When you acquire or rent a mobile kitchen trailer from Mobile Kitchens USA, your kitchen staff may need some time to adjust to working in a new space. While the transition is usually smooth, safety should be a top concern. Here are some safety recommendations to help you operate safely in your mobile kitchen unit.
Burns are a significant hazard in any temporary kitchen facility. They can occur frequently if individuals are not cautious. The first thing to remember is to keep a close eye on your clothing. Avoid wearing anything excessively loose or flammable, and be mindful of your clothing’s position in relation to the range, oven, skillet, or grill. Additionally, be very cautious when handling oil and grease. Never leave anything frying unattended, and consider requesting splash guards, which can help prevent fires, when personalizing your mobile kitchen unit.
Be Alert for Cuts or Punctures
Most commercial mobile kitchens are hectic environments with a lot of activity. If you’re using knives or other sharp utensils, be aware of your surroundings and take care not to cut yourself. Another useful tip is to keep your knives sharp. While it may seem counterintuitive, dull knives may cause more severe wounds since they require more pressure to cut through ingredients. Ensure that any surface you’re cutting on is level, and that you’re standing on a stable surface.
Exercise Extra Caution on Slippery Floors
Mobile Kitchens USA employs slip-resistant flooring in all of our mobile kitchen trailers, but it’s not foolproof. Dropped and spilled food can make the surfaces slippery, as can footwear that is unsuitable for a kitchen (high heels, dress shoes, etc.). Freshly-mopped wet floors can also be slippery, so put up signage or other indicators to inform all staff to avoid certain spots.
Safety should always be a top priority in any kitchen, and this is especially true in a mobile kitchen, where individuals may not be familiar with the space right away. Emphasize safety to your kitchen staff at all times and follow these simple guidelines to avoid injuries.
To find out more about recommended mobile kitchen safety protocols and custom options available at Mobile Kitchens USA, get in touch with us today!