Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The 12 Steps to Safe Floors This Holiday Season

  CINCINNATI — As the holiday season approaches, colder temperatures and inclement weather will descend on many regions in the U.S., which can quickly turn silver bells into operational hell for restaurant operators who do not account for the increase in patrons and precipitation in their floor maintenance program, according to a press release.

wetfloorTo help restaurant operators and risk managers maximize the safety of their safe floor efforts, Cintas Corporation, a nationwide leader in safe floor programs, today announced 12 steps for holiday floor safety, the release stated.

Cintas will discuss these steps and other seasonal considerations for floor safety during its upcoming webinar "Safe Floors throughout the Year" scheduled on November 28 at 2 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST), the release noted.

"Mix holiday parties with seasonal precipitation and you have a recipe for an injury if your restaurant doesn't have a safe floor program in place. By using our checklist, restaurants operators can help protect patrons and their reputation," said David Collette, director of marketing, Cintas Foodservice.

According to the release, the 12 steps that should be adhered to include:
  • Protect entryways. Every exterior door should have several steps of matting leading into and out of it.
  • Position mops for easy access.
  • Assign someone to oversee the effort. Accountability plays a significant role in the success of a safe floor program.
  • Dedicate a porter to clean immediate spills. During high traffic periods, assign someone to the task of spill cleanup.
  • Clear exterior walkways.
To read the 12 steps in their entirety, click here.

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