Knowing to handle knives properly is a very essential act in the food service work.
Below are the few simple techniques for handling knives safely.
A sharp knife is a safer knife
Sharpen knife lowers the risk of cuts. A dull knife increases the risk
as you have to put more force to cut and chances of slipping is more
The right knife for the job
Knowing which knife to be used for which action is very essential.
Keep them clean
Keep your knife clean after every use helps in minimizing the risk of cross contamination.
Store the knives in an appropriate manner to
Proper holding and cutting techniques
Learning the technique of cutting and holding knives is very important. Do not hold the material to be cut in hand, use chopping board.
Whenever you are handling knife, pay proper attention otherwise you might end up in a hazard.