Kitchens

Badly burnt hand, injury of the result of a slip in a kitchen

The consequence of a slip or a trip in a kitchen can be devastating and result in horrific injuries, but it is possible to reduce the likelihood of accidents through good design.

It may be difficult for kitchen workers to manage slip and trip risks if the kitchen has been poorly designed.

Kitchens can be busy and noisy environments. Workers may be rushing around and carrying trays, plates or containers. There will be frequent spillages of water, oil, cooked and uncooked food. All of these issues need to be considered when designing a kitchen.

It is very important to liaise with the chef or kitchen manager, as you need to understand how the kitchen will be used.

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