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Taking steps to increase safety in your restaurant kitchen isn’t just good business, it’s the right thing to do for your employees’ well-being. It’s also the law. OSHA mandates that employers must furnish to each of his/her employees a place of employment, which is free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his/her employees.
When back-of-house employees handle buckets of hot, messy waste oil, there is a real and dangerous potential for slip-and-fall accidents, burns, musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) caused by carrying heavy containers, and more. These types of injuries can be extremely costly to businesses due to lost work time and legal liability, and they can leave employees with long-term physical problems as a result of their injuries. Frontline International is dedicated to increasing safety in professional kitchens.
Their hands-free Smart Oil Management system received a bronze award in the Kitchen Innovation Challenge at the Commercial Kitchen 2016 show. The fully automated Direct-Plumbed system is Frontline International’s safest waste oil management system, and it’s easy to operate, requiring just the push of a button. Filtered waste oil is plumbed to flow out of fryers and into a Frontline International storage tank with no contact with employee hands.
Not only does a Direct-Plumbed system enhance employee safety, it also makes for easier oil collection by your renderer. Used oil or grease flows from the fryers directly to secure waste oil tanks housed inside or outside your facility. Frontline International’s stainless steel waste oil tanks have collection ports designed with a locking anti-theft valve to prevent theft or misuse of used oil.
Direct-Plumbed waste oil solutions can completely eliminate the need to handle used fryer oil. Frontline International’s equipment is modular, infinitely customizable, and can be installed in a wide variety of restaurant kitchens, even those with small and complex layouts. Regardless of your setup, Frontline International’s efficient, cost-effective systems can decrease hazards for your employees and increase your bottom line. All equipment is backed by a one-year warranty on both parts and labor.