Reading Thermal performs oven safety inspections to bring customers in compliance with regulations adopted by OSHA as set forth in Standard 29 CFR Bakery Equipment 1910.263(L)(9)(ii).
“All safety devices on ovens shall be inspected at intervals of not less than twice a month by an especially appointed, properly instructed bakery employee, and not less than once a year by representatives of the oven manufacturers.”
Reading Thermal is qualified to perform oven safety inspections on most commercial ovens, regardless of manufacturer, based on numerous OSHA standard interpretation letters, one that states:
“OSHA feels that such inspections may be accomplished by qualified representatives of any oven manufacturer who are knowledgeable of the various safety considerations and who by training and experience are capable of verifying the safe operational characteristics of the equipment.”
Oven Safety Inspection Program:
- All safety devices on the oven are checked against Reading Thermal’s multi-point Equipment Inspection Check List.
- The customer must make available, for the entire inspection, the electrical control diagrams for the oven and one maintenance person who is familiar with the equipment and specific functions of the various controls. It is beneficial to the customer if this person is the same person who performs the biweekly inspections.
- Reading Thermal will perform benchmark profiling of the customers oven using the state-of-the-art SCORPION® Data Logging Measurement System.
- Reading Thermal will provide a detailed Oven Safety Inspection Report to be filed with customer safety records. A duplicate backup copy will be kept on file at Reading Thermal. The report will contain the inspection results and oven benchmark profiles.
When you rely on Reading Thermal for safety inspections, you stay in compliance with OSHA regulations and you get a benchmark of oven performance with SCORPION® profiles of Temperature, Air Velocity, and Heat Flux, providing a baseline for yearly comparisons. Our inspections can also help you avoid issues with your insurance carrier by documenting the operation of all safety devices. Regardless of who built your oven, Reading Thermal has the expertise to inspect it.