Article by Lindsay Cleghorn
For some employees, getting to a store to get slip-resistant shoes isn’t an easy task. Between getting to the shoe store, confirming that the shoes are slip resistant, and then finding a style that is comfortable, and that they will like can be a bit of a challenge.
Shoe programs can be a great solution. In fact, our goal is to help YOU reduce workplace injuries by offering the best slip resistant shoes in the styles and brands that you know your employees actually want to wear.
With the shoe program, we give you everything you need to figure out just exactly what types of results you should be looking for.
So, are you ready to take the plunge and start your own slip-resistant shoe program? Just follow these simple steps below:
Identify Key Issues
The first thing that we recommend you do is corral all of the corporate managers, department heads, and safety directors together and have them work together to determine what problems and issues the company has had with slips and falls. Bringing the leaders of the company together to understand the true extent of the issue is the first step in starting a footwear program.
Tally the Expenses
Next, you will need to factor in what the true cost of slips and falls and figure out what these accidents have really been costing you. If you’re not sure where to begin when it comes to collecting this information, we are more than happy to help you figure it out, and help you understand the true measure in which slips and falls have affected your bottom line over the years.
Now that you have determined your company is indeed in need of a shoe program, it’s time to determine what parameters you want your soon-to-be program to have. We are more than happy to meet the needs of your company specifically in order to create a custom program for you.
Get your company excited about your new shoe program! There needs to be a strong level of cohesion from the boardroom, all the way to the stock room. Without basic buy-in awareness from your company, the program will more than likely fall flat. So put up posters, send emails, and create some awareness!
Are you Measuring Up?
It’s time for the fun part. That’s right, its time to measure your results! This step is necessary to quantify your program’s success. This is how you prove to your superiors that your program is successful! We recommend measuring the progress of your program at intervals of 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, 18 months, 2 years, and every year after that.
A successful shoe program isn’t something that just happens overnight. You need a strategic plan, and a little help from your dedicated SR Max team in order to really make this program a true success.
Ready to start your own shoe program? Click here.