TOP 7 RESTAURANT SAFETY TIPS
31 JULY 2019
- Have a professional degrease your kitchen exhaust hood system every six months. Grease that accumulates in ducts, hoods, fans and vents can easily catch fire.
- Contact a professional to inspect your fire suppression system every six months. Ask the manufacturer or installer who they would recommend.
- Require your employees to take a food handling class. Your county’s Department of Health is a good place to start.
- Make sure employees where cut-resistant gloves when using knives. Stainless-steel mesh cutting gloves can help prevent cuts and injuries.
- Invest in anti-fatigue mats. Besides offering relief to tired feet, cushioned anti-fatigue mats can also help prevent slips and falls.
- Educate employees about proper clothing. Employees should wear aprons, shoes should have slip resistant soles and oven mitts should cover the forearms as well the hands.
- If your restaurant serves alcohol, have your employees take an alcohol awareness training class. Check in with your state’s alcohol or liquor control division to learn about classes in your area.