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Safety tips for the kitchen

Safety tips for the kitchen

  • Do not leave metal spoons in boiling liquids.

  • Do not leave handles of cooking pans over the gas flame.

  • Always carry a knife with its point towards the floor.

  • Never attempt to catch a knife if you drop it.

  • Always cut or chop on a board, never in the hand.

  • When using a hand held can opener, protect the other hand with a cloth or kitchen towel.

  • Always clean up any spilled grease or fat from the floor immediately using hot soapy water.

  • Never use a damp cloth for lifting or carrying hot utensils. Heat penetrates more quickly than a dry cloth.

  • Never wear sandals or open shoes in the kitchen.

  • Pan containing hot fat, which has caught fire, should be extinguished by smothering with a fire blanket or a thick damp cloth. Never put water on a fat or oil fire.

  • All gas and electrical appliances must be turned off when not in use. Gas cylinders should be turned off when not in use.

  • Make sure the first aid box is readily accessible and that it contains sufficient waterproof dressings and burn dressings.

  • Never attempt to carry large heavy containers of hot food single handed. Get assistance.

  • Do not reach over naked flames.

  • Never place cleaning fluids into bottles originally used for food or drink.

  • Do not place knives or other sharp implements in washing up bowl unless you intend to wash them immediately. You may be distracted and forget they are in there.

  • Wear a suitable, clean apron when cooking.

  • Ensure there is a suitable water supply nearby to treat any burns.