Once establishing a hotel business, health, and safety of your customers and employee is the first thing to consider.
In day to day activities, there are several hazards that may occur on workplace and destroy your business. As a business owner, you must be aware of this and take all precautions to avoid unnecessary inconvenience.
My aim here is to share with you common causes of hazards in the workplace and how you can avoid them. Further, I will give tips for maintaining good health and safety at the workplace.
The main cause of hazards in the workplace
Workplace hazards are normally caused by the following factors in the Hospitality Industry.
This is mainly caused by Food items on the floor or wet and oily surface within business surroundings.
To avoid this kind of hazard make sure all surroundings are cleaned ASAP after certain activities. You may also consider the use of signs to indicate the slippery floor, etc.
This may occur due to poor arrangements of pieces of equipment, for due to poor lighting in the work area a person may not see the obstacles lying around and may cause a trip.
To avoid hazards of this nature make sure there is enough light to ensure visibility. You can also keep reflector signs to indicates dangerous spots.
People may not see properly and fall due poorly maintained and dimly lit stairwells.
To avoid hazards of this nature make sure every object in your hotel are seen and keep signs and symbol which will alert people.
Tools and Machinery
Tools and machinery are the good cause of hazards in the workplace. Workers may suffer injuries from sharp tools and machines.
To avoid hazards of this nature make sure all tools are well kept and maintained. Make sure all of the machines are operated by properly trained personnel.
Electricity and Gas
Electricity and gas can cause major hazards in the workplace. Example electric shock may cause fire or gas may cause an explosion, as a result, all building may be burning.
Electric shock may result because of poor maintenance of electric cords and switchboards. The gas explosion may be caused by poor handling of gas materials.
To avoid Electricity, gas and chemical hazards I advise you to following rules of the Storage and usage of Hazardous elements:-
Fire is mainly caused by three elements i.e. oxygen, fuel, and heat. The best way to control fire is by removing any of these elements.
Oxygen can be controlled with the help of:
Fire Control Best Practice
All the accidents and incidents must be reported to the manager or any another superior in order to make the workplace as a safer place for both the guest and employees.
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