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    Ways to keep your kitchen germ free

    All chefs know that it is essential to keep your kitchen germ free to maintain suitable hygiene standards. When you keep your kitchen germ free you work to ensure the health and safety of your customer base, as well as minimising the risk of accidents at work.

    How to keep your kitchen germ free

    When you undertake your basic hygiene training, you will be made aware of how to run a kitchen with health and safety in mind. That being said, there are some simple ways to banish the baddies and keep your kitchen germ free.

    With that in mind, here are just five easy ways to help keep your kitchen germ free:

    1. Use professional plastic chopping boards, not the wooden alternatives available
    2. Use a different coloured board for each type of produce
    3. Keep fridges and food larders well maintained and clean
    4. Regularly remove waste from the kitchen
    5. Label and date all food, ensuring that it is disposed of appropriately

    Help to keep your kitchen germ free

    Of course, if you haven’t undertaken the relevant training, it can be hard to know how to keep your kitchen germ free sufficiently.

    All employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that their employees receive the relevant training needed to undertake their role. Therefore, in the catering industry, employers have a legal obligation to ensure that all chefs and catering assistants complete their basic hygiene certificates.

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    In the case the you sustain a work-related illness, such as food poisoning, and you believe your employer’s negligence is to blame, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm you have suffered.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    No matter the nature of your accident at work, if you believe that your employer is to blame for your accident in the kitchen, Accident Advice Helpline are here to help.

    With over 15 years’ experience, we understand that every case is unique. As such, we have a team of specialist solicitors on hand to ensure you receive superlative assistance with your case.

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    For more information and to receive a free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. If you’re calling from a mobile, don’t forget to dial 0333 500 0993.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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