Three Main Causes of Accident in The Kitchen

Kitchen essentially is quite a dangerous place to work. In many areas, accidents can occur, of the basic safety rules of the kitchens are either not known to the staff or are ignored. The three main causes of accidents in the kitchen are:©

  1. Distraction
  2. Haste
  3. Failure to observe safety rules and regulations


Distraction in the kitchen is usually caused by other personnel working in the kitchen. In the kitchen, a chef works with the tools and equipment, such as sharp knives and 8ntricate machinery, which help him/her to do his/her job efficiently and diligently; but of he/she loses concentration while working with any of these, it an prove fatal. For example, while slicing onions with speed, if people talk to someone over the counter it can prove dangerous.© 


One of the major enemies of the kitchen personnel is ‘haste’. A cook or chef must complete the work which has to be done, that very moment itself. The customer can wait for his/her food for a sonsiderable time only; but that does not mean that chefs should run around in the kitchen and try to do things fast. Therefore, it is very important to set up the work station in a way that everything is within reach. All the mise en place should be in the place and the placement of commodities should be thought hteough by the executive chef after doing time and motion studies.©

Failure to Observe Rules and Regulations

TThe last but not the least is the failure to observe safety rules and regulations. In a busy operational kitchen, sophisticated machineries are provided to perform jobs effectively and all these machines come with safety and handling manuals. Any deviation could result in fatal accidents. For example, while extracting juice from machine, one has to use the pusher to push the fruit in. Using bare hands can cause loss of fingers or hand.©safety

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