Cleaning supplies and safety equipment have always been extremely important in the restaurant business. You have health codes to meet. You want to keep your customers and your staff as safe as possible.
These concerns have increased significantly in 2020. Safety, cleanliness and sanitization are more important than ever because of COVID-19. You need to minimize the risk of spreading this deadly virus. This takes good employee training, along with supplies and equipment to make sure things are done right in your kitchen.
Here are some of the things you will want to look for when buying cleaning, safety and sanitization supplies for your restaurant, according to the restaurant supply experts at Kohn-Megibow Company.
Let’s face it. You can’t afford to take any chances with the lives of your employees or your customers. You want to play it extra safe. This includes temperature reading devices to check your staff’s temperatures when they show up for work. We’re also talking about requisite face coverings, gloves, hairnets and clear plastic shields around food, cash registers that help prevent the spread of germs and viruses. These are all things you must have to keep your business going right now.
Virus threats or not, certain standard restaurant safety equipment will always be necessary to meet basic health and business standards. Non-slip shoes and floor mats, gloves, eye protection and more are required to keep your employees safe and avoid fines.
Hands-free hand sanitizer dispensers were already quite popular at many businesses long before coronavirus, but now they are an absolute necessity. It’s better to have too much than not enough. You can place hand sanitizing stations throughout your kitchen, restrooms and customer areas. They should be stocked with fresh hand sanitizer frequently and you always want to make sure and have an ample supply. Likewise, you want all of your sinks to have plenty of anti-bacterial soap. Having hands-free equipment is more valuable than ever, so it may be time to upgrade to hands-free sinks, soap/sanitizer dispensers, paper towel dispensers and hand dryers.
In order to stay open in this pandemic, all businesses must take extreme cleaning measures. All common surfaces need to be cleaned and sanitized many times throughout the day to kill germs and viruses. This means floors, counters, sinks, door handles, drawers, cabinets, shelves, refrigerators and just about everything that can and will be touched during an average day of operation. Look for high-quality cleaning supplies that are safe to use frequently, but strong enough to kill viruses. Stock up with a large amount of anything you need (this also includes the equipment like mops, rags, brooms, scrubbing sponges, steel wool, etc.). When you clean as often as you need to nowadays, you never want to run out of cleaning supplies!
Times have change, and all businesses must adapt to new requirements. Even when COVID-19 is finally behind us, these safety and sanitization practices will likely be here to stay as we look to keep everyone safe and healthy.
For all your restaurant safety, cleaning and sanitization supply needs, turn to KMC. We stock commercial-grade new and used equipment and restaurant supplies. We have everything you need at affordable prices. Visit our website or contact us today for more information.