188.8.131.52 WORK IN ACCOMMODATION, GALLEYS AND PANTRIES
Work in accommodation and particularly galleys and pantries may be dangerous
if safety precautions are not taken and safe working practices not followed.
The main causes of personal injury in galleys are slips and falls, burns caused
by hot food or water and cuts from sharp objects
the floors of galleys and pantries must be kept clean from grease or
any other liquids which may cause somebody to slip
whilst the vessel is at sea, rails/fiddles should be put up around the
stoves to prevent pots and pans from moving
heavy items should always be moved by two people rather than one
appropriate Personal Protective Equipment – please see section
184.108.40.206 Safe working clothes – Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) –
should be worn, particularly proper shoes with toe caps and non-slip soles
doors of all kinds should have hooks to prevent slamming
doors to refrigeration chambers should be able to be opened from the
inside to prevent a crew member from becoming trapped inside.