Working in a busy kitchen environment can be demanding, hot and very busy, and it certainly isn’t for everyone. However, it can be made easier when a number of clear rules are followed with regard to safety.
A safe kitchen environment at work means there is far less chance that anyone will be injured. This environment is easy to keep in good condition as well. For example, the floor should always be clean, free from spillages and free from potential hazards too. These may include discarded packaging, bags and other items people could potentially trip over. Any spillage could be dangerous too, so the sooner they are cleared up the better and safer it will be.
Proper health and safety training
Another aspect of creating a safe kitchen environment at work is to provide those present with health and safety training that is appropriate to their roles. While the employer will ultimately be responsible for health and safety, the employees should also be well aware of the need to keep their workplace safe in every way.
Good training can also pertain to the specific jobs each individual does in the kitchen. Inexperience can potentially lead to a greater chance of accidents occurring, and these could injure the inexperienced as well as those around them.
Keeping things tidy
We have already mentioned the importance of keeping the floor tidy, but this applies to every other area of the kitchen as well. It is important to make sure all work surfaces are clean, no saucepan handles are left overhanging the stove and oven doors are shut when not in use. These are all simple things to keep in mind, but they are very important as well. They could prevent many injuries that would otherwise take place in the kitchen environment.
If you work in a kitchen and you have experienced an accident there within the last three years, there is a chance it may not have been your fault. The team at Accident Advice Helpline can see whether your employer or another worker in the kitchen was responsible. If they were negligent, a compensation claim could be a possibility for you. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 and see whether this is the case in your particular situation. If so, a professional lawyer could be in a position to take on your case and seek compensation for you.
Date Published: January 25, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead