Why is health and safety important in the workplace (F&B)?

Why is health and safety important in the workplace, i.e. your food and beverage outlets? 

  • You protect your workers from injury, thus reducing absentees (less medical issues). 
  • Ensures that your F&B (workplace) is more efficient and productive with better work flow. 
  • Many journals and research have shown that employees works better and are more productive in environment that are invested in health and safety. 

Test your health and safety knowledge using the case study and the checklist shown below. (answer is reflected in another page protected by password). 

Maintain Health and Safety Policies
(test your knowledge: Case Study)

After the operation hour, the fast-food outlet staff were doing routine cleaning on a Friday. The chef was passing through the kitchen and walked across the pot wash area whereby it was newly mopped by another employee. 

As the chef walked past the deep fat fryer, suddenly he tripped on the damp floor. Instinctively, he reached out to try and break his fall by grabbing anything within reach. Panicky, he pulled over the electric deep fat fryer. 

The fryer toppled over and spilling its entire contents, which consists of 35 litres of boiling oil onto the chef and the floor. As the boiling oil came in contact with the water residue on the floor, thick black smoke was produced which triggered the smoke alarms, adding to the extremely frightening situation. 

Painfully, the chef tried to get up from the slipping floor surrounded by boiling oil, but he slipped back on every try. Eventually, the trainee assistant manager succeeded in sliding him out of the spilling boiling oil. However, in the rescuing process, the assistant manager burned his own hands.

Question 1: Identify three (3) potential areas that are dangerous at the workplace.

Question 2: Recommend the solutions for each potential area that cause danger at the workplace.

Check answer here (password: ocm0622)

Maintain Health and Safety Policies
(test your knowledge: Checklist)

Complete the workplace safety and health checklist for Site inspection for a Restaurant. The checklist must include the followings: 

Check answer here (password: ocm0622)

To learn more about other modules, lessons and articles similar to "Why is health and Safety important in the workplace", visit our F&B resources page. Learn more about F&B in our upcoming workshop. 

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OCM (OnCoffeeMakers.com) was started in 2007 with the first webpage about coffee machines. And for a number of years, we focused on helping people find their desired coffee machine (we still are helping folks with that! So, if you are looking for coffee machines for office or restaurants - check out the link). 

In 2010, we started getting enquiries on restaurant marketing and we start to help food and beverage brands with their marketing. Below are campaigns and events that we have done over the years: 

OCM's campaigns: F&B Marketing Ideas by OCM 

OCM's Events: F&B Industry events by or with OCM

Check out this restaurant marketing guide to learn more about the many campaigns and companies we have worked with. 

Since then, we have also created many marketing workshops and classes for the F&B industry. Many of these modules are still running in tertiary institutions such as Temasek Polytechnic Skillsfuture Academy and also ITE College East COC classes, below are some snippets of our lectures and workshops: 

OCM’s F&B workshops: Food and Beverage Marketing Lectures | Workshops - click to watch classes on customer journey map, JTBD and more. 

So, if you are looking for industry practitioners to help you scale your coffee or F&B businesses, do drop us a message or book an appointment. Do also check out our various social media platforms on regular F&B and coffee market updates: 

For regular coffee (F&B) related videos: OCM Youtube

For Daily Coffee Inspiration (fun coffee content): OCM IG

For insights into the coffee (F&B) industry: OCM LinkedIN 

PS: For the coffee lovers, we continue to share coffee articles (and videos) and have also started a free coffee class section (with free online coffee training supported by coffee partners).

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