Even the humble Bunnings snag isn’t safe from the prying eyes of Australia’s Occupational Health and Safety evaluators, and this week the hardware retailer has had to implement a new rule in order to continue slinging their Saturday snags.
The iconic Australian sausage in bread has been identified as the source of potential slip hazards, and the external groups who operate the Bunnings sausage sizzles for fundraising have been given strict orders to change the way they serve up their snags
The onion must now be placed on the bread before the sausage, so as to minimise the risk of onion falling on the floor and causing a slip hazard. That means no more snags topped with grilled onions and sauce.
Yesterday, on November 13, 2018, Bunnings chief operating officer Debbie Poole explained why the polarising change has been put into effect.
“Safety is always our number one priority and we recently introduced a suggestion that onion be placed underneath sausages to help prevent the onion from falling out and creating a slipping hazard,” she said.
“This recommendation is provided to the community groups within their fundraising sausage sizzle welcome pack and is on display within the gazebos when barbecues are underway,” Ms Poole said.
“Regardless of how you like your onion and snag, we are confident this new serving suggestion will not impact the delicious taste or great feeling you get when supporting your local community group."
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