Many grocery and supermarkets have routine observation of their aisles
for leakage and dropped food products, they even inspect their restrooms
on a regular basis. One of the things that managers need to be aware of
is that the entrance to their stores can be very dangerous if the
doors are not inspected at least on a daily basis. When there is inclement weather and there are wet, snowy and dirty areas
leading up to the entrance, it is important that the store management
check those areas regularly and keep those areas clean to protect their
patrons from slipping or tripping, and falling. Here is an example of
a store that is negligent. They managed to melt the snow outside so customers
would not slip, but they forgot to clean up the mess and patrons were
having to walk through this to enter the store. This is a personal injury
lawsuit waiting to happen and the store manager is neglectful not keeping
the entrance safe to visitors.
Mike Panish is the most retained door expert witness in the country and
has written many informative
articles pertaining to automatic and manual doors.