Ensuring employee safety in the workplace should always be a top priority. This is especially crucial in commercial refrigeration, where accidents often occur in and around walk-in coolers and freezers. In this blog post, AAA Air Conditioning, Inc., the area’s trusted heating repair company, shares some safety best practices you should consider.
Keep the floors dry. Water and ice, along with spills, tend to accumulate around walk-in freezers and coolers, making slip and fall accidents more likely to occur. Make sure to have ice buildup scraped off the floors, and have any pooling water or spillage promptly mopped up. Using a floor squeegee regularly to channel excess moisture into the drains will also help.
Make sure the walk-in cooler or freezer is in good condition. This means scheduling regular inspection and maintenance with a trusted air conditioning repair and commercial HVAC company like AAA Air Conditioning, Inc. This way, you can avoid performance issues and the necessity for unforeseen repair work. You should also make sure the doors and latches are working properly. In addition, you should have the fans and vents inspected for debris buildup and the drains checked for any congestion.
Dress warmly. Cold weather garments, like supply jackets, coats, hats and gloves should always be available near the walk-in freezers. Wearing these clothes will not only keep your employees comfortable while performing their assigned tasks, it will also help lower the risk of circulation problems. In addition, you should make sure your employees always inform someone if they’ll be spending a considerable amount of time inside the cooler or freezer.
Keep the walk-in unit clean. Keeping the walk-in unit clean helps prevent mold and fungus growth, which can lead to allergic reactions and sinus troubles in those who are constantly exposed to them. By keeping your freezers clean and mold-free, you’ll also help ensure your inventory remains intact.
AAA Air Conditioning, Inc. is not only your expert heating repairman: we can also take care of your commercial refrigeration needs. With our trained and experienced specialists, we’ll make sure your heating and cooling system is in top form at all times. We proudly serve Bloomington, Quail Creek, and Victoria, TX, plus nearby areas. Call us today at (361) 578-3846 or fill out this contact form to schedule your consultation.