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  • Kind Words of Advice for New Proprietors

    With all of the new proprietors joining Bowl-Tech lately, We need to do our part and bring up the most important responsibility you have to your employees.

    Equipment safety MUST be FIRST priority.

    Some are bringing on new technicians or possibly bringing on seasoned vets, either way, New Techs or Experienced everybody should review safety procedures for your particular equipment.

    The equipment can be very dangerous or kill when improperly operated or when safety procedures are not followed.

    After their shift, make sure your people go home to their loved ones happy and healthy.



    Mike Wilson
    Bowl-Tech Inc..

  • #2
    Very good point. Also, proprietors MUST be trained in equipment safety too and should be forbidden from trying to "help" with machines until they have been trained. Being the owner doesn't protect them from risk of serious injury or death. Just ask the Cake Boss.

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    • #3
      Amen, Mike. Safety is job one.

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      • #4
        My experience has been, that the implementation of machine safety training and procedures has been delegated to the head mechanic/technician.
        Proprietors are focused on customer service and the day to day running of the business as a whole.
        The last thing I need as a head tech is someone with less experience telling me and my subordinates how to do our job safely
        Yes. Safety is of paramount importance but, unless you have prior and extensive experience or see something that is obviously unsafe. You, as a proprieter should leave the machinery safety protocols to those that you have employed to safe keep your machines and maintenance personnel.
        Just saying.

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        • #5
          Safety first as mentioned. Hire people that are going to be in the higher positions of power that have been in the bowling business.

          The bowling business is like no other. Many new owners make the mistake of hiring former restaurant or bar managers to run a bowling center, which is just asking for your business to fail IMHO.

          A bowling center may have a restaurant and or a bar in it but the business of a bowling center can’t be run like either of those if you want to be successful.
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          • #6
            Have to agree with Headpin and Toomany10pins, I have seen a lot of folks with a degree in Hotel/Restaurant Management try to run a house like a restaurant/bar and fail. You have to have people who have been in the business if you want to get it right. And safe.
            Always remember rule #3,(Don't forget rule #1).Rule #1,see rule #3......

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