Unexpected Pathways and Slip and Fall Accidents

  • Unexpected Pathways and Slip and Fall Accidents

Fish have a tendency to travel in schools, moving together in large groups in the most unexpected directions. In a sense, the same can be said of restaurant workers. In fact, restaurant owners and managers often observe that their staff members take so-called "unexpected pathways" in order to travel from point A to point B.

 

While these unexpected pathways may prove faster for workers, owners and managers must ensure these routes are safe to prevent slip-and-fall accidents. Kaivac, manufacturers of the OmniFlex? Crossover Cleaning System, suggests the following steps restaurant owners/managers can take to make pathways safer:

? Remove or limit distractions; ensure that workers can concentrate on exactly where they are going.

? Look for and remove protruding obstructions, especially ones below knee level that may be hard to see.

? Place warning cones before any steps, or mark them with red tape.

? Avoid vivid floor or carpet patterns, as these can cause visual confusion.

? Make sure pathways are well lit and free of any glare.

? Re-evaluate your cleaning procedures; unexpected pathways often receive less-than-thorough cleaning attention.

? If the pathway is a hard-surface floor, consider using alternative cleaning.

? Avoid spreading grease and soils that can make floors slippery.

? If spills tend to occur in the area, use drainage mats to cover the walkway; this will likely be the safest option until the floor can be cleaned.

 

"And watch restaurant patrons as well," says Matt Morrison, communications manager for Kaivac. "Very often, they too will take unexpected pathways, and owners/managers must make sure these are safe as well."

Related Topics

Related Products

  • Trash Compactor ManualOmniFlex™ Spray-and-Vac

    When it comes to cleaning restrooms and other heavily soiled areas, nothing beats Spray-and-Vac cleaning technology. And the OmniFlex approach offers a cost-effective and easy way to get there. Just purchase a preconfigured 500 psi Spray-and-Vac system, or combine the 500 psi OmniFlex Pump System with the Wet Vacuum and the Trolley-Bucket for the ultimate cleaning experience. Modeled after the original Spray-and-Vac system, Kaivac’s No-Touch Cleaning® machine, the OmniFlex system is built for extreme soil removal. It empowers workers to clean hygienically without touching contaminated surfaces. Plus, it helps cut labor, chemical and equipment costs.

  • Trash Compactor ManualOmniFlex™ AutoVac™ Battery

    The OmniFlex AutoVac is an automated high performance floor cleaning machine that's three-four times faster than a mop, but instead of spreading soils, it actually removes them completely from the floor surface. Even more impressive, it cleans as well and as fast as a traditional walk-behind or ride-on auto scrubber at a fraction of the cost! A really simple approach to cleaner, safer floors, this system is perfect for high speed cleaning of hard surface areas, such as entranceways, hallways, cafeterias, lobbies, warehouses, fitness areas and more. It rivals the performance of an auto scrubber without the added cost or complexity, making it perfect for building service contractors and facility managers alike.

  • Trash Compactor ManualOmniFlex™ Horn Kit

    These versatile Horns can be used for hose and cord wrapping as well as hanging tools, wet floor signs, bins, supply bags or any number of other items. Plus, they can be installed in any of the vacuum tank insert ports or "bosses" that are located around the tank for maximum flexibility.

  • Trash Compactor ManualOmniFlex™ Battery Retrofit Kit

    Kaivac’s Smart Battery Box incorporates advanced portable power technology to turn any OmniFlex AutoVac or Dispense-and-Vac system into a cordless unit in a matter of seconds. This means that cleaning professionals can move freely and quickly throughout the facility at any time of the day with virtually no boundaries -- or concern for power outlets and trip hazards. Even new employees can master effective floor care in minutes with this easy to learn and use capability. The OmniFlex Battery Box can be purchased as a standalone unit for converting an existing system to cordless. Or it’s available in preconfigured OmniFlex AutoVac and Dispense-and-Vac packages.

Privacy Policy Terms of Service Return Policy
© 2001 - 2018 Kaivac, Inc.
Close

Cart

Item removed. Undo