Slips In Restaurants

While doing some research recently we came accross a very interesting story about slipping and falling specifically related to restaurants, We all know the problem exsists, its the statistics that arent readily available. This article was published by a reputable insurance company in the USA. Slip No More specialises in Anti-Slip treatments and when talking about restaurants and the associated problems within the specific industry, It becomes more and more aparent that our Anti-Slip treatments for Ceramics, Anti-Slip treatments for Porcelain as well as our Grip Kit are the top 3 recommended products to solve 99% of slip and fall accidents within restaurants.

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Restaurant Insurance Corp. (RIC) a Greenwood Village, Colo.-based specialty insurance company, released findings from astudy of claims filed by its insured restaurants since 2002 showing that slips, trips, and falls by patrons and others are by far the most prevalent claims suffered by full-service restaurants with each such claim resulting in $3,550 in claims costs.

"Restaurateurs need to look at their slip, trip, and fall hazards and take steps to ensure safe flooring, adequate lighting, and quick spill clean-up routines," noted RIC President and CEO Paul Giunto.

Additional findings included:

The second biggest cause of general liability claims was biting/swallowing a foreign substance with 765 such claims out of atotal of 2,332 general liability claims. (1 of 4)6/22/2008 4:20:19 PMRestaurants 'Slipping and Tripping' into Financial Disaster·

Among property claims, the most costly claims were for fire losses accounting for $5.3 million of losses. From a frequency perspective, the most prevalent were equipment/electrical breakdown claims. However, these results were skewed by the NewYork City blackout of 2003, where RIC paid a significant number of relatively small claims (average claim cost: $2,908). The second most prevalent claims were for wind, hail, water damage with 127 claims resulting in a total of $2.2 million of damage.

Almost 51 percent of workers' compensation claims were the result of two causes: slips, trips, and falls and cuts or puncture wounds reinforcing the importance of basic safety precautions and good training.

The purpose of the RIC claims study was to determine the causes for claims and the frequency and financial impact of claims by cause. RIC's Giunto added, "Restaurants generally are quite safe. It is our hope, however, that by sharing this claims information with restaurateurs, they will have a better understanding of what causes most claims and the financial implications of these claims.

"RIC's analysis looked at over 3,700 claims filed since 2002 by major line of coverage: general liability, property and workers'comp. Within these three categories, it was then determined what the greatest cause for claims was and the associated costs for claims.

"Business insurance costs are driven by two primary factors: exposures (e.g., sales or payroll) and past losses or claims," advised RIC Claims Director Roxanne Barnes. "Reducing claims costs is one way that restaurant owners and managers can reduce the over-all cost of their insurance program over time."