Catering Accident Prevention

From hosts, hostess, chefs, waiters, waitresses and food scientists to catering companies and catering restaurants, protect your entire workforce from workplace slips and falls with our highly slip-resistant, safety and occupational range of stylish and comfortable SFC footwear.

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The Catering Industry Has High Work Injuries Each Year

All catering staff know the risks associated with their job. According to, there are many accidents happening within the catering and hospitality industry which can be avoided particularly with kitchen assistants, chefs and waiting staff.

Catering kitchen helper preparing the lunch for the employees of the company

Working with Food & Beverage exposes catering staff to a range of risks, including

Slips, falls and trips

Burns, scalds, cuts and grazes

Lifting and carrying heavy loads

Exposure to hazardous substances

Regardless of whether the injury is minor or major, protecting and avoiding risks within the catering industry, for example in restaurants, events and more creates a safe working environment.

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There are many reasons why catering staff may be injured at work. Some of the most common reasons include

  • Slipping and falling on wet or oily floors
  • Being cut by sharp knives, being scalded by hot liquids
  • While lifting heavy objects and being exposed to hazardous chemicals
  • Working long hours in a cramped and stressful environment 
  • Wearing ill-fitting or inappropriate footwear 

Most catering injuries are avoidable if the proper safety precautions are taken. For example, floor surfaces should be kept clean and dry, knives should be properly sharpened and handled with care, hot liquids should be handled with caution, and appropriate footwear that is comfortable and supports the feet should be provided to staff.

Some of our SFC Catering shoes

Workplace Injuries Impact Profitability

It is important that employers in the catering industry take steps to minimise the risks and ensure that staff are properly protected. Catering injuries at work may affect profitability for a company in a few ways: 

  • Firstly, if an employee is injured on the job, they may require medical treatment which can be costly. 
  • Secondly, if an employee is unable to work due to their injury, this can lead to lost productivity and may require the hiring of additional staff to cover the workload.
  • Finally, if an employee sues the company for their injuries, this can be very costly in terms of both time and money.


Mitigation of risk and accident prevention for chefs, waiters, waitresses and other catering staff are the leading methods for avoiding these costs, improving safety, comfort and profitability.

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