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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Most dangerous kitchen appliances

    If you work in a kitchen, you’’re probably aware that you’’re dealing with some potentially dangerous kitchen appliances and pieces of kit on a daily basis. In order to avoid accidents at work, it’s beneficial to follow health and safety guidelines and take care when using these dangerous kitchen appliances.

    What are the most dangerous kitchen appliances?

    Many people think of sharp knives and boiling hot ovens when they consider work-related injuries in the kitchen. However, kitchen appliances can also be hazardous. Examples of dangerous kitchen appliances include:

    • Food processors and blenders
    • Cutting and slicing appliances
    • Kettles
    • Electric whisk
    • Cheese grater
    • Meat grinder
    • Electric knives and carving devices

    If you work in a kitchen, your employer should take the necessary steps to make your working environment as safe as possible. It may not be possible to avoid some work
    , but some work injuries could be prevented by, for example, providing sufficient training on how to use dangerous kitchen appliances.

    Health and safety in the kitchen

    In order to protect workers from injuries and accidents, employers should enforce safety measures; examples may include:

    • Ensuring all spillages are cleared up immediately to prevent slips, trips and falls
    • Encouraging communication between chefs
    • Providing suitable protective equipment
    • Providing staff members with relevant training
    • Ensuring procedures are in place to deal with work injuries effectively
    • Ensuring electrical appliances are tested routinely

    Can I claim compensation for an injury at work?

    Many people sustain injuries at work. Claiming compensation may be an option in cases where an employee has been injured through no fault of their own.

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    If you’’ve been injured as a result of using faulty equipment, or you’’ve been made to do a task for which you don’t have the relevant training and level of expertise, your employer may be liable. In this case, your work injury compensation claim should be approved.

    If you’’ve been injured as a result of your own negligence, for example, you attempted to do a job without using safety equipment provided by your employer, you will not be able to claim work accident compensation.

    Speak with us

    If you think you may have a viable work injury claim, call Accident Advice Helpline. If you’’ve been injured at work in the last three years and your employer was to blame, we can help you to claim compensation.

    We have an expert team of personal injury lawyers ready and waiting and the majority of our clients never attend court proceedings. Call us now to find out more. Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: April 29, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice


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