Accidents at work are almost expected when you are employed in a professional kitchen. That being said, an awareness of hazards, such as flammable things in the kitchen, can help ensure a safe work environment and minimise the risk of injuries at work.
What are the most flammable things in the kitchen?
When working in a kitchen, you are constantly surrounded by naked flames and high temperatures. A knowledge of any flammable things in the kitchen can help prevent any injuries caused by explosions or fires.
Five of the most flammable things in the kitchen include, but are not limited to:
- Liquid disinfectant spray and any cleaning products contained in aerosol cans
- Dishwashing detergent, which can be both flammable and toxic
- Cooking oils are extremely flammable
- Garlic, containing flammable oils
- Clothing and cheffing aprons
Preventing injury by flammable things in the kitchen
It is important that employers provide sufficient training to ensure that all employees understand the dangers of working in a professional kitchen. This safety training should always include advice surrounding how to correctly work with, and store, flammable things in the kitchen.
When an injury at work is sustained due to poor working conditions or lack of training, in this area, employers can be held liable for the harm their workers suffer.
Why are employers liable for accidents in a kitchen?
No matter the industry, all employers have a legal obligation to ensure the health and safety of their employees. When an injury is sustained due to the employer’s failure to meet this legal obligation, the employer can be held liable for the harm and distress caused.
Accident Advice Helpline
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Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice