School kitchens can be rather demanding places to work in. Many cooks and assistants work in these areas every weekday, ensuring pupils have a range of hot and cold meals ready for lunch time. With a clear timetable to stick to it is even more vital that all relevant health and safety rules are followed at all times. School kitchen accidents can be nasty for those who experience them, and while numbers are low there are occasions when these accidents can severely affect those who suffer them.
Accident Advice Helpline knows this only too well. We have taken calls from people who work in school kitchens and have suffered all manner of accidents. Slips and trips are among the most familiar types of accidents but other things can go wrong as well.
The right equipment
Obviously the correct equipment should always be used, whether it is for mopping kitchen floors or cutting up vegetables. The proper safety measures should be clearly advised to staff so they can adhere to them at all times. Catering teams should be well-trained and aware of what is expected and how they can minimise the odds of school kitchen accidents occurring.
In some cases we have come across individuals who have not been provided with the proper equipment to use in the kitchens. A lack of safety equipment may prove negligent in terms of health and safety rules, and this is just one example of something that could go wrong.
Dealing with hot food
Spillages can not only be dangerous if they constitute a slipping hazard, they can also be dangerous if they are spilt on staff. By understanding rules regarding health and safety matters and finding safer ways of doing things, many school kitchen accidents don’t even have the chance to occur in the first place. Prevention is always better than cure, although of course it helps to know there is a course of action that can be taken if things do go wrong.
Accident Advice Helpline is that course of action. We have a free 24/7 enquiry line with experienced advisors and all the information you need. Why not call one of them today on 0800 689 0500 if you have suffered from a similar accident? It’s one sure way of getting no-obligation advice regarding your situation. One call could be all it takes to find out the answers.
Date Published: May 31, 2015
Author: Rob Steen