Issues of hygiene, safety and economy in domestic kitchens are something most of us take for granted as essential. Around the house, appliances are expected to be fast, efficient and safe – and now, offices are coming to expect the same standards.
Health and Safety Executive’s 2008/9 annual statistics (i) state that 4.7 million working days have been lost due to workplace injury. This statistic alone demonstrates that cutting corners in safety at work is not an acceptable option. With the office kitchen presenting hazards including boiling water, electrical appliances and overcrowding, boilers that produce contained, instant hot water safely on tap are quickly outmoding the old-fashioned kettle.
Does a Zip HydroBoil mean a safer kitchen?
The Royal Society for the prevention of Accidents (ii) asserts that the kitchen is the place where some of the most serious accidents can occur in the home. With multiple staff using appliances in the office far more often than they’d normally be used at home, wear and tear soon takes its toll. This not only compromises safety, but in the case of a portable kettle means increasingly bad tasting water and limescale. Companies now find that installing a Zip HydroBoil can address both safety issues and the quality of their water:
Cut-out mechanisms prevent boil drying and excessive steam emissions
Taps allow safer precision pouring, including a lock on feature to fill up with your hands free
Models include fire retardant thermal casing, which is also highly energy efficient
The Zip HydroBoil vs. the kettle
Kettles are all you need for boiling water in the home, but catering for tens or even hundreds of staff throughout the working day is a different matter. Beyond simply boiling water, the Zip HydroBoil can provide:
More water, faster: from 100 to 360 cups per hour
Easy maintenance: simple removal of any accumulated sediment or scale
The professional look: a stainless steel or white enamel finish to lift your kitchen
Better efficiency: a system of pre-heating incoming cold water with recycled steam from the boiling water, reducing running costs
Improving staff efficiency
According to a recent survey on ‘wasting time at work’, (iii) 15% of those asked said that their wasted time was often spent on ‘long lunches or breaks’. The office kitchen, while being an essential break area, should also be as efficient as possible so that staff are not forced to gather for extended periods to queue, waiting their turn to make tea, coffee or food. Installing a Zip HydroBoil means dispensing with taking turns to re-boil the kettle, and instead provides instant access to clean water that is held constantly within one degree of boiling.
When a company demonstrates that it values its staff by providing a more efficient, safer and smarter break area, a real difference can be made to morale – and dispensing with the humble kettle is a huge step in the right direction.
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