5 Ways To Create A Safe Kitchen
Keeping kitchens safe is a critical consideration for everyone — but it becomes even more important if you’ve got kids, people with special needs, or elderly family members in your home.
But you don’t need to wait until after an accident to make positive changes. The best way to prevent an accident is to be proactive, so we’ve assembled these handy tips for keeping your kitchen safe at all times. Whether it’s investing in a safety knife, dressing appropriately or simply having a fire extinguisher handy, these are simple safety tips that will help ensure everyone’s safer in the kitchen.
- Dress appropriately for the kitchen
It’s a simple tip — but it’s easy to overlook. Untied hair, loose jewellery and baggy clothes can all be health hazards in the kitchen. So make sure that you’re always wearing clothes that fit correctly, tying your hair back (hair nets can be a great idea too) and taking off any extra jewellery that could be a hazard.
- Invest in a safety knife
Utensils are essential in any kitchen — you need to prep food efficiently and quickly and ensure they’re safe. When sharp blades are involved, accidents can happen. That’s why it’s a great idea to invest in a safety knife in Australia — you’ll be able to make sure everything is sliced and diced as necessary while helping protect hands from injury.
- Kitchen locks
Kitchens are full of exciting items for small hands to explore but also potentially dangerous. Investing in kitchen locks can be a great way to keep cupboards or drawers closed to protect your little ones until it’s time to open them and grab your utensils. By keeping potentially dangerous appliances out of harm’s way, whether it’s placed into high-level storage or locked up safely in an accessible cupboard between use, it will also ensure that they’re not able to be switched on or otherwise inappropriately played with by your little one.
- Invest in fire safety items
Everyone needs to know the importance of fire safety at all life stages. The sooner kids can learn, the better. A portable fire extinguisher or a fire blanket are great items to have handy in the kitchen, especially in an emergency. Although kids should never be using them themselves, they can also be effective teaching tools for reinforcing the importance of fire safety and ensuring that stoves, ovens, and toasters remain switched off when not in use.
- Keep handles out of reach
One of the most common ways people end up with injuries in the kitchen is by knocking the saucepan and pot handles hanging over the side of the stove. At best, it makes a massive mess on the floor. At worst, it can cause severe injuries to adults and children, presenting a slip hazard or burns from hot food. By ensuring that handles remain safely turned to the side, you can avoid any dangerous incidents in the kitchen.
Keep your kitchen safe with a Safety Food Kutter
Here at Kiddies Food Kutter, we’re committing to keeping kitchens across Australia safe. That’s why we stock items like the Safety Food Kutter — our Australian safety knife that will enable you to carry out all the tasks you need to in the kitchen while also being safe for little fingers, those with special needs or with more frail hands.
Browse our complete range of safety items right here on our website. Or, if you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our team today — we’ll be more than happy to help!