Child care is full of challenges. There’s a lot that goes into running a daycare or childcare facility, and one of those things is getting the children where they need to go. It might be a bus bringing them from school to your center, or it might be taking them on a field trip to have some fun. Getting kids from Point A to Point B can be quite the ordeal—there are lots of potential risks associated with childcare transportation. Whatever the need for transportation or buses might be, there are a few important things to keep in mind to make the process as safe as possible. Just a few simple steps can significantly reduce the chances of something catastrophic happening. We’ve put together six transportation safety tips for daycare providers.
We don’t need to tell you how large a responsibility rests on your shoulders when it comes to taking care of other people’s children. Parents trust you with their kids, so it’s absolutely vital that your daycare or childcare facility is top notch and as safe as possible. This is where Bright from the Start, the Georgia agency that oversees early childhood education and childcare facilities, comes in.
Kids run on unbelievable stores of energy. They love to run and play outside, thus the invention of the playground. Playgrounds are supposed to be a fun way for kids to get exercise, but they also present plenty of ways for kids to get hurt. If you run a daycare that has a playground, it’s important to make sure that the structures are as safe as possible—the kids’ parents are relying on you to keep their little ones out of harm’s way, and their concerns about outdoor play time aren’t unfounded. According to kidshealth.org, more than 200,000 children per year are taken to the ER because they got hurt on a playground. That number seems really big and scary, but we’ve put together seven playground safety tips to reduce the chances of bumps, bruises, cuts, and even broken bones.
Before we begin, just take a guess at how many female restaurant employees claim sexual harassment by their own management…
“Unfortunately, it’s just become the societal norm, and we have all accepted it and we all hate it.” —Woman bartender in Houston
In a moment we will tell you how many, but first, how would you define sexual harassment? If you have employees like the managers talked about in this article, you might have a very different definition than the law. This spells trouble for you and your restaurant.
Sexual harassment includes any of the following:
- Sexual jokes and innuendos
- Sexual advances and propositioning
- Inappropriate touching
Restaurant insurance can help cover you from a lot of things, but it can’t protect you from complaints about bad service
We have recently discussed how 80% of all restaurants will close within 5 years. Your customers will only be faithful as long as you can provide:
- Excellent customer service
- Excellent products
- Excellent experiences
Business trainer Jeffrey Gitomer tells us, “Your customers are judging every aspect of every transaction and rating everything, from the friendliness of people to the ease of doing business, to the quality of product to service after the sale.” If you miss just one of these, it could result in negative reviews on Google, Urban Spoon, or Yelp.
Negative reviews can be the death knell to a restaurant. In this article, we will talk about the importance of providing excellent service to your patrons. Sadly, many restaurants that serve excellent food are destroyed simply by bad customer service.
Ignore this 8-point Host Liquor Liability Checklist at your own risk:
If you use liquor to entertain clients, then read closely. The law states that the consequences of an accident connected with the serving alcoholic beverages may fall on the party that served the alcohol.
So, who does this affect?
Do you serve wine, beer or booze at a:
Wise business owners see the consequences down the road of serving alcohol. Inexperienced business owners must suffer the consequences. How about you? Where do you fit in? By taking a proactive approach to this, you can avoid many headaches later on.
Denny’s has been in the news many times over the years. This time, it’s for racial discrimination and the following lawsuit.
What practical lessons can your restaurant learn from this? In this lawsuit, an Illinois African American family sued the restaurant chain for racial discrimination and they won. The jury awarded the family $600,000.
Read closely to their claims:
- A white waiter deliberately ignored them
- Later, the waiter used racial slurs when the family finally did get service
One of the family members hopes that the award by the jury sends a message to the restaurant chain. But what about your restaurant?
Will you learn from these restaurant robbery lessons?
We did a quick search on the internet for restaurants that were robbed and broken into.
When we Googled this, here is what we found:
- NASHVILLE — East Nashville restaurant Hunan Express was burglarized early Thursday morning.
- ATLANTA – Police are investigating a violent ambush robbery at a popular Inman Park restaurant.
- CHARLESTON — Police are investigating a reported break-in at a restaurant on the West Side of Charleston.
Chances are, if you’re reading this article, then you likely have racks and racks of clothes sitting within viewing distance.
You’ve got your shipping down, you have been having pop-ups, you’ve got a Facebook group going and you have probably been selling quite a bit. You’re also probably investing money to grow your inventory.
What started out as a hope and a dream is now your real business. Your inventory is likely worth somewhere between $5000 and $20,000 wholesale. And guess what? Everything you have built is not insured. Your home insurance policy isn’t built to cover your business. A small kitchen fire could ruin your entire inventory with smoke smell. Theft, slip and fall, or even a car accident with your inventory in transport could not only put you out of business but also put you at risk of a lawsuit.
If you have a restaurant, deli, or food preparation kitchen, then read closely. We realize that restaurant insurance can be expensive. In fact, it can be quite expensive, especially when you have accidents in your kitchen.
But, here’s the thing: many commercial kitchen accidents and injuries can be avoided when safety procedures and policies are set up.
When safety is ignored, it’s only a matter of time before there are accidents. Remember that restaurant kitchen accidents only make insurance rates go up. So, doesn’t it make sense to implement these checklist points in your kitchen and food prep area?