(VIDEO) How a Knife Replacement Program Impacts Safety in the Workplace
A new video by Glenn Keefer, a Risk Management Consultant with the Heil & Kay Insurance Agency, Mt. Prospect, IL, highlights the value of a knife replacement program.
Glenn was in the restaurant business for over 30 years and worked every position in the kitchen and the front of the house. He was also the VP of operations for a franchisee group of 8 steakhouses with over 400 employees and over 30 managers.
“Like you,” Glenn says, “I understand that restaurants need to measure their days in pennies and seconds while the rest of the world is measuring their days in hours and dollars. And as committed as we can be to training and to safety, the fast pace of our business and the tunover in our business, can make knife handling a very expensive proposition. Lacerations can account for severe and frequent injuries that cause pain for our team members, interrupt service to our guests, and drive the cost of our labor and our insurance sky high.”
When discussing a knife replacement program, he states, “A knife replacement program will not only save you money, more importantly, it’ll give you more time to focus on the kind of training that will really set your operation apart from the competition.
Let the professional knife people take care of sharpening your knives so that you have the time to focus on training for improved guest service, food and wine education, and cooking techniques. If you do that, you’ll be way ahead of the curve on costs, safety, and execution.”
A professional knife sharpening and blade sharpening program ensures long-lasting sharp edges and increases the lifespan of your equipment. Cozzini’s exchange program is designed for commercial kitchens, restaurants and supermarkets, and helps make your life easier by eliminating the inconvenience of purchasing or replacing equipment blades; is much safer and cleaner than knife and blade sharpening in-house; minimize sharpening risks to your employees, and more. By signing up for a 2 week free trial, you’ll find out how easy your life can be! Sharp knives and sharp blades will be delivered to you on a regular schedule. Sign up at the top of this page, or call (888) 846-7785.