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Shoe Requirements for Hospitality Workers


Article by Lindsay Cleghorn

 

When you think about hotel staff, who do you think of first? The front-of-house staff that greets you and helps you with check-in? The housekeeping staff that makes sure your room is in pristine condition when you arrive? Or maybe the kitchen crew, buzzing around prepping for the next rush and preparing high-quality meals. What do all of these people have in common? That’s right. They should all be wearing slip resistant footwear.  

Still not convinced? Read on to see why it’s crucial for all hospitality workers to wear slip resistant shoes on the job.

Housekeeping Staff

On average, each member of a housekeeping staff is asked to turn over, or clean up about sixteen rooms a day! With so many rooms to take care of, it’s no surprise that maids and housekeeping staff get more than their fair share of steps in every day. It also comes as no surprise that this type of work can lead to strains in your lower back, legs, and arms. Did you know that one slip and fall accident can lead to sprained ankles and other (possibly more severe) injuries? For this reason, slip resistant footwear with plenty of support is a must. We recommend shoes with a padded insoles as well to help with the constant pressure you’re putting on your feet by using them all day. It’s important that you only bust your tail figuratively, not literally.

Front-of-house staff

The front-of-house staff typically spend most of their shifts on their feet, standing in one place. With that being said, front-of-house staff members are still at risk for slips and falls while maneuvering around the facility. Look for a slip resistant dress shoe with plenty of support in order to keep you comfortable during those long hours. Greeting guests with a genuine smile might be difficult if your feet are throbbing, so make sure you are in a pair of shoes that won’t just get the job done, but will allow you to do your job in comfort as well.

Kitchen Staff

Like any other dining facility, the kitchen can be a dangerous place. There’s no question that when you’re working in a kitchen, there’s bound to be unseen spills, and other unforeseen hazards such as slippery floors, sharp utensils, and hot surfaces just like any other kitchen. In addition to all of the potential hazards, there’s also the potential chance that you’ll be doing your duties while dealing with achy feet. We can’t stress the importance of comfortable slip resistant shoes enough.

 

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