Solutions for safe, social distance working from Metro

The Metro SmartLever™ Productivity System from Jestic Foodservice Solutions is helping operators to maximise the available space in their kitchens and other areas, so staff can work efficiently and at a safe distance from their colleagues, in line with Coronavirus social distancing regulations.

SmartLever™ 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. The flexible SmartLever™ system can be configured to suit each operations’ precise needs, and can be used in conjunction with SmartWall® storage accessories and the PrepMate™ Multistation to optimise even safer working in commercial kitchens.

Steve Morris, Sales Director at Jestic Foodservice Solutions commented: “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 30-50% more storage capacity versus four post shelving in the same foot print. With no posts in the way, products are also easy to see and easy to access. SmartLever™ systems are constructed from heavy gauge, epoxy coated steel and come with the reassurance of a 10 year limited warranty. Building a SmartLever™ system for your individual needs is a simple process of choosing a starter kit, the desired shelves and work surfaces, the compatible arm pairs and finally adding accessories or a SmartWall grid to fit the application.

The SmartWall range of accessories complement the SmartLever™ systems by creating a useful storage solution for the often underutilised wall space. A wide variety of shelves, containers and specialised accessories can be added to a base grid, all of which incorporate Microban® antimicrobial protection.

PrepMate™ is 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.

For more information about the Metro range please call Jestic on 01892 831 960 or visit

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