Solutions for a slippery restaurant in Mesa Arizona.
Anyone that has worked in a kitchen can attest: grease is seriously slippery. It seems obvious, but we all remember the surprise that came with the first time we slipped. An injury can not only cripple your workforce, but leave you legally liable. In addition the hustle and bustle environment of a kitchen is deadly on shoes. After time having to buy expensive new ‘non-slip’ shoes or 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 worker that has had the opening or closing shift in a kitchen can attest to the discouraging nature of dallies. It feels like you’re constantly degreasing the floors, but by the end of the night they’re just as slippery as that morning. This is almost always because you’re using the incorrect treatment for your flooring. Every type of floor has specific needs. Learning the type of flooring in your kitchen and restaurant is the first step to finding the proper treatment. Finding the slip coefficient of friction of your flooring through ‘BOT3000E’ testing can also give you an exact number of how slick your kitchen is. 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 forget how important sanitary equipment can be. It can seem like your mop is fine to reuse indefinitely until it stops cleaning completely. While in fact a mop degrades differently between area to area. Using a color coding system can save you in multiple facets. Your kitchen mop-head should be changed once every two or three days. While a dining room mop-head can last a little over a week. Not letting these two crossover is also vital. If your kitchen is granite, and your dining area is laminate, you must not apply the same treatment. Furthermore 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 fatal blow to businesses. If an employee or customer slips and falls they are within their rights to seek compensation. You can prevent a calamity by taking precautions now. By testing your floors (at least) twice annually you can have hard evidence that your restaurant is a safe non-slip environment. You need to also place 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 treated with caution. If there is a spill place a wet floor sign for at least half an hour after cleaned. Giving your team a regular shoe allowance can also 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 high-tech ‘BOT3000E’ tribometer we can appraise exactly 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 cleaning, a sealing, and a buffering and we can extend the lifespan of your tile between three to seven years. Protect yourself from a slippery restaurant in Mesa Arizona today! schedule a consultation at 480-454-8644.