Winter is coming and grocery stores and dining halls have to implement more slip precautions for shoppers and diners who enter with wet shoes. Preparing for the increased hazards of wintertime with the proper grocery store supplies will help your location stay safe.
Check with your employees
Staff members are essential for operation and assistance. Therefore, you’ll first want to make sure that they’re wearing the proper slip-resistant shoes. Though this may not be required for non-kitchen staff, it may be a good suggestion to make for employees who work the sales floor. Peak hours in any grocery store or dining hall require efficiency, and having the right shoes will ensure fast and safe service.
Start at the door
Consumers will likely trek in with sodden shoes. It’s important to lay down a few large mats that are both anti-slip and absorbing. The Tri-Grip™ Mat comes in a variety of sizes and plenty of colors that will be sure to match your venue’s decor. Additionally, you may want to place a few smaller mats in areas where shoppers tend to mill upon entering, such as the nearby produce section and deli. The Safety Scrape™ Traction Mat is eco-friendly and easy to clean.
Assign safety tasks
Wintertime introduces plenty of water puddles to your floor and must be cleaned up quickly. The Safety Handy Cone™ can be easily stored away and pops open upon retrieval. Invest in several of these handy products and place them around the store or dining hall. For fast cleanup, look into the Hubert® Absorbent Spill Pads, which can hold up to 30 ounces of liquid. Additionally, you’ll want to assign additional tasks to staff members. Consider having one or two employees do a walkthrough of the floor to ensure that there are no hard-to-spot puddles.
It’s essential to keep an eye on guests during the winter season. Look out for any areas that seem to be causing trouble. Remember that the placement of mats can present a trip hazard. Do routine checks to make sure that the products aren’t protruding at the corners. A sharp eye, efficient service and an investment in the right products will help keep your venue safe for guests and staff this winter.