More than employees in many other industries, back-of-house restaurant workers are exposed to numerous personal safety hazards every day and night. And when a rush of diners come, things can get really busy! The kitchen becomes a whirlwind of activity. Not only are there knives and fires, but spills can cause dangerous conditions that could bring all of that organized chaos to a standstill. A single slip-and-fall accident can be very costly, in terms of time, money and personal safety and comfort.
The real cost of a slip-and-fall accident
A slippery floor could cause a worker to fall and become injured by hitting his or her head, touching a hot surface or receiving a cut from a sharp instrument. When you consider that the average cost of a slip-and-fall accident is about $43,000, according to the National Safety Council, the severity of this issue becomes clear.
Considering that the average cost to open a restaurant is $275,000, a single fall incident could significantly cut into the business’s budget. Too many accidents, and the restaurant could fry!
Slip-resistant shoes are the answer
One of the best ways to prevent costly slip-and-fall accidents is to wear work shoes with slip-resistant outsoles. Each pair of SFC shoes is made with patented slip-resistant technology that actually grips the microscopic surface of the floor, providing improved traction, even on slippery surfaces. Sometimes spills are not cleaned up fast enough before the next victim walks on it – that’s why SFC shoes are made with a specially designed tread pattern that pushes liquids away from the bottom of the shoe to prevent hydroplaning.
On top of that, work shoes for cooks and chefs look fashionable, and there are dozens of styles to choose from. These shoes may be made for work, but you’ll want to wear them everywhere.