Use a Safety First Mindset When Dealing with Restaurant Equipment

As a restaurant owner, you want your food-service equipment to last a long time. The best way to make this happen is with proper appliance care. When caring for your commercial food-service equipment, it's important that you use a safety first mindset. Depending on the type of equipment your restaurant has, electrical, gas and water issues can all arise. Keep reading for some safety tips to keep in mind when dealing with your restaurant equipment.

Safety and Health Hazards

The food service industry involves a variety of safety and health hazards. Below is a general list of hazards associated with the use and care of commercial kitchen equipment:
  • Cuts and amputations 
  • Burns and scars
  • Electric shock and electrocution 
  • Slips and falls 
Each person working with equipment and appliances should receive proper training before hand. Make sure that everyone operating equipment, cleaning equipment and/or maintaining equipment has been properly trained on how to do so. Be sure to follow the manufacturer's instruction manual as well, since not all equipment is created equal.

Appliance Care Safety Tips

Before attempting any DIY restaurant equipment repairs, be sure to look over these safety tips.
  • Always unplug appliances before attempting to clean or work on them.
  • Watch out for sharp edges on your equipment. 
  • Never wear jewelry or other dangling items when working on equipment. 
  • Be sure to tie your long hair back as well. 
  • Ensure that you have ample lighting to see what you're doing. 
  • Wear steel-toed safety shoes in case anything falls on your feet. 
  • Be sure to lift appliances using your legs and not your back.
The best way to ensure your safety and ensure the job gets done right the first time, contact a professional restaurant equipment repair technician in Missouri.

Avoiding Hazards 

In addition to the tips above, ensure that any broken or unsafe equipment is unplugged. Then attach a warning sign to prevent someone from attempting to use it. Inspect power cords and electrical fittings before each use to avoid electrical issues. Replace or repair anything that's damaged before attempting to use it. In addition, make sure electrical equipment is properly grounded. Before working with any equipment involving water, be sure to shut the water off. The same concept applies to anything involving gas. You want to avoid water leaks and/or gas leaks, as they can lead to both physical and health hazards. After cleaning any equipment, remember to put all guards and safety devices back in place.

When you experience restaurant equipment issues, trust none other than Fast Fix LLC. We are your honest, reliable and professionally trained commercial food-service equipment repair provider in Missouri and Western Illinois. Our company has over 200 years combined experience repairing and maintaining commercial and residential HVAC and food-service equipment, as well as dealing with electrical, gas and plumbing issues. Give us a call at 573-544-0456.

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Fast Fix LLC. Restaurant Services
9403 County Road 154
Auxvasse, MO 65231

Phone: 573-254-3748
St. Louis Customers: 636-FASTFIX

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