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What is safety in a professional kitchen?

Last Updated on September 13, 2022 by Lauren Beck

The kitchen is often one of the busiest and most loved rooms in the house. It is a place where people can share a cup of coffee, take a biscuit out of the tin when no one is looking, and gather for a good meal. However, because of this hustle and bustle, it can also be dangerous.

For those who want to keep their kitchen a safe place, this piece has been created to offer you some tips on how.

Read on to find out more!

Keep ‘People Traffic’ to a Minimum

 The kitchen is filled with equipment and items that can be very dangerous, which is only exacerbated when the room is overcrowded. Pets and children can be particularly vulnerable, as they are not always aware of the dangers or what is going on around them. When cooking, handling knives, or using hot water, make sure you are the only person in the kitchen as much as often. This can help prevent any accidents from collisions or distractions, some of which could be serious.

Keep On Top of Spills

Spills are a leading cause of accidents, which is why it is so common to see caution signs around any potentially slippery surfaces. Ideally, in the kitchen, you should wipe up any spills immediately to prevent any accidents or injuries. The last thing you want to happen is to slip when you are holding a knife or a pot of boiling water! Do not leave spills until a full clean-up – keep on top of them to stay safe. Another helpful hint is to wear some slip-resistant footwear such as mens and womens chef shoes. They are designed to keep your feet safe from the dangers that can be found in the kitchen and allow them to be well protected.

Get a Kitchen First Aid Kit

Accidents happen even when all of the necessary precautions have taken place, which means it is important to have the right equipment on hand to tend to an injury should you need to.

Your kitchen first aid kit should contain essentials such as: 

  • A guidance leaflet
  • Antiseptic
  • Blue or colored bandaids for cuts and scrapes
  • Bandages
  • Sterile dressings in different sizes
  • Sterile eyewash
  • Small pair of scissors
  • Latex gloves
  • Alcohol pads
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Cotton wool 

Test Your Fire Alarms Regularly

fire alarm

Fire alarms are a crucial piece of kit for all homes to ensure everyone stays safe. Did you know that cooking is the most common cause of domestic fires? There can be many of them each year, and it makes sense why. While removing candles from your apartment can be a reasonable expectation and a good way of minimizing the risk of fires, not cooking again as a way to never have a house fire is less so! Be sure to test your alarms regularly to make sure the battery is working so you are able to help prevent a serious fire.

These are just three important tips for you to consider to make sure that you are prioritizing safety in the kitchen and that the chance for injury or an accident is reduced to a minimum.

Conclusion

The kitchen should be a safe place for everyone, and by taking the necessary precautions, you can make sure that it is. Keep on top of spills, get a first aid kit, and test your fire alarms regularly to help reduce the risk of accidents in your home.

Reference:

  1. https://kidshealth.org/en/kids/safe-in-kitchen.html
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