Safety Checklists

Restaurant Safety Checklist

This safety checklist can be used by a restaurant to ensure that the restaurant premises are in safe conditions for both employees and consumers. This checklist ensures that the kitchen, food storage, food handling, front of house, exterior, and general safe practices are all safe. In addition, the restaurant can customize this checklist by adding any other specific condition they want to ensure is safe for employees and consumers.

Read also - Food Safety Policy for Restaurant

This checklist is ideal for restaurants that want to ensure its premises are safe for employees and consumers.

Restaurant Safety Checklist

Restaurant Name: _______________________

Restaurant Address: _______________________

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Inspection Date: _______________________

Inspector Name: _______________________

KITCHEN

Task Yes/No If no, Corrective Action Required
All aisles in the kitchen are free of any boxes or clutter
Kitchen floor is clean, dry, in good condition and has been mopped and dried at least __ [Instructions:Insert Amount] times a day
All floors near the deep-fryer unit(s) are dry and free of grease
Deep fryer unit(s) have automatic high-temperature shut-off switches and overflow gutters
All cooking apparatuses are clean, in good working condition and have been washed and cleaned by restaurant personnel at least __ [Instructions: Insert Amount] times a day.
All cooking apparatuses are in good working condition and have been inspected within the last __ [Instructions: Insert Amount] months by a reputable service contractor.
A dry-chemical fire extinguishing system is located above all cooking stations
The fire extinguishing system has a manual pull switch that is located away from all cooking stations
Fire extinguishing system has been serviced within the last __ [Instructions: Insert Amount] months by a reputable service contractor
Multiple portable fire extinguishers are in the kitchen and have been inspected within the last __ [Instructions: Insert Amount] months by a reputable service contractor.
All combustible items are kept away from any heat source
The grill and fryer exhaust system is clean and in good repair
The grill and fryer exhaust system has been serviced and cleaned within the last __ [Instructions: Insert Amount] months by a reputable service contractor
All filters in the exhaust system are cleaned at least daily by restaurant personnel?
Kitchen waste is stored in metal trash receptacles with tight-fitting lids kept in designated areas and removed to dumpster at least __ [Instructions: Insert Amount] times per day
All knives are placed in protective casing when not in use
Proper safety guards are used with any slicing apparatus
All electrical equipment is properly working and properly grounded
All lights are properly working and have working light bulbs.
__________ [Instructions: Insert task]

FOOD HANDLING

TaskYes/NoIf no, Corrective Action Required
Perishable or potentially hazardous foods is properly stored and held at the correct temperature
All hot food is kept at 140?F or above
All cold or refrigerated food is kept at 41?F or below
Numerically-scaled thermometer for checking food temperature is properly functioning and has beencalibrated within the last __ [Instructions: Insert Amount] months by a reputable service contractor
All raw meat, chicken/poultry, fish and their juices are kept away from all other food
Each time a cutting board switches use between raw food and cooked or ready-to-serve food the cutting boards is thoroughly washed and sanitized
Employees that handling food wash their hands, with warm water and soap, at least once every __ [Instructions: Insert Amount] minutes
Employees that work in the kitchen wear single-use gloves and hair-nets when preparing food __________
[Instructions: Insert task]

FRONT OF THE HOUSE

TaskYes/NoIf no, Corrective Action Required
All floor areas are clean, dry, in good condition and has been mopped and dried at least __ [Instructions: Insert Amount] times a day
All tables and seating areas are clean, in good condition and have been cleaned at least __ [Instructions: Insert Amount] times a day
All aisles are free of any clutter and easy for customers walk through
All fixtures and product display equipment are in good condition
All restroom areas are clean, in good condition and have been cleaned at least __ [Instructions: Insert Amount] times a day
All fixtures in restrooms are in good condition
All lights are working properly
All exits are properly marked, illuminated, unobstructed, and are kept unlocked during hours of operation
All outlets, switches and electrical components are working properly
Handrails are property secured on all stairs and steps
__________ [Instructions: Insert task]

EXTERIOR

TaskYes/NoIf no, Corrective Action Required
The restaurant parking lot, walkways, steps, ramps, and grounds are well illuminated and all outside lights work properly
The restaurant parking lot, walkways, steps, ramps, and grounds are in good repair, and free of holes, snow, ice, tripping hazards or obstructions
The restaurant dumpster area is secured and in good condition
__________ [Instructions: Insert task]

GENERAL SAFE PRACTICES

TaskYes/NoIf no, Corrective Action Required
Employees receive safety training upon hiring and periodically thereafter safety training, no less than once every __ [Instructions: Insert Amount] months
Employees receive training on and practice proper lifting techniques
Employees receive training on and posters are displayed regarding OSHA, Workers' Compensation and other legally mandated requirements
Emergency telephone numbers for police and emergency medical services are prominently posted
A fully equipped first-aid kit is available at all times and at least one on-shift employee trained on its use
Spills or dropped items cleaned up promptly thoroughly the day and 'wet floor' warning signs are displayed when appropriate
The floor is thoroughly cleaned each night at closing
All cooking oil is disposed of properly and safely
All knives and slicers are cleaned and stored properly and safely
All cleaning supplies have been properly labeled and stored
All maintenance issues are promptly reported and timely remedied
__________ [Instructions: Insert task]

Other Comments/Corrective Action Required:

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