Month: January 2018

Common Health and Safety Considerations in the Catering Industry

Health and safety is one of the most important aspects of any industry and, with the risks involved, the world of catering is a perfect example of this. Dangerous equipment, a fast-paced environment, and the end product at steak all contribute to the importance of proper health and safety procedures when preparing food. Here at Jaspers Event Hire, we have over 25 years of experience in providing catering equipment hire for events, so we wholly understand the risks and corresponding preventative methods. The Most Common Risks The most common risks to health and safety in the catering industry, most likely, come as no surprise. They are centred around slipping, colliding, cuts, burns, musculoskeletal injuries, and dermatitis. Slipping Slipping within a catering environment often comes from spillages and the swift nature with which tasks are being carried out, but it is imperative to deal with these spills and take care when moving throughout the kitchen space. It is also advisable to consider the flooring used and the footwear provided to caterers that can provide extra grip and stability. Collisions Again, collisions are mainly down to the high speed of service, but they are easily avoided with dedicated walkways, communication, special care [...]
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