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8 Problems Restaurants Have With First Aid and What to do About It

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By Dot It March 13, 2017 No comments

Running a restaurant is hard work. The last thing you need to worry about is managing your first aid. Below are some of the most common complaints we’ve heard about restaurants’ first aid and our suggestions on how to fix them.

“The health inspector penalized me for non-compliance with OSHA and ANSI standards.”

No one looks forward to visits from the health inspector, and the last thing you want to happen is to get hit with hefty penalties due to your first aid kit not being up to snuff. If you don’t have an OSHA & ANSI compliant kit, it’s time to invest in one. You can shop our kits here. Or, if you have a kit but aren’t sure if it meets minimum requirements, check out our Guide to Understanding OSHA & ANSI Requirements.

“My first aid supplies keep disappearing. I think my employees are stealing them.”

Workplace theft can be a real problem for restaurants. Even your first aid kit isn’t always safe from pilfering hands. Our SmartCompliance cabinets can help inhibit first aid theft with our patented snap-in boxes and inventory management solution. We’ve written at length on this very topic. Check out our blog, “7 Ways to Manage Workplace First Aid Theft”.

“I’m paying too much.”

We understand the importance of saving time and money. Our first aid solution has been proven to reduce first aid costs by 50%.

“I’m not prepared to handle medical emergencies in my restaurant.”

Accidents happen. The primary reason to have first aid kits is to protect your employees and guests in case of medical emergencies. Our first aid kits have everything you need to treat minor wounds, scrapes, burns, abrasions, and relieve pain.

“I have first aid supplies I DON’T really need, and I don’t have first aid supplies I DO need.”

First aid kits often become cluttered with unused items. With our first aid solution, you can customize what products are in your first aid kit so you always have what you need when you need it, and products that never see the light of day can be easily replaced. No more overstocking items you never use, and no more running out of items you always use.

“Keeping track of first aid inventory and reordering supplies is difficult and cumbersome.”

SmartCompliance first aid cabinets have a SmartTab ezRefill ordering system. Each product has an indicator tab that alerts you when supplies are low. It also has all the information you need to reorder available at your fingertips, making it easy to manage inventory and even easier to reorder supplies.

“My first aid cabinet is completely disorganized. I can’t ever find what I need.”

When there’s a medical emergency, you have to act fast. Searching through a messy first aid cabinet to find what you need wastes time and is potentially dangerous. SmartCompliance cabinets have clearly-labeled, color-coded boxes, so it’s never hard to locate items. The boxes snap into place to keep everything organized and easy to access.

“I can’t find a first aid solution that’s flexible enough to meet all my needs.”

First aid isn’t always one size fits all. Sometimes, you need more flexibility when it comes to your first aid solution. SmartCompliance cabinets have an expansion pocket that lets you customize your cabinet to meet your specific needs.

Shop first aid online by visiting http://www.dotit.com/first-aid.html or call us at 800-642-3687.

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