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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

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

Organisation, the Key to Success in a small commercial or catering kitchen

If you want to be successful when it comes to the catering aspect of your business then you need to make sure that you and your employees have everything organised from the day you open your new venture. After all, organisation is the key to success in any business and the kitchen is certainly no different! Take a look below to find out more.

One thing that you need to do is make sure that all of your fridges, cupboards and drawers are organised. Consider purchasing drawer organisers if this helps, and keep all of your utensils separate instead of having them all in a single drawer. When organising your fridges, make sure that your employees always know where to find certain items and consider placing a fridge at either side of the kitchen. This means that employees won't need to travel across the room just to find what they need and it also means that you can keep them both monitored with ease.

Another thing you need to think about is utensils. After all, if your employees can't find the equipment when they need it, they won't be very efficient in the kitchen and this is something that you want to avoid at all times.

Consider things like magnetic knife boards and place several sets of knives across the multiple kitchen surfaces. Accessibility is crucial and if two chefs need to use the equipment at the same time, it will save a lot of hassle and fuss. It may also be an idea to talk your employees through an organisation strategy as well, because if everyone is on the same page, it will make everything much easier for the future.

No matter what size your kitchen space, Bettaquip are commercial kitchen fitters. We'll design and install a kitchen into your venue, using every inch of space we can!

If you have a commercial or catering kitchen project, call or contact us today to discuss your requirements.

Written by Bettaquip Commercial Kitchens at 00:00

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