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.
- Goods In
- Food Preparation
- Dirties Return
- 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
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
If you are considering a new commercial kitchen installation,
please give Bettaquip a call on 0845 226 3635.
ensure work flow within the kitchen is efficient