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How to Avoid the Dangers of Coffee Machines

Creating the perfect cup of coffee is an art form and tocreate art you need properly maintained tools.

A coffee machine can be extremely dangerous to you and yourcustomers, especially if you don’t look after it properly.

Coffee machines are subject to very high volumes of use andif not correctly maintained, they can cause serious injury to the public.

Following the manufacturers care instructions and followingbasic health and safety guidelines can help to mitigate common daily riskshowever, the majority of coffee machines incorporate the use of a steam boiler.These boilers, if not properly cared for, have been known to explode.

A famous case of this happened in a UK supermarket. Thecoffee machine in the café exploded, causing serious injury to staff andmembers of the public.

As well as being causing personal injury, these explosionscan also damage property and as a direct result, your business reputation andfinances.

Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Guidelines demand thatyour steam boiler is inspected every14 months (as per the Health and Safety Executive PSSR 2000 regulations)to ensure that it meets pressure system regulations and it is illegal tooperate a steam boiler (regardless of its age) that does not meet the currentHSE Guidelines.

To help keep costs low we recommended that you book yourboiler inspection at the same time as your annual service.

Protect yourself and your business today by booking a boilerinspection with Coffee Masters. We work with a network of local engineers, socontact us today to find out what deals are available.