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The dangers of having a deep fat fryer

Often regarded as one of the fundamental pieces of equipment in professional kitchens, the deep fat fryer produces some of our most guilty, but nonetheless delicious, culinary treats. That being said, having a deep fat fryer can lead to myriad accidents at work of varying severity.

The dangers of having a deep fat fryer

Having a deep fat fryer means that you are frequently cooking foods in temperatures of up to 400 degrees C. In doing so, the food becomes a crisp delight on the outside, and is ideally cooked in the centre.

Of course, having a deep fat fryer is extremely hazardous. Cooking at such high temperatures with an extremely flammable liquid is a cocktail for fire-related risks at work. In addition, the equipment, as well as the oil, becomes extremely hot during service, and so risk of burns is also high.

If you are considering having a deep fat fryer in your kitchen, it is important that you have it installed away from any water supply. Water reacts instantaneously, and viciously, with hot oil above 350 degrees C. It vaporises into steam that can cause severe scalds, and causes the hot oil to spit, which can in turn cause debilitating burns.

Accidents at work

If you have been involved in a kitchen accident, whether due to having a deep fat fryer incident or any other issue, you may be able to claim compensation if the accident was not your fault.

While you are at work, your employer has a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety. As such, when you suffer injury, due to your employers negligence, they can be held liable for the accident, harm and distress you have experienced.

All accidents are unique, which is why at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to determine both where liability may lie and your eligibility to claim.

We have over 15 years’ experience in successfully ensuring that victims of personal injury receive the compensation they deserve for the harm they have suffered.

Getting in touch with us

For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today, via our freephone helpline number 0800 689 5659. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.