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In a previous post we discussed how you can keep your restaurant staff safe from everyday kitchen hazards, covering everything from slips and falls, to burns, lacerations and more. Now we want to focus on fire hazards – how to spot them, how to prevent them, and how to keep your staff safe from them.
A key requirement for food preparation, in general, and restaurants in particular, is to adhere to food-handling procedures that ensure that food is safe to eat. Proper food hygiene prevents germs, which can cause food-borne illnesses, from contaminating food. Whereas health inspectors will visit your restaurant from time to time to inspect it for compliance with legal health and safety requirements, it is up to you to provide the proper food safety products and training to help your staff promote food safety in your restaurant.
When you own or manage a restaurant, not only do you have to pay attention to your guests’ experience – the food, ambiance, presentation, etc. – but you must always keep the health and safety of your employees in mind, as well. As a business owner, the safety of those you employ – from kitchen workers and cooks, to front-of-the-house waiters and bartenders– should always be a top priority, and you must ensure that you have the right equipment on hand to keep your staff safe and sound.