Restaurant owners and managers have a variety of challenges that must be overcome. As a result of countless employees leaving and the loss of over 800,000 lives in the United States due to the present epidemic, businesses in the service industry are scrambling to find replacement workers.
Many restaurants are recruiting waiters and waitresses who have never worked in the hospitality business before. These folks face a steep learning curve when it comes to transitioning to their new job.
The complexity of food storage and processing facilities hidden beneath the public area may surprise customers who have only had previous restaurant dining experiences. The fat used in cooking and frying, the soap used to wash dishes and cooking surfaces, and even the material used to construct the floor may all contribute to how slick and dangerous kitchen flooring may be.
Slips and falls cause around 1 million customers and 3 million restaurant employees to be hurt each year. Slips and falls, despite the numerous clips on those “funny video” television shows, are not humorous. Broken bones, hip fractures, lacerations, spine injuries, and serious burns from stoves or hot meals are all possible results. These injuries can last a lifetime and create chronic discomfort. The food service industry spends billions of dollars each year on these injuries, and the number of cases is on the rise.
Grease-resistant floor mats should be used in the kitchen. Spilled liquids and food drain away from the mat through drainage pores.
With mats provided at the entrance door, customers’ shoes should be cleaned of dirt and other particles. Replace the other mats with more highly absorbent mats when the weather gets bad to try to keep your flooring dry.
As a restaurant owner or manager, it is your obligation to keep your guests and employees safe. More information can be found in the resource that comes with it.