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Tips for a safer kitchen working environment

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At Bettaquip, we strive to give you the best commercial kitchen layout to enable your operation to run smoothly and reduce common risks in a commercial kitchen environment.

Equipment placement in your kitchen layout is vital to reducing accidents in the kitchen while ensuring that work flow within the kitchen is efficient.

Leaving enough room to operate kitchen equipment or being able to access storage so that doors do not collide or interfere with another station can make a big difference, especially in a small commercial kitchen. Our commercial kitchen design services make each work station self contained thus avoiding unnecessary movement around the kitchen for staff.

 A well designed commercial kitchen also ensures the correct flow of operation for food safety.

  1. Goods In
  2. Storage
  3. Food Preparation
  4. Cooking
  5. Serving
  6. Dirties Return
  7. Waste Management

A well designed commercial kitchen can also prevent cross contamination of raw and cooked foods. By separating areas appropriately your kitchen efficiency can improve, for example preventing dirty plates being brought back through food preparation / service areas.

Regardless of your current design - we are about to enter into the busiest period for kitchens across the UK (if not the world!)

Here are 5 tips you might find useful!

  • Ensure that all of your employees have been given sufficient health and safety training to reduce the risks of lifting injuries and excessive reaching. Anti fatigue mats for your kitchen are often a useful addition to support employees who are standing for long periods of time. Slips often occur due to obstacles on the floor and wet surfaces. Ensure spills are cleaned up immediately.
  • Some equipment can be dangerous when used incorrectly, make sure protective safety gear is accessible and in good condition and make sure employees follow safety guidelines. Burns and scalding from hot surfaces, hot water and oil are common causes of injury.
  • Make sure employees are wearing suitable attire and you may want to introduce slip resistant shoes to reduce the risk of slips and falls. Stock up on plastic gloves, hairnets and aprons all help reduce food contamination issues and promote regular hand washing.
  • Make sure employees understand COSHH (http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/) and ensure that they are using the correct equipment and protective clothing when using any chemicals.
  • Prepare an emergency plan - this is not just accidents at work, prepare your teams to react safely to acts of god, fires and violent situations. Ensure that you can leave the kitchen and premises safely and ensure the plan is circulated to all employees.

If you are considering a new commercial kitchen installation, please give Bettaquip a call on 0845 226 3635.

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Written by Bettaquip Commercial Kitchens at 12:00

BETTAQUIP LIVE: ALAN EVANS, A CAMERA, AND AN ELECTROLUX KITCHEN ...

At BETTAquip, our service doesn't just stop at commercial kitchen design and installation services.

We think its important that our customers get the best service in product selection based on their needs and function.

Alan and the team recently visited the Electrolux offices in Luton to put together a trial taster video, designed to inspire and inform BETTAquip customers about how our range of professional products can be typically used in your kitchen and you can watch it here ...

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We'd love to hear what you think! Why not follow us on twitter or get in touch!

Thanks for watching!

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Andy, Alan and the team

Written by George Bettany at 08:30

BETTAQUIP LIVE: IN THE KITCHEN WITH ALAN EVANS (TRAILER)

This is the first in a series of several short videos that we'll be releasing over the coming months that will give you more of an insight into how Bettaquip does so much more than simply design a commercial kitchen project.

We want you to meet some of the team at Bettaquip and see what goes on behind the scenes. Watch (and maybe learn something new) as we show you how the commercial catering equipment we supply can be put into action.

Here's a little teaser of our first video. We must have been mad letting Alan Evans loose in the Electrolux Kitchens LIVE on camera ...

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Follow us on Twitter @Bettaquip or find us on Facebook to be notified when the full version is released!

Want Alan to show you a piece of equipment? Got an idea for a video?  Follow and tweet us @Bettaquip or call us on 0845 226 3635

Enjoy

Written by George Bettany at 13:00

How Your Commercial Kitchen Provider can help you with Health and Safety

When Bettaquip install your commercial kitchen, we make sure that all of the equipment has a warranty and insurance. We’ll also make sure that it passes all the health and safety requirements - a load off your mind when it comes to the initial installation.
Written by Bettaquip Commercial Kitchens at 09:30

Why You Should Get Your Commercial Kitchen Layout Designed by a Professional

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When you operate a business, you need to do everything you can to make sure that you operate with as much efficiency as possible. This doesn't stop at the front of house, you'll need to make sure that you have all the right appliances in all the right places.

You may think that designing a kitchen is a piece of cake, but in reality it is far from it and you need to make sure that everything is accessible to every single staff member. Moreover, you also need to make sure that the appliances you want are right for your operational needs. Sometimes, a seemingly simple project can become very complicated without some professional planning.

Designing a great commercial kitchen environment

Bettaquip are kitchen design specialists. We'll be able to help you to make sure that your kitchen is operationally efficient. We'll discuss your requirements and help select the best equipment to get the job done.

Bettaquip are able to help you plan and design your commercial kitchen for maximum efficiency, so you will never have cluttered spaces. Our commercial kitchen professionals will be able to make the most out of the space you have and they will also help to make your kitchen feel modern and appealing to your users as well. We won't forget you on this journey, you will have every chance to add your own input to the design process, and after all it is your commercial kitchen.

So let a Bettaquip commercial kitchen designer create a perfect kitchen layout for you, while our projects team manage your build from end to end.

Call today on 0845 226 3635 or fill out the form on our website;

Written by Bettaquip Commercial Kitchens at 00:00

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