Safe Knife Handling
||A sharp knife is
safer than a dull knife because it requires less force or pressure to
execute a task.
||Use the correct knife
for the task. Using a knife that is too large or small may
result in cumbersome or uncomfortable use. The proper edge
and knife construction is important. For example. Using a
flexible fillet boning knife to bone out a leg of veal might result in
the blade binding or spring back causing a dangerous situation.
||When carrying a knife
hold it parallel and tight against your leg as you walk. The
kitchen is a busy and often very active place and it is your
responsibility to protect those that might not be watching what they
||The knife handle must
be kept clean and dry. This may require you to stop and clean
the knife at different periods while performing a task.
||Always cut on a
cutting board or appropriate surface.
||Always cut away from
||Focus on the task at
hand and avoid distractions