Using an oven seems like an easy task to carry out. However if it isn’t used safely or correctly, especially in a commercial kitchen, you could cause a nasty accident at work. Knowing how to use an oven is a basic life skill that can minimise the risk of myriad kitchen accidents.
How can an accident at work be caused by misusing the oven?
There are multiple ways an accident at work could be caused by not using the oven properly. One consequence of not using an oven correctly could be that a fire breaks out which could lead to a serious accident at work injury claim if anyone is nearby. Other than this, injuries can be caused by hobs left on; items left in the oven too long thus causing excess smoke which could lead to a nasty case of smoke inhalation and an accident at work injury claim to go with it.
How to use an oven without sustaining a work injury
If you are ever unsure of how to use an oven always consult the manual first or ask someone to show you how it works in order to prevent an unnecessary accident at work. Once you are happy with how it works ensure the oven is empty and turn it on to the correct temperature you need. Most ovens have a light or indicator to show when it has reached that temperature. This light also tells other members of staff that it is on thus helping to prevent a work injury.
Make sure that when you are handling hot trays and dishes you always use an oven glove or similar so you do not burn yourself or have a more serious accident at work injury.
Accident Advice Helpline
Ovens can be a dangerous piece of equipment if not used correctly and this can lead to several accidents at work not only for you but the other staff around you. If you have had an accident at work within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in accident claims such as those from a work injury. With 15 years’ worth of experience, our lawyers are experts at making the claims process as simple and stress free as possible.
To find out how you could make an accident at work claim speak to an Accident Advice Helpline adviser on our 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice