Solutions for a slippery restaurant in Phoenix Arizona.
Any kitchen worker can tell you by heart: grease is seriously slippery. It’s a notion that’s often seen as obvious, but we all know just how prevalent slip and fall accidents are in the workplace. An injury can not only lower the morale of your worker force, but leave you legally liable. Concurrently having to replace your flooring on a regular basis due to wear and tear from grease is massive money-drain that can even leave you without income for an extended period of time. Luckily for you Walkaway Management Group of Arizona can help.
Finding the correct treatment
Most kitchen workers can tell you that dailies can seem like an uphill battle. It feels like every morning you degrease the floors, but by the end of the night they’re just as slick as they were at the start. However it may simply be that you’re using the incorrect treatment for your flooring. Every type of floor has its own needs, and understanding that is the first step to finding the proper treatment. Learning the slip coefficient of friction of your floor through ‘BOT3000E’ testing can also give you an exact figure as to how slippery your kitchen is. Remembering to treat your floor every day as a vital method to maintain a safe working environment.
Keeping clean and sanitary equipment
Sanitary equipment is something that frequently gets taken for granted. It can feel like your mop is fine to reuse as long as it cleans up messes. While in fact a mop degrades rather quickly. It’s number of uses can dwindle between areas faster as well. Your kitchen’s mop needs to be changed once every two or three days. While a dining room mop can last a little over a week. Not letting these two cross contaminate is also necessary so using a color coding system can help. If your kitchen is Synthetic tile, and your dining area is natural stone tile you cannot apply the same treatment. Likewise the grease from your kitchen becomes stuck to the fibers of your mop; meaning that if used in the dining area you will likely increase the chances of a slip. Applying the respective color coding to your ‘Boost’ treatments also can make it easy to quickly remember where each product goes.
Staying to code
Vigilance is due-diligence! Slip and fall accidents can mean closed doors to a local business. If an employee or customer slips and falls they are within their legal right to seek compensation. You can prevent a debacle by taking preventative measures now. Testing your floors at least twice a year gives hard evidence that your restaurant is a safe environment. Placing visible safety information to your customers and employees is vital as well. Hang a bulletin board in high traffic areas: bathrooms, breakrooms, and atriums. Be sure that said information is followed closely as well. Place a wet floor sign in the occasion of a spill, and keep it there for at least thirty minutes after cleaned. Giving your staff a regular shoe allowance can also increase not only their safety but turn around time as well paying for itself as a result. 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 find exactly how slippery your flooring is and use a proper treatment. We will Apply our fast acting 3 step ‘Boost’ agents to etch 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 Phoenix Arizona today! schedule a consultation at 480-454-8644.