What Every Wholesaler Needs to Know About Knife Safety
Knives can be a handy tool for a wholesaler, but with every tool there is a need for responsibility. It is essential that wholesalers understand the necessary safety considerations for handling knives.
Adhere to the Law
Before anything else, a wholesaler should be aware of the laws within the jurisdiction they are working within. There may be restrictions on specific knives or types of knives in place, as well as laws that dictate how they should be stored and handled.
Use the Right Knife
Knives come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and each is designed for a specific purpose. When selecting the right knife for a particular job, consider the length of the blade, the type of blade, and the handle size.
Keep it Sharp
A dull knife is a more dangerous knife; always keep knives sharpened. Sharp blades are more efficient and will reduce the chances of slipping and causing an injury.
Proper technique for handling a knife is essential for safety. Always:
- Keep your fingers away from the blade. Blades are sharp and can easily cause serious injury.
- Use a cutting board. This will reduce the chances of slips that can lead to injury.
- Hold the blade away from your body. This will reduce the risk of cuts or stab wounds.
When not in use, always store knives in a secure place away from children and out of reach. It is also important to keep the blades covered, either in a sheath or a drawer.
Wholesalers should observe all safety protocols when handling knives. Following the tips above can help ensure safety and keep you, your staff, and your customers safe.