05/10/2011

Catering and hospitality

The British Health and Safety Executive has published online a range of
'frequently asked questions' on health and safety issues relating to catering
operations.

The topics covered include: the law; the main hazards; maintaining equipment;
children and young people, and ventilation and temperature. Aimed at SMEs, the
answers provide basic advice with links to more detailed information.

The British Health and Safety Executive identifies the main causes of accidents
and ill health in the catering industry as


  • Slips, trips and falls;

  • Lifting, manual handling and upper limb disorders;

  • Contact with hot surfaces and harmful substances;

  • Dermatitis; and

  • Cuts from knives



More info


AplusA-online.de - Source: Health and Safety Executive