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Safety in Cookery Rooms
Safety rules of cookery rooms to be observed by every student
• There should be no running at all times in the cookery rooms.
• There should be no playing with any kitchen appliances especially sharp objects such as knives.
• All students must check that their work bench gas pipes are switched off after every practical session.
• Main gas pipe at the back of the cookery rooms must be turned off after every practical session.
• The fans must be switched on even during practical sessions to allow ventilation.
• All windows at the back are to be opened to allow ventilation at all times.
• Ensure that the kitchen is dry and free from spills, spatters and peelings so as to prevent falls. Clean any spills immediately.
• Students should make sure that their hands are dry and appropriate footwear is worn before using electrical appliances.
• Do not allow electrical cords to dangle from table tops.
• Inform the teacher if there are any frayed or cracked cords.
• Switch off all equipment when not in use.
• Do not leave any cooking unattended. Turn off all cooking appliances and unplug them when not in use.
• No one is allowed to use the cookery rooms without a teacher’s supervision.
• Take note of the positions of the fire extinguishers (two at the back and one at the front) and first aid box (at the front) in the cookery room.
Hygiene in the cookery rooms
• Always wear a clean apron during practical sessions.
• Long hair should be tied up to avoid catching fire. Do not let hair or apron strings get in the way as this could cause accidents.
• Keep nails short and wash your hands before handling food. Dirty hands contaminate food.
• Dispose kitchen waste in a lined rubbish bin before tying up the plastic bag and discarding it in the big bin placed at the centre of the cookery room.
• Remove all scraps of food from the sink as they can cause germs to multiply.
Personal hygiene, food handling hygiene and general kitchen hygiene contribute to a safe kitchen.