Kitchen accidents at work can lead to some of the most severe work-related injuries and illnesses. Working around high temperatures with sharp tools and flammable items is the ideal recipe for workplace accidents. Having a knowledge of some simple strategies, such as how to stop oil splattering around the kitchen, can significantly help to minimise risk of injury.
Oil splattering around the kitchen
Cooking at high temperatures in a fast-paced environment, it really is no surprise that chefs frequently experience oil splattering around the kitchen.
There are, however, ways to minimise oil splattering around the kitchen. In doing so, you can reduce the risk of burns to the skin, the face, and the eyes, preventing avoidable workplace injuries.
Preventing oil splattering around the kitchen
First and foremost, it is important to note that oil will splatter as it reacts to heat. You can minimise the amount of oil splattering around the kitchen by reducing the amount of oil you use when cooking.
Injury can also be prevented by wearing suitable work attire. Personal protective equipment for chefs includes kitchen whites, aprons and hard-toe shoes. Hair should also be short, or tied back and netted. By opting to wear long sleeve whites, you can lower the chance of sustaining burns to the arms.
Your employer should also consider investing in a splatter screen, if you are expected to work with hot oil on a regular basis. This piece of equipment will significantly stop oil splattering around the kitchen and any related kitchen injuries.
Claiming compensation for kitchen accidents
If you have been involved in an accident at work through no fault of your own and you believe your employer is to blame, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
While you are at work, your employer has a legal duty of care to ensure your health and safety while you are undertaking your expected duties. When you injure yourself due to an employer oversight or negligence, therefore, your employer can be held liable for the harm and distress you have endured.
Accident Advice Helpline
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Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice