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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."

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    Top tips for kitchen staff safety


    What do B&Bs, hotels, restaurants and pubs all have in common? They all have a kitchen, providing a range of food and tasty dishes to their clientèle. Other establishments may also have a kitchen on-site, with a variety of staff fulfilling various roles to ensure everything runs smoothly.

    One of the most important aspects of any kitchen is kitchen staff safety. As you can imagine, kitchens have many potential hazards that could harm those who work there. Hot temperatures, the potential for spilled food and drinks, sharp knives and much else besides could all cause injuries, either minor or more serious in nature. Good standards of kitchen staff safety will ensure these incidents have far less likelihood of occurring.

    Proper training

    The importance of training cannot be emphasised enough. Everyone working in a kitchen environment should know everything there is to do with kitchen staff safety. This could prevent every individual from having an accident, but it may also prevent others from having an accident too. For example, if everyone knows they should clear up any spillages immediately, this will prevent both the person who caused the spillage and everyone else from sliding or slipping over in it.

    Good health and safety measures should also be in place in the kitchen. The employer is responsible for health and safety, and has a duty of care to make sure everything is taken care of. Providing proper utensils and equipment is just part of this.

    Whose fault was it?

    When something does go wrong and someone is injured, it is important to seek first aid and report what has happened. However, it is also reasonable to consider what happened and to work out who was at fault. For instance, if you have been burned by a saucepan that was left on the side, when there was no indication it was hot, you may have cause to make a compensation claim.

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    As you can imagine, the details surrounding injury cases can be complex. As such, it is a good idea to contact the experts to see whether you could indeed make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline has the potential to help you if you call us on 0800 689 0500. You could be represented by a lawyer who has already won similar cases for other clients. To find out where you stand, call us today for free.

    Date Published: February 1, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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