Prevention is always better than cure. A comprehensive workplace safety program is essential to any food service operation and a vital component of that are clearly positioned food safety posters. Food service environments pose a high risk of injury from burns, cuts and falls. Therefore, ongoing training and clear reinforcement of messages for staff is important. Additionally, products which minimise risk of injury are essential. These include protective gloves, safety knives and safety glasses. These, together with first aid kits, should always be accessible to employees.
Maintaining a proper food safety training program will also ensure that food safety remains top of mind in your business. To support training programs, consider the use of food safety posters with relevant safety messages. For example, placing a 'How to Wash Hands Correctly' poster in washrooms will assist to remind staff of their responsibility to personal hygiene. Training courses, materials, and food safety posters are all helpful in ensuring your employees are correctly and thoroughly trained to a level that allows them to handle food safely.
The gentle reinforcement of safety messages is linked to reducing workplace accidents, inspiring a culture of employees looking after other employees and reducing the tension which can sometimes arise between management and staff. Ensure your professional kitchen is ticking all the right safety boxes by reminding staff of their obligations and best practice via the use of food safety posters and by use of the other food safety products available.