Working in a bakery typically means early starts so you can have all the bread and other bakery products ready for people to buy at the start of the day. It can be a very rewarding job but there are potential dangers that could be problematic if they are not approached in the right way.
Hot industrial ovens, pasty makers and even conveyor belts could all be present inside a bakery. Anyone working in these premises should be given proper health and safety training to ensure they know how to operate each piece of machinery they will be required to use. Every piece of machinery should also be carefully-maintained and checked regularly to make sure no one is in any danger by using it.
The danger of bakery worker accidents
Clearly there is the potential for burns and scalds to happen when dealing with hot ovens and hot bakery products. This is why it is vital for everyone to have access to personal protective equipment. In this situation it would mean having good-quality oven gloves and other similar protective equipment to prevent any burns from happening. Good knowledge of how to use the industrial oven safely will also be required to limit the odds of being burned.
Machinery should also be protected from harming workers in some situations. For example a conveyor belt can be potentially dangerous if there is no protective guard in place to ensure fingers and hands cannot get caught in the mechanisms. In another example it might be possible for machinery to fall on a worker if it is not secured properly.
Making sure bakery workers are safe
Bakery worker accidents are rather uncommon. However, when they do happen they can result in trapped fingers, severe burns and other more serious injuries too. As such it makes sense to limit the dangers as much as possible. This will ensure there is no chance of anything going wrong.
If it is too late for you and you are already nursing an injury, call Accident Advice Helpline now. We’re available on our 24/7 enquiry line at 0800 689 0500. If you call our team free of charge you are entitled to receive no-obligation advice about your situation. Why not make the most of that offer today to see if there is a chance of getting any compensation for the injuries you have suffered?
Date Published: August 20, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead