The kitchen is one of the most exciting and dangerous environments for working. Restaurants must ensure that safety for all workers. Workers in turn must also follow proper procedures and make use of safety equipment to prevent injuries and accidents for everyone. Here is a list of safety items restaurants should invest in to protect and maintain a safe environment.
Wet floor Signs
Wet floor signs alert both your staff and your customers to take extra caution when walking in these spots and avoid slip and falls.
First Aid Kit
Kitchen First Aid kits offer a wide selection of items for injuries specific to the kitchen such as burns, scalds, abrasions, sprains, etc. They also have kits designed for workplaces with 1-15 workers.
Fire extinguishers are extremely important to the safety of your kitchen. Class K Extinguishers are used for commercial restaurants. These fire extinguishers contain a blend of Potassium Acetate and Potassium Citrate that is extremely effective in combating fires fueled by cooking oils.
Help protect the workers hands from hot water, as well as from abrasive chemicals in soaps and sanitizers.
Made from special, strong materials that help prevent skin from being accidentally sliced by sharp knives.
Insulated gloves with good grips designed to shield the hands from frostbite, which can be a potential problem when spending a significant time in freezers or walk in refrigeration storage units.
Prevent burns and are primarily used for placing and removing hot items from ovens, handling hot plates or dealing with other hot food or restaurant equipment.
Provides an additional barrier between the employee’s body and dangerous substances, such as chemicals, hot grease, and oils.
The floors in a kitchen restaurant are slippery due to regular water and grease spills. Wearing safety footwear helps provide employees with better grip, assisting in the prevention of slipping and falling.
Lastly, ideal for kitchen floors or other high traffic areas where there is a greater possibility for slips and falls. These rubber mats offer better foot grip and provide a softer and more comfortable walking surface that gives the feet, knees and other joints better protection from strains and other similar injuries.
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