Solutions for a slippery restaurant in Gilbert Arizona.
Anyone that has worked in the service industry can attest: grease is seriously slippery. It seems obvious, but we all remember the shock that came with the first time we slipped. An injury can not only cripple your workforce, but leaves you vulnerable legally. Not only that, but a hustle and bustle environment like a kitchen is deadly on shoes. After time having to buy expensive new ‘non-slip’ sneakers or work boots can become a serious drain on your employee’s finances. Luckily for you Walkaway Management Group of Arizona can help.
Finding the correct treatment
Every person that has had the opening or closing shift in a kitchen can attest that dailies seem like a losing battle. Day to day you degrease the floors, but by the end of the night they’re just as slick as that morning. Nine times out of ten this is because you’re using the incorrect treatment for your tile. Every type of tile has specific needs in respect to cleaning. Learning the type of tile you have is the first step to finding the proper treatment plan. Concurrently finding your slip coefficient of friction through ‘BOT3000E’ testing can help you learn exactly how slick your tiles are. Remembering to treat your flooring every day is vital to maintaining a safe and secure working environment in your kitchen.
Keeping clean and sanitary equipment
It’s easy to take your sanitary equipment for granted sometimes. It can seem like your mop doesn’t go bad until it’s too late. When in fact a mop degrades between area to area. Using a strict color coding system can save you not only money but time. Your kitchen mop-head should be changed once every two or three days, and a dining area mop-head can last a little over a week. Remembering to not cross contaminate is vital as well. If your kitchen is stone, and your dining area is vinyl, you cannot apply the same treatment. As well that the grease from your kitchen may become trapped in the fibers of the mop; meaning that if used in the dining area you increase slipperiness, making a slip more likely. Applying the respective color coding to your ‘Boost’ treatments also can make it easy to quickly remember which product goes where.
Staying to code
Vigilance is due-diligence! Slip and fall accidents can be a major boon to local business. If an employee or customer slips and falls they may seek compensation. You can prevent legal action by taking action now. By testing your floors (at least) twice annually you can prove within reasonable doubt that your restaurant is a safe working environment. You can also increase your likelihood by placing safety instructions visible to your customers and employees. Hang a bulletin board in frequently utilized environments: bathrooms, breakrooms, and atriums. Make sure that safety instructions are taken seriously. If there is a spill place a wet floor sign for at least thirty minutes after cleaned. If within budget giving your team a shoe allowance can increase not only their safety but turn around time as well. Protect yourself by protecting your employees and customers.
How we can help
Here at Walkway Management group of Arizona we can work together to test, etch your floors, and find a treatment plan for you. With our advanced ‘BOT3000E’ tribometer we can find to the exact number how slippery your flooring is and act from there. We will Apply our fast acting 3 step ‘Boost’ agents to treat your tiles. All it takes is a clean, a seal, and a buffer and we can extend the lifespan of your tile between three to seven years. Protect yourself from a slippery restaurant in Gilbert today! schedule a consultation at 480-454-8644.