Restaurant checklist

Date:

Inspected By:

Location:

Bar

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Is the bar service area clear of debris and readily accessible to employees?

 

 

 

 

 

Are kegs and other heavy items stored such that a minimal amount of bending or stooping is required to handle them?

 

 

 

 

 

Is any broken glass or dishwear present?

 

 

 

 

 

Are non-slip mats or other slip resistant floor materials in use behind the bar?

 

 

 

 

 

Are glasses and bottles stored securely such that they are unlikely to fall or break accidentally?

 

 

 

 

 

Compressed gas storage

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are cylinders legible marked to clearly identify the contents?

 

 

 

 

 

Are cylinders stored in areas that are protected from external heat sources?

 

 

 

 

 

Are cylinders located or stored in areas where they will not be damaged by passing or falling objects or tampered with by unauthorized persons?

 

 

 

 

 

Are cylinders stored or transported in a manner to prevent them from creating a hazard by slipping, falling or rolling?

 

 

 

 

 

Are valve protectors/caps in place on cylinders that are not in use?

 

 

 

 

 

Do low pressure fuel gas cylinders display any corrosion, cracks, distortion or other defect?

 

 

 

 

 

Are fuel gas stored separately from oxygen cylinders, separated by at least 20' or by a 1-hour rated firewall?

 

 

 

 

 

Are cylinders properly supported to prevent them from falling over?

 

 

 

 

 

Walk-In coolers/freezers

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Is the cooler sufficiently lit for safe work?

 

 

 

 

 

Does the door to the cooler open freely from the inside without key or special knowledge?

 

 

 

 

 

Is the area around the door to the cooler free of debris or obstruction

 

 

 

 

 

Are floors inside the cooler clean and dry?

 

 

 

 

 

Is shelving within the cooler properly secured?

 

 

 

 

 

Are shelves in the cooler overloaded?

 

 

 

 

 

Dining areas

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Is sufficient spacing between tables provided so that employees and customers can easily move about the dining area?

 

 

 

 

 

Are floors clear of debris and moisture?

 

 

 

 

 

Are floor coverings in good condition, free of slip or trip hazards?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all chairs, booths and other seating surfaces in good condition, without bent or broken legs or damaged seats?

 

 

 

 

 

Are exits clearly marked?

 

 

 

 

 

Distracted driving

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Date completed

Are vehicle GPS systems designed to not accept input while the vehicle is in gear?

 

 

 

 

 

Are rules in place and enforced to prevent drivers from making or receiving phone calls or text messages while driving?

 

 

 

 

 

If driver communication is absolutely necessary, are hands-free devices provided?

 

 

 

 

 

Are drivers trained to suspend conversations during hazardous driving conditions?

 

 

 

 

 

Are drivers trained to not take notes or look up numbers while driving?

 

 

 

 

 

Driver qualification

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Date completed

Do personnel files contain up to date copies of all driver's licenses

 

 

 

 

 

Are current Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs) on file for each driver?

 

 

 

 

 

Does each driver have the proper license for any vehicle they may operate?

 

 

 

 

 

Are clear standards provided to each driver regarding consequences to moving violations, regardless of whether they take place in the course of employment?

 

 

 

 

 

Exit routes

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are all exit routes marked as such and illuminated?

 

 

 

 

 

Are doors, passageways or stairways that do not lead to exits properly marked as "NOT AN EXIT" or with an indication of its actual use?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all exits free from obstruction?

 

 

 

 

 

Do all exit doors open from the inside without the use of a key, tool or any special knowledge?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all emergency lights in proper working condition?

 

 

 

 

 

Fire protection

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Is the fire suppression system inspection up to date?

 

 

 

 

 

Have fire alarm systems been tested in the past year?

 

 

 

 

 

Have interior standpipes and valves been inspected in the past year?

 

 

 

 

 

Are fire extinguishers provided in adequate number and type and are they readily accessible at all times?

 

 

 

 

 

Hazard communications/chemical handling

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are eyewash fountains and safety showers provided and in working order where corrosive chemicals are handled?

 

 

 

 

 

Are chemical containers labeled properly?

 

 

 

 

 

Is proper PPE available when necessary to handle chemicals?

 

 

 

 

 

Are flammable and toxic chemicals properly stored in closed containers when not in use?

 

 

 

 

 

Are adequate means readily available for containing spills or overflows properly and safely?

 

 

 

 

 

Are hazardous substances handled only in properly designed and exhausted locations?

 

 

 

 

 

Is there a list of hazardous substances that are used in your workplace?

 

 

 

 

 

Is the written hazard communication plan up to date?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all Material Safety Data Sheets up to date and readily available?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all containers of hazardous substances labeled properly with the product identity and any applicable hazard warnings?

 

 

 

 

 

Is the master list of chemicals used up to date?

 

 

 

 

 

Are flammable liquids grounded while in storage?

 

 

 

 

 

Are flammable liquids grounded and bonded during transfer?

 

 

 

 

 

Is secondary containment (e.g., berms) provided for chemicals and wastes stored outside of the building?

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are knives properly stored to prevent accidental laceration?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all knives properly sharpened and clean?

 

 

 

 

 

Is appropriate protective equipment provided for employees?

 

 

 

 

 

Are nonslip mats present on floor surfaces that may become wet?

 

 

 

 

 

Are working surfaces (tables, counters, etc) at a comfortable height for workers?

 

 

 

 

 

Is sufficient working space available for all prep work, cooking and cleaning?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all floor drains clear of debris?

 

 

 

 

 

Is all kitchen machinery in good working order with manufacturer recommended guards in place?

 

 

 

 

 

Are warning signs posted near any potentially hazardous equipment?

 

 

 

 

 

Are floors clear of debris and moisture?

 

 

 

 

 

Are aprons and protective gloves available to protect against burns and scalds?

 

 

 

 

 

Are cooktops free of excess grease or other buildup?

 

 

 

 

 

Are flammable materials stored safely away from ignition sources?

 

 

 

 

 

Are aerosols stored safely away from ignition sources?

 

 

 

 

 

Ladders

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are non-slip feet intact on each ladder?

 

 

 

 

 

Are ladder rungs and steps free from grease and oil?

 

 

 

 

 

Do any ladders have broken or missing steps, rungs, or cleats, broken side rails, or other faulty equipment?

 

 

 

 

 

Are metal ladders legibly marked with signs cautioning against using them around electrical power sources?

 

 

 

 

 

Are rungs of ladders uniformly spaced at 12", center to center?

 

 

 

 

 

Lock out/tag out

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are all equipment control valve handles provided with a means of lockout?

 

 

 

 

 

Do appropriate employees have individually keyed safety locks?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all machines being service properly locked out to prevent accidental usage?

 

 

 

 

 

Machine guarding

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Is all machinery and equipment clean and properly maintained?

 

 

 

 

 

Is sufficient clearance provided around and between machines to allow for safe operations, servicing, material handling and waste removal?

 

 

 

 

 

Is equipment and machinery securely placed and anchored, when necessary, to prevent tipping or other movement that could result in personal injury?

 

 

 

 

 

Is the power shut-off switch within reach of the operator's position at each machine?

 

 

 

 

 

Can electric power to each machine be locked-out for maintenance, repair or security?

 

 

 

 

 

Are non-current carrying metal parts of electrically operated machines bonded and grounded?

 

 

 

 

 

Are foot-operated switches guarded or arranged to prevent accidental actuation by personnel or falling objects?

 

 

 

 

 

Are manually operated valves and switches controlling the oepration of equipment and machines clearly identified and readily accessible?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all emergency stop buttons brightly colored or placarded?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all pulleys and belts that are within 7' of the floor or working level properly guarded?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all moving chains and gears properly guarded?

 

 

 

 

 

Are splash guards mounted on machines that use coolant to prevent coolant from reaching the employees?

 

 

 

 

 

Are methods provided to protect the operator and other employees in the machine areas from hazards created at the point of operation, nip points, rotating parts, flying chips and spakes?

 

 

 

 

 

Are machinery guards secure and arranged so they do not offer a hazard when in use?

 

 

 

 

 

Are revolving drums, barrels and containers guarded by an enclosure that is interlocked with the drive mechanism so that revolution cannot occur unless the guard enclosures are in place?

 

 

 

 

 

Do arbors and mandrels have firm and secure bearings and are they free from play?

 

 

 

 

 

Are provisions made to prevent machines from automatically starting when power is restored after a power failure or shutdown?

 

 

 

 

 

Are fan blades protected with a guard having openings no larger that 1/2" when operating within 7' of the floor?

 

 

 

 

 

Material handling

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Do employees carry loads in excess of 50 lbs by hand?

 

 

 

 

 

Are mechanical means provided to carry heavy or awkward loads safely?

 

 

 

 

 

Are aisles and pathways clear of debris and clearly marked?

 

 

 

 

 

Office

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are all aisles, passageways and doorways clean and clear of obstruction?

 

 

 

 

 

Are chairs, benches and other seating surfaces clean, in good condition and lacking undue signs of wear or fatigue?

 

 

 

 

 

Are adjustable chairs provided for employees that spend significant time seated?

 

 

 

 

 

Is sufficient lighting provided in all work areas?

 

 

 

 

 

Are monitors positioned comfortably, with employee eye level near the top of each screen?

 

 

 

 

 

Are cords arranged such that they do not cause a tripping hazard to employees?

 

 

 

 

 

Are office supplies stored such that they are easily accessible without undue employee strain?

 

 

 

 

 

Are floor coverings in good condition, free of slip or trip hazards?

 

 

 

 

 

Parking/Sidewalks

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are paved surfaces smooth and free of large cracks or unevenness?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all surfaces free of ice and snow?

 

 

 

 

 

Are parking spaces clearly marked and sufficiently sized?

 

 

 

 

 

Are outdoor areas sufficiently lit at night?

 

 

 

 

 

Personal protective equipment

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are protective goggles or face shields provided and worn where there is a danger of flying particles or corrosive materials?

 

 

 

 

 

Are approved safety glasses worn at all times in areas where there is a risk of eye injuries?






Are protective gloves, aprons, shields or other means provided where employees could be cut or where there is reasonably anticipated exposure to; corrosive liquids, chemicals, blood or other potentially dangerous materials?

 

 

 

 

 

Is appropriate foot protection provided?

 

 

 

 

 

Is PPE maintained in a sanitary condition and ready for use?

 

 

 

 

 

Is hearing protection required when noise levels exceed 85 dBa?

 

 

 

 

 

Are adequate work procedures and PPE provided and used when cleaning up spilled toxic or hazardous materials or liquids?

 

 

 

 

 

Are appropriate hypoallergenic gloves, glove liners, powderless gloves, or other similar alternatives readily available?

 

 

 

 

 

Recordkeeping

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are OSHA 300/300A logs maintained?

 

 

 

 

 

Are employee medical and exposure records maintained as required?

 

 

 

 

 

Are training records maintained?

 

 

 

 

 

Are employee records maintained?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all operating permits and records up-to date?

 

 

 

 

 

Are current Motor Vehicle Records available for all employee drivers?

 

 

 

 

 

Are records kept of all safety inspections?

 

 

 

 

 

Are records kept of safety meetings?

 

 

 

 

 

Are records kept of accident investigations?

 

 

 

 

 

Are records kept of any emergency response drills?

 

 

 

 

 

Restroom

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are toilet and sink surfaces clean?

 

 

 

 

 

Are adequate provision made for hand-washing (hot water, soap, towels or hand-dryers)

 

 

 

 

 

Are floor surfaces clean and dry?

 

 

 

 

 

Is a record of cleaning and resupply dates/times clearly displayed?

 

 

 

 

 

Security

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Date completed

Are windows and doors free of visual obstruction?

 

 

 

 

 

Are cash registers centrally located with clear visibility to all areas of the premises?

 

 

 

 

 

Are wide-angle mirrors in place to eliminate blind spots where possible?

 

 

 

 

 

Is interior and exterior lighting sufficient?

 

 

 

 

 

Are safe drops available to protect excess cash?

 

 

 

 

 

Are silent alarms available to cashiers?

 

 

 

 

 

Are background checks on file for all employees?

 

 

 

 

 

Are locks and safe combinations changed periodically?

 

 

 

 

 

Stairways

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are stairways clearly marked?

 

 

 

 

 

Are stairwells well lit?

 

 

 

 

 

Are stairwells clean and free of debris?

 

 

 

 

 

Are handrails secure and in good repair?

 

 

 

 

 

Are stairwell exit doors unlocked as appropriate?

 

 

 

 

 

Storage areas

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are shelves secured and constructed to withstand the maximum designated storage weight?

 

 

 

 

 

Are shelves secured to prevent tipping or falling?

 

 

 

 

 

Vehicle

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are fuel tank caps in place and secure?

 

 

 

 

 

Are an adequate number of functional seat belts present in each vehicle?

 

 

 

 

 

Are all lamps, brakes, horns, mirrors, windshields and turn signals in working condition?

 

 

 

 

 

Are transport vehicles provided with handrails, steps, stirrups or similar devicees so placed and arranged that employees can safely mount or dismount the vehicle?

 

 

 

 

 

Is a fully charged fire extinguisher available on each vehicle?

 

 

 

 

 

Are employees trained on proper use of any vehicles thay may be required to operate?

 

 

 

 

 

Are employee drivers' licenses and insurance information on file?

 

 

 

 

 

Are employees required to wear seat belts at all times while operating motor vehicles?

 

 

 

 

 

Workplace postings

Pass

Fail

N/A

Action required

Completion date

Are OSHA and state required posters prominently displayed?

 

 

 

 

 

Are safety/warning signs properly posted where appropriate?

 

 

 

 

 

Are emergency phone numbers posted prominently?

 

 

 

 

 

Is a first aid kit available and adequately stocked?

 

 

 

 

 

Are emergency evacuation routes identified and prominently posted?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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