Monday, 4 February 2013

Health and Safety Risks in a Commercial Kitchen

According to the Health and Safety Executive, slips, trips, falls, manual handling, which can result in musculoskeletal injuries and exposure to hot, or harmful substances cause most accidents in commercial kitchens. 

So what can you do to minimise the risk of accidents in your kitchen?

Slips, Trips and Falls 
Most trips and slips occur due to wet floors, remember to:-
  • Wipe up spillages and dry the floor
  • Set up "wet floor" warning signs
  • Cordon of areas if necessary
  • Keep floors well maintained

Manual Handling

  • Never push, pull or drag heavy items
  • Ask a colleague for help in lifting heavy items
  • Use a lifting device where necessary

Exposure to Hot and Harmful Substances 

Substances such as oil and other fluids are commonly found in  commercial kitchens. To reduce the chance of an accident:-
  • Always ensure containers of hot liquid are covered when no one is directly working with them.
  • Take care when working in proximity to hot liquids

Fire Risks

The risk of fire in a commercial kitchen is never far away so it is essential that all gas and electrical appliances are maintained and suitable for the job required. Another fire risk is grease build up on kitchen extract fans, for this reason insurers now insist that they are cleaned on a regular basis by a commercial duct work cleaning company.

How can Ingot Help?

Ingot Services – Specialists In Grease Extract Cleaning and Commercial Kitchen Cleaning.
With over twenty years of deep cleaning commercial kitchens and grease extract fans you can be sure that Ingot Services will clean your system to the highest standard and issue the necessary certificates and photographic evidence to satisfy your insurer.

Find out more about Ingot Services and your grease extract cleaning options.

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