Health And Safety In The Kitchen

Understanding and managing health and safety in the kitchen or catering industry is extremely important.

If you do not ensure adequate health and safety in the kitchen or catering industry, you could be breaking the law. Make sure you comply - speak to the experts! Call 0800 211 8331.

Working with knives, fire hazards and large quantities of hazardous cleaning products can make the kitchen and catering industry a dangerous place to work. However, with the correct health and safety procedures, business owners can have peace of mind when it comes to the safety and welfare of their employees and their catering business.

Following the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, all UK employers in the kitchen/catering business must ensure the safety, health and welfare of their employees whilst at work. This is a legal obligation for every UK employer or self-employed person.

We can provide you with specialist health and safety consultants who can assess and manage the health and safety in your kitchen or catering business. If you are unsure about the health and safety in your kitchen or catering business, call us now.

Kitchen Health and Safety

The main risks to health and safety in the kitchen and catering industry are:

  • Slips and trips
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Contact with hot surfaces
  • Exposure to steam and harmful chemicals
  • Cuts from knives
  • Musculoskeletal disorders/injuries from manual handling.

Work-related ill health such as dermatitis can cost twice as much than an injury caused by an accident. It is crucial that your business is compliant with the health and safety in the kitchen/catering industry regulations, otherwise you could face heavy fines and potentially large compensation payouts.

Health and Safety in Catering

If your business prepares and/or handles a lot of food then the health and safety in the kitchen and catering industry regulations are applicable to you.

Your business must appoint a competent person to undertake health and safety policy and arrangements in your kitchen or catering business. A competent person must have the necessary skills and experience of health and safety regulations, and be able to implement ways to manage them. You can appoint us to be your competent person.

We can provide you with NEBOSH-certified health and safety consultants who will ensure that your business is meeting all of the health and safety in the kitchen and catering industry requirements.

For more information and advice on health and safety in the kitchen or catering industry, call us today on 0800 211 8331.

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