You can’t beat the taste of barbecue-grilled meat. Yes, it’s undeniable that cooking over charcoal gives a mouth-wateringly unique taste, but despite this fact, there are health and safety issues to consider, like whether coal barbecues are safe to cook indoors.
Are coal barbecues safe to cook indoors?
In recent years, it has become a culinary trend for chefs to incorporate coal barbecues/ovens into kitchens. While this allows for a more varied and trendsetting menu, if it isn’t maintained and managed sufficiently, it can lead to an increase in accidents at work.
The main safety concern is work-related ill health and it’s linked to employee exposure to the carbon monoxide that is emitted into the air when charcoal is burned.
Outdoors, this isn’t so much of an issue, as the air surrounding the barbecue enables the gas to disperse. Inside, where space is confined and ventilation constricted, it can lead to occupational ailments.
It is recommended that if catering establishments are considering using charcoal in their kitchen, suitable industrial ventilation systems are considered and purchased alongside the cooking appliance.
Work illness and injury
If you have been exposed to carbon monoxide at work and have suffered an occupational ailment as a result of this exposure, your employer could be liable for your work-related illness or injury.
When you are expected to work in dangerous conditions, without adequate training or personal protective equipment, it is often the case that your employer has failed in their legal obligation to protect your health and safety.
Usually, when such a situation arises, Accident Advice Helpline can assist victims in determining liability and recovering the compensation they deserve for the harm and distress they have endured.
Getting in touch with us
If you would like more information regarding the claim process or perhaps a free initial consultation, our team is on hand 24 hours a day, seven days a week to speak to you regarding your work-related illness or injury.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience in the work-related personal injury claims sector, and our national legal team works on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* basis to ensure you have no additional worries on your plate while you are recuperating from your illness or injury.
Give us a call today on freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500, or complete our quick and simple 30-second eligibility test online.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown