Hotel Health and Safety Checklist: What You Need to Know

Published 23, Aug 2017

Health and safety is an important consideration for any workplace as it’s a high priority to keep both workers and guests safe. To run an effective hotel business, it’s important to have a hotel health and safety checklist in order to have a reference guide to perform checks quickly and efficiently. Everything from fire safety to cleaning procedures as well as training and documentation must be covered in your checks.

 

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Topics: Workplace Safety Tips

Bored at Work? How to Make Work Fun as a Cashier

Published 18, Aug 2017

Cleanup on aisle 5. Cleanup on aisle 5! Unwelcome news to any grocery store clerk or cashier. From difficult customers to screaming children to your till not working correctly, a cashier's life isn't always easy. To add insult to injury, what do you do with all of your mental energy as you sit (or stand) around at work waiting for customers to choose your checkout? You can't read or play on your phone so how do you amuse yourself? We're here to help!

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Topics: Life @ Work

Catering Safety Signs: 4 Types To Consider

Published 08, Aug 2017

Most catering safety signs revolve around hygiene and food safety considerations. In catering, safety signs must be placed where appropriate, they must be clear, and they must be easily read and understood. Signs are required where there’s a significant risk to the health and safety of employees - after all other safety measures are put in place.

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Topics: Workplace Safety Tips

The Importance of Restaurant Ergonomics - How to Design for Safety

Published 01, Aug 2017

Restaurant kitchens are often confined and force chefs to stand for long periods of time in almost static motions, causing discomfort and pain. For this reason, it’s important that restaurant ergonomics are considered. How can you design your kitchen for safety, and how can you encourage staff to move in ways that will minimise strain? Here is the importance of restaurant ergonomics - how to design for safety. 

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Topics: Workplace Safety Tips

7 Common Cashier Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Published 27, Jul 2017

There are many different industries that require cashiers: banks, retail shops, coffee shops, supermarkets, fast-food, restaurants, and more, so it's safe to say cashiers are vital in the UK. Currently in the UK, job boards advertise more than 1,500 available cashier positions with 2.9 million people already working in this country as cashiers (not counting the banking industry). However, working as a cashier can have its dangers since cashiers are particularly at risk for injuries from muscle strain to fatigue. Find out all about the 7 common cashier injuries and how to avoid them.

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Topics: Life @ Work

8 of the Best Bakeries in Europe (for Bakers)

Published 25, Jul 2017

When you’re a baker, finding a bakery that meets your standards is difficult. Is the cake crumb too large? Are the biscuits too buttery? Is the pastry too heavy? Can anyone bake as well as you? You might wonder...

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Topics: Life @ Work

7 Tips for Running a Successful Mobile Catering Business

Published 24, Jul 2017

The appeal of a mobile catering business - with lower overheads than a traditional restaurant - can be enticing; however, the initial process of running a successful mobile catering business requires careful and precise planning, and you want to make sure you’ve crossed the T’s and dotted the I’s. You don’t want to get up and running, start making profits, and have your business yanked away for food safety violations. Plan for absolutely everything.

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11 Catering Tips and Tricks for Newbie Caterers

Published 19, Jul 2017

From a business luncheon to a large wedding, what are the rules of service for caterers? Do you serve customers from the left or the right? Do you spoon out the food in a buffet or does the guest? Are you responsible for food prep or is it someone else? Do you set the tables and how? Is coffee or tea served before or after the meal? Who takes out the bins?

 

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Topics: Life @ Work

What Do Bakers Wear? 7 Uniform Essentials You'll Need to Get the Job Done

Published 17, Jul 2017


 

Your specific bakery uniform will depend on your place of work, but since baking is a hot job, typically most bakers wear clothing that is light, easy to move in, and well-ventilated. That being said, let’s not forget footwear! Bakers often wear clogs or other spill-proof, slip-resistant footwear that’s comfortable to wear all day long, durable, and safe.

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Topics: Life @ Work

How Our New Sole Tech Helps Waiters and Waitresses Stay Safe at Work

Published 13, Jul 2017

 Earlier this year, here at SHOES FOR CREWS (Europe) Ltd., we announced that we’d developed all new technologies to help you get home safe. Plus, in addition to our new safety features (with all the great old features too), we revamped our styles too. As we keep saying in our blogs, the number one workplace accident is slips and trips, so for a busy waitress or waiter who’s on their feet all day, it’s vital that you have the right shoes to keep you safe.

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Topics: Footwear Innovation

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