Hazards of catering
Working in catering is hardly one of the more dangerous professions, and doesn’t scale up to something like working in construction. But feeling that you are completely safe in your job is one of the things that can lead to an accident at work in Glenrothes.
If you do have an accident at work in Glenrothes which is caused by not paying attention or being safe then you won’t be able to claim compensation and can find yourself in a difficult financial position as well as suffering from an injury that could take a long time to heal. The best way to avoid an accident at work in Glenrothes is to know all of the hazards of the industry you have chosen to work in, so that you can make a plan to avoid these hazards and injuries.
If you do sustain a serious injury which was caused by an accident at work in Glenrothes which your employer is at fault for, you may be able to claim compensation. This will help to keep you afloat whilst you wait for your injuries to heal, and also provide you with closure which can aid your emotional recovery.
Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to speak to the friendly, helpful team about what has happened to you and find out whether your accident at work in Glenrothes entitles you to a claim for compensation. If it does then you will be passed over to an experienced in-house personal injury lawyer, who will work on a 100% no win no fee* basis to get you the compensation you deserve. The helpline can provide 24 hour advice and support throughout this process.
- Slips and trips. This type of accident is very common for staff, as they are on their feet all day, and often working in an environment where there are a lot of obstacles and shiny or wet floors. Choose the right type of flooring to avoid slips in the first place, and make sure that all staff are properly trained and wearing the right shoes.
- Cleaning chemicals. In order to keep up standards of hygiene, staff may need to use fairly strong chemicals to clean equipment in the kitchen. Make sure that any cleaning staff, and staff using cleaning equipment, know the hazards, how to correctly use the chemicals, and are wearing the right protective equipment.
- Back injuries. This is common in the hospitality industry as staff are usually carrying fairly heavy items around all day long. Train staff how to carry things properly, and make sure that no one is ever carrying a load that they cannot physically manage.
- Accidents with knives. Working around knives means that most people will have a minor accident from time to time, but it is important that these don’t become major incidents. Teach all staff how to use knives correctly.
Date Published: 16th May 2014
Author: David Brown