Hospitality - Hotel, Restaurant and Kitchen
These kitchens on wheels are rolling up to curbsides everywhere, delivering fresh, inventive and convenient food fare to hungry customers. Food trucks share many of the features typical of a restaurant kitchen but come with the added safety concerns of packing everything, including a power and fuel supply, into the confines of a vehicle.
As one of the nation’s biggest employment sectors, restaurant workers comprise one of the largest groups of workers injured in the U.S. each year. Regardless of how careful you work, your business may still experience an illness or injury that could have been avoided. Reduce your losses by implementing safe operating practices and training your employees to recognize and control hazards.
HSE information sheet - Preventing back pain and other aches and pains to kitchen and food service staff (PDF)http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/cais24.pdf
This guidance provides information provided by UK Health & Safety Executive on significant risk areas to look for and offers practical examples of solutions that you can apply in your workplace.
Slips and trips are the most common cause of major accidents at work. The costs to industry are substantial at £512 million per year, not counting the incalculable human cost and suffering to those injured.
Designed to be used by employees as part of the Restaurant Safety Training activity, these tip sheets can also be used by managers to identify new protective measures you can put in place, or issues to emphasize in employee training. Also available in Spanish.
This short training program is designed to help you work together with your staff to design a creative, simple health and safety plan for your restaurant. The Restaurant Supervisor Safety Training Program was developed by the Labor Occupational Health Program (LOHP) at the University of California, Berkeley, with funding from the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation and from the State Compensation Insurance Fund. This program is part of the Commission’s Worker Occupational Safety and Health Training and Education Plan (WOSHTEP).