How to prevent kitchen fire? How to handle a fire in the kitchen area? Kitchen Fire, Preventing Fire in Kitchen, Handling Fire, Type of Fire Extinguisher, Type A Fire, Type B Fire, Type C Fire.

How to Prevent Fire while working in the hotel kitchen area?

Familiarize yourself with the working area to minimize cases of burning fire. Pay extra attention to equipment/furniture made from easily burnable materials such as wood avoid using such things as much as possible.

Important Note: This information is brief and general, and should be only used as an example for preparing the hotel & kitchen staff training material. This article should not be the only source of your information on 'How to Preventing Fire in Hotel Kitchen?'.

1) How to handle accidental Fire While Working in the Kitchen Area?

  • Never leave food unattended on the stove.

  • Wear short sleeves or tight-fitting clothes and tie back long hair.

  • Keep the stovetop and oven clear of paper, towels, and anything else that can burn.

  • Know where the fire extinguishers are located and how to use them.

  • Use the right kind of extinguisher.

  • Class A fire extinguisher - Extinguisher for wood, paper, clothes, and any other combustibles.

  • Class B fire extinguisher - Extinguisher for burning liquid such as grease, oil, gasoline, solvents.

  • Class C fire extinguisher - Extinguisher for electrical equipment such as an oven, electric appliances, motors, etc.

  • Keep a supply of salt or baking soda handy to put out the fire on range tops.

  • Careful not to let grease building up in any of the equipment.

  • Do not leave hot fat unattended on the range.

  • Smoke only on designated areas only.

  • Do not leave burning cigarettes unattended near the kitchen area, and put appropriate non-somking signs in and around the kitchen.

  • When the fire alarm is activated, turn off all the gas & electric appliances before leaving the building (if you still have the time.)

  • Keep fire doors closed.

  • Keep exits free from obstacles.

2) Explain The Fire Safety Tips while working with an Oven or Microwave Oven?

  • Turn off the oven, close the door, and wait until the oven has cooled down before opening.

  • Always use only microwave-safe utensils when working with microwave ovens. 

  • Never attempt to heat articles that are not appropriate for use in microwave ovens.

  • Always remove food from any plastic packaging before defrosting in a microwave oven.

  • Never use recycled paper products in microwave ovens unless they are specifically approved for microwave use.

  • Some recycled products including paper towels may contain minute metal flecks and interaction between microwaves and such metal can cause sparks and even flames.

  • If you have a fire in your microwave oven, turn it off immediately as this will then stop the fan so it won’t feed oxygen to the flames.

  • Turn off the oven, close the door, and wait until the oven has cooled down before opening.

3) What needs to be done if an oil or grease fire occurs in the Kitchen?

  • Turn off the stove, and if possible, use baking soda or a pot lid to smother the fire.

  • Do not move the pan or lid and leave them in place until cool.

  • Never use water to put out a grease fire, as it can spread the fire.

4) How to use Portable Fire extinguisher in Kitchen?

  • Be familiar with the different kinds of portable fire extinguishers.

  • Class A fire extinguisher - Extinguisher for wood, paper, clothes, and any other combustibles.

  • Class B fire extinguisher - Extinguisher for burning liquid such as grease, oil, gasoline, solvents.

  • Class C fire extinguisher - Extinguisher for electrical equipment such as an oven, electric appliances, motors, etc.

  • Portable fire extinguishers can be effective in fighting small contained fires.

  • Never put the fire between yourself and your way out.

  • Ensure you use the appropriate extinguisher.

  • Know when and how to operate your extinguisher.


 

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