It Is Essential For Restaurants And Caterers To Limit Their Liability When It Comes To Slips And Falls

June 28th, 2019

Many business ventures are available to people in Chico today. For example, they can choose to open a service company doing plumbing, electrical, or carpentry. Also, some folks may decide that opening a retail outlet or thrift store is the right fit for them. Then, there are lots of individuals that determine the food service industry is the place where they are meant to be. If a person elects to become a caterer or restaurant owner, there are some things they should do to lower their risks for slip and fall accidents.

After all, when food, beverages, and grease are all parts of the equation, a mishap can occur in the blink of an eye. Customers and employees alike can slip in spilled substances and sustain injuries. If such an event were to occur, the Chico restaurateur or caterer could likely find themselves in hot water. Why? Well, it is highly plausible that the client or worker will take them to court to seek compensation for their damages. 

Decrease Risks By Ensuring Employees Adhere To Safety Policies

In some cases, spilled liquids or chunks of food on the floor don't have anything to do with the slip and fall accident. Rather, sometimes, kitchen workers carry substantially sized boxes around, which prevent them from being able to see where they are going. Hence, they can run into a preparation table, dish washing station, or something else and take a tumble. Utilize these tips to limit your risks, and with any luck, you will keep disability payments at bay. 

  • Require All Workers To Wear Closed Toe, Non-Slip, And Waterproof Shoes

  • Demand That Employees Only Carry Boxes That They Can See Over

  • If A Single Container Is Too Large, Assure That Agents Use Teamwork To Transfer The Package To The Desired New Location

  • Don't Allow People To Run In The Kitchen Or Dining Room Areas

Limit Hazards To Customers In These Ways

As mentioned above, Chico catering and restaurant environments can be dangerous for patrons too. If the business owner fails to take adequate precautions, they may have to wind up paying out a substantial settlement in the end. So, entrepreneurs will want to take certain steps to avoid the fates such as...

  • Cleaning Up Spills Immediately

  • Setting Out Wet Floor Signs To Notify People About Hazards

  • Apply De-Icing Products To Sidewalks Outside, As Well As, Near Entrances And Exits

  • Use Non-Skid Floor Waxes Throughout The Restaurant

Consider Installing Security Cameras

Not every person in this world is honest, to say the very least. There are some people out there, workers and customers alike, that try to get something over on companies. They know that restaurants are the perfect places for slip and fall accidents to happen. Thus, if they see a puddle on the floor, the dishonest individual may simply lay down and fake their injuries.

Surveillance equipment can stop these instances in their tracks. All the owner has to do is review the footage to determine whether the claim is legit or fake. Don't leave things to chance when your livelihood is at stake. Instead, get the cameras that you and your business need and deserve.

Contact Crime Free Living to discuss your surveillance options today.

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