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Hazards in the KITCHEN

Task 1: - How many dangers can you see in the picture below? Neatly mark in RED any danger spot
you find (there are at least 14)! The first hazard has been marked as an example.


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Task 2: - Using the hazards identified in task 1 complete the table below. The first hazard has been
given as an example.



Kettle with trailing cord

A child could pull on the cord and drag the kettle of hot water down on themselves.


The iron could burn and it could also fall. Someone can come in and touch and it will be

The knife

The knife is next to the bread and some could come in and get it.

The water is spilt

The water is split and someone could come in and fall over the split water on the ground.

Cupboards open

The cupboards are open and someone could get the food from the cupboard.

The fire match

The fire match is left by itself and a child will start the fire.

The knife

The knife is there and a child could hurt themselves by touching it.

Leaving cooking food

When leaving the food unattended it can cause a fire and a child can come in and touch

Leaving the cupboard open

Someone can come in and not notice the cupboard is open and they can fall.

10 Leaving the cake in the oven

The cake is in the oven and it could burn and it could start a fire

11 Mosquito flying around

The mosquito can go in the food and when they turn it off the mosquito will be in there.

12 The cat in the kitchen

The cat in the kitchen and cause items on the stove or bench top to fall over and cause

13 The pot on the stove

The handle of the pot needs to be facing in the opposite direction.

14 The jug on the side on the bench

The jug on the side of the bench can fall and break.

15 The vase on the window edge

The open window can cause the vase to spill over and break.

16 The iron cord

The iron cord is hanging over the board and can cause someone to trip.

17 The jar on the end of the table

The jar on the edge of the table can fall and break onto the floor.

Task 3: - Using the Rules for the Food Technology Room

below, create a poster, using Microsoft Word, that can be used
in the classroom to remind people of how to be safe whilst

Rules for the Food Technology Room

Rules are designed to make-work easy and safe for both you and those
around you
The basic rules for practical lessons are
1. Bags and books MUST be left outside the room.
2. Put on your hairnet and apron before entering the room.
3. Wash your hands.
4. Work quietly and safely.
5. Clean up your work area when finished.
6. Put all rubbish in the bin.
7. Wash and dry all utensils thoroughly.
8. Wash down the tables and sink.
9. Dry the tables and sink using the paper towels.

Wipe over the tables and sink with sanitizer.


Bins must be emptied at the end of each lesson.


All equipment used MUST be THOROUGHLY washed, dried and

returned to their correct position.


Ovens, stoves, microwaves and bays MUST be cleaned at the

end of each practical lesson and switched OFF.


NO licking of food or utensils.


Sinks are to be left CLEAN and DRY at the end of the lesson.


Equipment must be used for its intended purpose e.g.

Measuring cups - measuring food.

Knife - cutting.
Tongs - handling food.


DO NOT wash flour sifters.


ALWAYS wear your hairnet when in the practical room.


NEVER eat or drink in the practical room.

20. Listen to the instructions before starting to work