Hey there guys, I'm in a slight dilemma regarding kitchen safety. I work as an executive chef in a kitchen here in the UK. I have been here for about 2 years and have been seriously bringing this kitchen out of the dark ages of cuisine. The kitchen itself is pretty old and the building even older and to give you an idea the building was built in 1821. I have spent a lot of time looking through the old paperwork for the kitchen and have been bringing the kitchen up to food health and safety standards.(trust me they are strict in the UK!) And it seems to all be going fine but I'm encountering serious problems convincing the damn manager here to spend any money on things that by law need to be upgraded! This guy oversees what gets spent on what and is not a bad guy but I can not seem to tell him enough times that we need to upgrade certain things by law! It seems like his mentality is "when we are forced to change it by the local government then we will reluctantly do it". But with all honesty some things need to be upgraded like NOW for the safety of my staff. I have showed him health and safety law and guideline documents. I have sat down with him and told him what needs to be done. A grand example of this is the gas emergency switch off point. By law in the UK in a work place that uses gas and some electrical appliances there needs to be a point in the kitchen or very close by where you can shut off the gas in the event of an emergency. You can do it by hitting a button or turning a valve and thus saving time. I have approached this guy three times now about this in the past six months. I have had quotes to get it done...But nothing. Just a deep sigh and "yeah leave it with me i'll check the budget"...But what he is really saying is "I have no intention on spending any money on anything I don't deem necessary" As I'm sure you can understand and this is quite annoying. I'm not really sure how to get through to this guy. I don't particularly want to go behind his back and go to the person who oversees him but I really think it is going to get to that point. Anybody got any ideas or help? I may have posted this in the wrong place....so sorry if i have.