The Safety Footwear Codes Explained

Published 19, Jun 2018

When you’re buying safety footwear, there are several things you need to think about. Although style and colour are important (we do still want to look good at work!), these factors take the backseat to safety standards and ratings. You may have seen those abbreviations before when researching safety shoes. Confusing, right? Here’s a decoded guide to safety footwear codes and what you need to look out for.

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Topics: Employee Rights, Regulations for Safety Footwear

Make Buying Safety Shoes Easy by Understanding Hazards

Published 15, Jun 2018

Safety shoes are so-called for a reason. They’re designed to protect and support your feet - even in the most dangerous and strenuous of working environments. When you’re buying safety shoes, it’s vital you choose according to your specific job role and its individual hazards. Here are some tips to help you.

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Topics: Health and Safety, Regulations for Safety Footwear

The 7 Most Common Warehouse Hazards and How to Reduce Your Risk

Published 13, Jun 2018

All jobs come with their own occupational hazards, but a warehouse in particular can be incredibly risky - especially when the dangers are less obvious. From heavy loads to harmful substances, here are seven of the most common warehouse hazards and how you can reduce the risks.

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Topics: Warehouse Safety

Do Fashionable Waitress Shoes Have to Hurt?

Published 11, Jun 2018

No, fashionable waitress shoes don’t have to hurt. But you need to choose the right ones, otherwise those long shifts are bound to take their toll on your body at some point. Whilst high street shoes might appear to be more fashionable and on-trend, they aren’t practical. Proper waitress shoes offer comfort, durability, support and still look stylish. Here are our top recommendations for fashionable waitress shoes.

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What to Look for When Buying Kitchen Safety Shoes

Published 08, Jun 2018

When it comes to buying kitchen shoes, it’s important that you choose the right ones. There are two main types: kitchen shoes and kitchen safety shoes. What’s the difference? It depends on the specific job role and the occupational hazards the team might face. Here’s what they are and what you need to look out for when buying kitchen safety shoes.

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The Most Ridiculous (But Amazing) Restaurant Complaints Ever Received

Published 06, Jun 2018

The hospitality industry can be unforgiving at times, especially when you encounter customers who sometimes make strange requests and complaints. We scoured the web and found some of the most ridiculous, but hilarious, restaurant complaints ever received. They say the customer is always right, but this list may prove otherwise...

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Topics: customer service, Exceeding Customer Expecations

How has the Chef Role Evolved?

Published 04, Jun 2018

Every year, new trends and flavours burst onto the scene and we expect restaurants to keep their menu updated in line with whatever’s the next hottest thing. As the food that we eat changes, so does the role of the chef and the whole kitchen staff. It’s no longer purely about cooking. Here’s how and why the chef role has evolved to where we’re currently at.

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Topics: Foodie Culture, Exceeding Customer Expecations

The Importance of Slip-Resistant Shoes in Summer

Published 04, Jun 2018

Why is it important to wear slip-resistant shoes in the workplace? Well, would you ride a motorbike without wearing a helmet? Or drive a car that had no seat belts? The repercussions of not providing your staff with the correct protective footwear can be just as reckless. Something as simple as wearing the right shoes can alleviate these risks.

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Topics: Health and Safety

How to Increase Restaurant Sales Without Spending a Penny

Published 01, Jun 2018

Getting customers through the doors of your restaurant is easier said than done. Restaurant sales are rarely constant and there are many factors that can affect it. As the manager, it's important that you continue to find new ways to increase sales. Here's how to increase restaurant sales without spending a penny.

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Topics: Business Profability

SFCE Visits Dikamar

Published 31, May 2018

 

 

 

 

SFCE visited our Wellington producer’s, Dikamar, last week in Portugal to see first-hand the rigorous production and quality control process that our wellingtons go through. The SFCE team got to experience everything from the uncompromising supplier selection of the raw materials, right through to the strict and meticulous forms of quality control each boot goes through. Dikamar's high quality control standards ensure that each and every pair of our wellingtons pass through 7 pairs of hands before the final product is ready.

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Topics: Footwear Innovation, Workplace Footwear, News