Knife Safety

In accommodation and food services, 44% of injuries are to the hands and fingers. Of the 44%, 21% are time loss injuries. 
Many young people`s first job is working in a kitchen, where they may use a knife on a regular basis. Unfortunately, they don`t always receive adequate training when it comes to knife safety.     

SAFE Hospitality is now offering a general Knife Safety workshop. This workshop will include information on different types of knives and the proper use and handling of steel. It will also touch on the importance of having an adequate workstation and participants will be shown the proper way to sharpen, handle, clean and maintain knives. 

Participants will learn tips and techniques on how to control the knife properly when performing different cuts to avoid potential injuries. 

This course is geared towards prep cooks, food preparers and butchers. Retail sales clerks, shelf stockers and anyone who is at significant risk when handling or working with knifes would greatly benefit from this course.

Trainer Biography

Geoffrey Mackay is a Certified Culinary Educator, Holding a Vocational Education teacher certificate and a Journeyman Red-seal cook, with over 30 years experience in the hospitality industry. He is the Chef /Owner of Excuisine Hospitality Solutions, and has an extensive background in Safety & Health. His company is listed on the Workplace Safety and Health Website as a training provider.

For more information or to register for this workshop please call 694-SAFE or email