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Caution…Floor Maybe Wet Sign

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Report Maintenance Issues to Management Immediately

Report maintenance issues to management immediately Check equipment and furniture regularly for damage Take damaged equipment or furniture out of service or block area off completely with a cone, sign, and warning tape Inspect toilet paper dispensers, toilet seats, changing tables, high chairs, and bathroom door finger guards regularly If you see spills on the [...]

Fire Loss Prevention

Your ANSUL Fire Suppression System is one of the most important pieces of equipment within your restaurant. If properly maintained, your system should provide years of protection.

Conducting An Effective Safety Travel Path

When it comes to safety of our customer’s there are a few key areas that should be included in your restaurant travel paths.

PRESSURE WASHING SAFETY

When PRESSURE WASHING, be sure to ALWAYS DO THE FOLLOWING: Wear a bright colored Safety Vest – REQUIRED Mark off area with Safety Cone(s) to protect the employee – REQUIRED Watch for vehicles - REQUIRED Take breaks often – See the Pressure Washers Instruction Manual – REQUIRED Pressure wash during slow times. If you are [...]

Caution…Wet Floor in Lobby

Every day, your restaurants should be using Wet Floor Signs to warn customers of wet areas from mopping, spills, washing of hands in bathroom, or outside water that may be tracked into the lobby due to rain or snow. The improper use or lack of wet floor signs can create more danger than the hazard [...]

Winter Maintenance to Prevent Potential Hazards

Winter Maintenance to Prevent Potential Hazards Winter months in cold climates can present special hazards for your customers and crew members. Take precautions to prevent potentially hazardous conditions or address those that develop.   Building Exterior Maintenance In winter months, it is especially important to maintain the exterior of your restaurant when the cold and [...]

Floor Mat Options For Employee Safety

Slip-Proof any floor! When employees have both feet safely on the mat, they work faster and more efficiently. With Mighty Mat slip-resistant floor mats, any greasy, slippery walkway becomes a safe, high-traction surface. Click below for Mighty Mat solutions. Click here for more information:  

Sunken Floor Mats – A New Solution to an Old Problem

Sunken Floor Mats – A New Solution to an Old Problem A major exposure restaurants face is people slipping and falling when they enter your store.  People will bring in dirt or oil from parking lots, creating a situation where not only are they exposed to slips and falls, but also other customers and even [...]

Parking Lot Safety Tips – Employee Safety

Best Practices to Prevent Restaurant Fires

Best Practices to Prevent Restaurant Fires      Your restaurants face the possibility of oil fires which can cost the system money in terms of lost sales, customer perception, worker injuries, property damage, insurance costs, and money. As a result, you should be sure to at least do the minimum to prevent them. Basic Fire Prevention Measures: [...]

VIDEO: Safety – The Basics

VIDEO: Mat Basics

VIDEO: Furniture Maint. and Screws

Manager’s Safety University

Furniture Inspections – Dining Tables

Ensuring your customer’s safety is the one of the most important things that you must do as an owner. Customer safety can take many forms, ranging from clear and clean parking lots, dry floors, proper traffic patterns, food quality, and a host of other items. Read more.

Parking Lot Safety – Adjacent Parking Lots

Keeping your parking lots in good condition can not only present a good impression for your customers – one where your restaurant has high standards of maintenance and cleanliness, but also can help prevent slips trips and falls, struck by vehicles, and protect vehicles themselves by reducing claims for damage due to pot holes. Read [...]

Check furniture now – and continually – to prevent costly claims.

When furniture isn’t fastened properly, it can wobble, shift or move in a way that can cause someone to fall. This is a common danger happening much too often in restaurants today. That’s why owners and managers must be diligent in checking chair legs, under tables, screws in toilet seats and other furniture that can [...]

Check screws

Screws and bolt become loose over time or even fall out. Be sure to have maintenance check regularly every table, chair, door hinge, toilet seat, toilet paper holder, etc. making sure all the screws are in place and properly tightened. If you have not done this check in a while, act now.

Loose Toilet Seats

A loose toilet seat can cause injuries to both customers and employees. Toilet seats should be checked daily to ensure they are secure and fastened.

How to properly use Wet Floor signs – and keep customers safe

Every day, your restaurant is probably using Wet Floor signs to warn customers of a wet area from mopping, a spilled drink, or outside water that may have been tracked in due to rain or snow.

ADA Guidelines

An informative guide regarding ADA guidelines and the installation of Century Products' ADA compliant towel and tissue dispensers.

Beverage Tower Cleaning

Properly cleaning beverage towers according to schedules is important for many reasons

Mop Head Maintenance

Improperly cleaning or not replacing mop heads can create dangers

Beware of Bent and Loose Grates

Bent and loose drain grates are often visible, but many times they are left unrepaired or not appropriately replaced. In those cases, employees or customers can trip or fall and be seriously injured. Here are some helpful ways to stay on alert and prevent this from happening in your store.

Bulk Tea Safety

The bulk tea system must be properly serviced to ensure safety

Maintenance Shoes

It is important that maintenance employee's have the proper shoes for the job. We describe the key elements here.

Eye Safety

Eye injuries can occur anywhere, but read this article to learn about common situations and solutions.

Playplace Cleaning and Safety

PlayPlace Cleaning is important in ensuring a safe and fun experience for kids.

Toilet Paper Dispensers

Toilet Paper Dispensers - Prevent them from Falling, Popping Open, Broken/Scratched, or causing ADA related issue

Fryer Station Safety – Fire Prevention

Fry Station Safety and Risk Reduction Reference                     Source: Frymaster

Floor Cleaning 1-2-3

Your restaurant floors can be a liability, if they’re not cleaned properly. Slips and falls rank among the top injuries to customers and employees at restaurants. They’re a danger (and a cost!) that can easily be prevented with the proper floor care tools and techniques. There are two main elements to getting a floor cleaned [...]

Prevent Costly Slips and Falls on Ice/Snow

In prior winters, the most costly Owner/Operator claims occurred from employees slipping and falling on snow and ice in the parking lot. Learn how to prevent issues for your employee's and customers.

Fryer Service Plan

Food quality and the prevention of fires are very important to every owner. To prevent costly problems, be sure to service your fryers properly.

Small Investments – Large Returns

As you know, insurance is not a commodity and the price you pay is determined by you and your peers. What are you doing to minimize your claims?

Ladder Safety

Height: Selecting the right ladder height may not be as simple as you  think. There can be quite a difference between the actual measured height of a  ladder and its usable length. With step ladders you should never stand on the  top two rungs for safety reasons. Extension and straight ladders require that  you stay [...]

Special Notice – Slip and Falls

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VIDEO: Exterior Safety – Inspection and Correction

Video which presents information on exterior inspections, and the importance in preventing employee and customer injuries. Also discusses effective camera use.

VIDEO: Ladder Safety

Video outlining proper use of ladders, to include both portable and fixed ladders.

QUICK PRINT: Sample Safety Inspection Form

Detailed inspection form that can be used to correct potential hazards at your stores, before they become injuries to customers and employees.

Light Bulb Dangers – CFL Type Bulbs

Procedures for cleanup of a broken lightbulb, and potential mercury exposure.

Lockout Tagout is for Everyone

Overview of lockout tagout procedures, expanded to include chairs and tables, flooring, restroom equipment, etc. Methods to reduce injuries with your employees and customers.

Profit Sheet: Maintenance Employee Safety

Profit Sheets outline the top 10 major cost drivers for Owner/Operators in regard to employee injuries. This sheet discusses exposures to maintenance employees, who suffer injuries at a greater rate, and higher cost, than any other employee classification. Methods to reduce exposures, and training materials are also dicussed.

Maintenance Workers – People and Profits

Article on maintenance employees, and how their injury cost and frequency is much higher than any of the other employee classifications. Article reviews specific injuries and causes, as well as ways to reduce exposure to serious injuries amongst your maintenance workers.

Your Maintenance Employees at Risk

Graphical analysis of maintenance employee injuries as compared to other classifications, and methods to reduce injury exposures to your maintenance employees.

Protecting Crew Backs

Review of methods to reduce back injuries and strains. Note - strains are now one of the top injury cost drivers at Owner/Operator stores across the country.