Jestic has taken stock of a new system that helps kitchen staff work at a safe, social distance – and FEJ readers have the chance to trial it in on site free of charge.
The Metro SmartLever Productivity System is a strong cantilever shelving system, which is quick and easy to install and enables operators to set up individual workstations and storage areas in virtually any space.
It can be configured to suit each operator’s precise needs, allowing kitchen space to be fully optimised and giving staff the room to work while conforming with Coronavirus social distancing regulations.
As an exclusive offer to FEJ readers, Metro has a number of trial units available to test on site. Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in knowing more.
Steve Morris, sales director at Jestic Foodservice Solutions, said: “For operators running home delivery services and for those businesses looking ahead to an easing of lockdown restrictions, keeping staff safe by adhering to social distancing in the kitchen is crucial.
“Metro’s SmartLever Productivity System makes it simple to create standalone prep and storage areas either in a kitchen, or in outbuildings or storage space, if you are adapting these to improve social distancing in the main area.
“This system allows staff to work efficiently and safely in their own space and provides the ideal solution for operators in these challenging times.”
SmartLever’s cantilevered design requires no wall fixings and provides unobstructed access to the shelves and worksurfaces, which can mean up to 50% more storage capacity versus four post shelving in the same foot print.
SmartLever systems are constructed from heavy gauge, epoxy coated steel and come with the reassurance of a 10-year limited warranty.
Additionally, the company is also offering the Metro PrepMate (left), a portable, multifunctional workstation which can be wheeled to any location, enabling chefs to efficiently perform a wide variety of prep tasks at a safe distance from other staff.
A QwikSet option is available for PrepMate, which effortlessly raises or lowers the work surface height to achieve the ideal ergonomic position.
When the prep is complete, the compact PrepMate can fit perfectly beneath a SmartLever work surface until it is required.