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lady fallen on floorYou want your customers to leave your restaurant satisfied with the experience. However, your restaurant can be a risky place if you don’t take steps to protect your customers.

A constant stream of customers, food and drink pass through the restaurant daily. The risk of a customer slipping and falling in your restaurant is present. The likelihood of messes and spills is even more prevalent in restaurants than in some other businesses.

You need to have strong business liability coverage to protect you in case someone brings a slip and fall claim against your restaurant. These lawsuits can be very expensive. However, you don’t want to face a lawsuit or insurance claim in the first place. You should always take steps to reduce fall risks in your restaurant.

Keep these tips in mind to keep fall risks low in your restaurant:

Mark pathways like serving lines and cashier lines. If you clearly mark these areas and keep them clear, the measures will reduce crowding and the risk of falls.

Sweep or mop up spills as soon as they occur. Make sure that you mark the area where the accident occurred with a hazard or wet floor sign.

Make sure that steps and raised exits are marked with signs.

Push chairs under tables so that they don’t crowd walkways. Make sure that chairs are not at risk of breaking or collapsing when someone sits in them.

Check your restrooms for spills or other leaks at least daily. If there is a spill, clean it up immediately and place a wet floor sign. Isolate leaks and have them repaired by a professional expediently.

Make sure that you repair leaks in your dining room quickly. Close off the affected area until you fix the problem.

Keep restaurant supplies stored in its proper place. Do not store it in common areas in the kitchen or dining room.

Do the best you can to keep crowds from overcrowding certain areas. Too much movement can lead to confusion and potential falls.

By reducing fall risks in your restaurant, you reduce the likelihood of a lawsuit against you. This means your liability insurance will remain effective in case an unfortunate event happens.

Exceed Insurance can help you choose a strong liability plan that fits your restaurant. Visit our website for more information on these policies. You can also call us at (855) 539-2333.
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