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Hazards in the KITCHEN

Task 1: - How many dangers can you see in the picture below? Neatly mark in RED any danger spot you find (there are at least 14)! The first hazard has been marked as an example. 9

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Task 2: - Using the hazards identified in task 1 complete the table below. The first hazard has been given as an example.
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Hazard Kettle with trailing cord The kettle cord Water is spilling on to the floor The cutting side of the knife is facing outwards There is a cat in the kitchen The stove is on and unattended The matches The window is open There is a pot of flowers on the edge of the window sill. There is a bee or wasp in the kitchen The pantry door is open Poisonous chemicals and cleaning products, easy to get a hold of. The fridge is open The iron board The water jug The cake is left unattended The kettle of water is near the stove

Consequence A child could pull on the cord and drag the kettle of hot water down on themselves. The kettle cord could be a tripping hazard. Someone who didnt see the puddle of water on the floor could slip and get injured. This could injure someone if they brush past it as it might fall and cut your foot or leg. The cat could knock over things and hurt itself. There is no one near the stove to watch it so therefore it can be dangerous The matches can be a hazard because a baby or toddler could light the matches accidently. The dust and dirt particles could enter the kitchen which is unhygienic. The pot could fall of over and can be a safety hazard. This insect can be harmful as it can sting you or can fly in your face and distract you. This can be a tripping hazard and the corners of the pantry door can be sharp and injure someone. A baby or infant can crawl and drink the poisonous cleaning products. The fridge is open and can spoil the milk, and dairy products. This can be unhygienic and make someone sick if they intake the spoilt food. A baby can crawl under and it could fall on them and it is causing clutter in the kitchen. The water jug is on the very edge of the table so it could fall and shatter into sharp pieces. The cake is left unattended so therefore it could burn and be dangerous. If someone spills the hot kettle water, not only can it burn someone who is near the stove but can pour on to the fire and make a really big fire.

Task 3: - Using the Rules for the Food Technology Room below, create a poster, using Microsoft Word, that can be used in the classroom to remind people of how to be safe whilst cooking.

Rules for the Food Technology Room


Rules are designed to make-work easy and safe for both you and those around you The basic rules for practical lessons are
1. Bags and books MUST be left outside the room. 2. Put on your hairnet and apron before entering the room. 3. Wash your hands. 4. Work quietly and safely. 5. Clean up your work area when finished. 6. Put all rubbish in the bin. 7. Wash and dry all utensils thoroughly. 8. Wash down the tables and sink. 9. Dry the tables and sink using the paper towels. 10. 11. 12. Wipe over the tables and sink with sanitizer. Bins must be emptied at the end of each lesson. All equipment used MUST be THOROUGHLY washed, dried and returned to their correct position. 13. Ovens, stoves, microwaves and bays MUST be cleaned at the end of each practical lesson and switched OFF. 14. 15. 16. NO licking of food or utensils. Sinks are to be left CLEAN and DRY at the end of the lesson. Equipment must be used for its intended purpose e.g. 17. 18. 19. 20. Measuring cups - measuring food. Knife - cutting. Tongs - handling food.

DO NOT wash flour sifters. ALWAYS wear your hairnet when in the practical room. NEVER eat or drink in the practical room. Listen to the instructions before starting to work