Health and Safety in the Kitchen Environment – Knives & Cutting


When considering how to manage risk in the kitchen environment, care providers often focus on food safety and food hygiene issues.

 

In the first article, we gave an overview of some of the main causes of accidents and ill health in the kitchen environment, and key steps care providers should take to ensure health and safety in their kitchens.
In this edition, we will focus on the safe use of knives in the kitchen.

Risks
The use of knives is, of course, essential to the proper running of a commercial kitchen.  They are used as a matter of routine, and employees tend to be comfortable and familiar with how to use them due to their presence in the home environment.  However, this familiarity can lead to complacency ………..

NASHiCS kitchen safety article Knives August