Safety Tips & Restaurant Insurance Help Curb Impact of Losses
It’s really amazing how much goes on in a restaurant on a daily basis. Customers, cooks, waiters, servers and delivery people can all be affected by what goes on, both good and bad. When the bad happens, you’re going to need the protection provided by having the best Restaurant Insurance you can afford. After all, your business is your livelihood and you could face financial ruin from just one major incident!
Don’t wait for the inevitable to happen, and be proactive about implementing safety procedures and standards that will reduce the chance of an expensive lawsuit or claim against your business. Here are some worthwhile safety tips to keep your establishment running safely and smoothly.
Have a professional degrease your kitchen
Excess grease in an around your stoves and other hot appliances are a disaster waiting to happen. Have an experienced professional come in and degrease your kitchen exhaust hood system every six months. Grease that accumulates in ducts, hoods, fans and vents can easily catch fire from flames and excess heat.
Have your employees wear proper clothing
Employees should be wearing aprons where appropriate, all shoes should have slip resistant soles, and oven mitts should cover the forearms as well the hands. This will reduce cases of slips and falls as well as burns.
Invest in anti-fatigue mats
Another way to reduce the number of slips and falls is investing in anti-fatigue mats.
These cushioned anti-fatigue mats will not only help prevent slips and falls, but will offer relief to your employees’ tired feet.
Make sure employees where cut-resistant gloves
Using sharp instruments comes along with the territory. Employees will feel safer when using knives if equipped with cut-resistant gloves. Stainless-steel mesh cutting gloves can also help prevent major cuts and injuries.
Require your employees to take a food handling class
The health of your customers must be a primary concern. Have employees working in your kitchen take a food handling class. The county’s Department of Health is a good place to start.
Have employees take an alcohol awareness training class
If your restaurant serves alcohol, as is usually the case, check in with the state’s alcohol or liquor control division to learn about available classes in your area.
Hopefully these tips, if not already in use, will help prevent unfortunate instances in the future. Safety aside, purchase adequate amounts of Restaurant Insurance for all of your risks and exposures.