Safety First – A Visual Guide

Fire (What do you do if one happens?)

  1. Never leave cooking unattended

2. Incase of pan fire, control the fire by…

  • Covering the pan with a lid or a bigger upturned pan
  • Turn the heat off
  • Spray the pot with a fire extinguisher


Burns/Scalds (How to treat)

  1. Cool the burn with cool or lukewarm running water for 20 minutes as soon as possible after the injury

2. Cover the burn with cling film



  1. Do not mix different chemicals

2. Use personal protection equipment (e.g. gloves, face mask) where necessary


Slips/Trips/Falls (how to prevent)

  1. Clean up spills immediately

2. Keeps walkways and hallways free of debris, clutter and obstacles


Cuts (how to prevent/treat)

  1. Keep your knives sharp… Slice away from your hand and keep your fingers clear of the blade

2. To treat a cut, wash your hands with soap or antibacterial cleanser to prevent infection… Use direct pressure to stop the bleeding


Heavy Lifting (ex: bag of flour, box)

  1. Wide Base of Support. Square up to the load with feet placed shoulder-width apart, one foot slightly ahead of the other

2. Never use your back


How to Prevent Food Poisoning

  1. Use separate cutting boards

2. Keep raw meet separate

Waste Management

  1. Compost food scraps


2. Recycle

Personal Hygiene

  1. Wash hands before cooking and between handling raw and ready to eat foods

2. Tie hair back

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