Danger lurking in F&B kitchens
Most of the 658 F&B-related minor injuries last year happened in kitchens
Flying knives, boiling water, roaring flames and slippery floors - the hotel or restaurant kitchen can be a dangerous place to work in.
Though the kitchen may not spring to mind when it comes to workplace health and safety issues, a surprising number of workplace accidents happen there, according to figures from the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Council.
There were 658 minor injuries incurred during food-and-beverage service activities last year, up from 556 such injuries in 2011.
Most of these happened in the kitchen and included cuts and stabs; slips, trips and falls; and burns and scalds.