Restaurant Inspection Checklists

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This is one resource that no restaurant should be without — and it’s free! Our 16-page booklet contains three comprehensive checklists that cover the major problems found during health, fire, and insurance/safety inspections. Additional information includes actual checklists used by county health inspectors, along with suggestions from experts to help you spot issues and correct them before they become major problems. Subject areas include:

  • Part A: Health & sanitation
    • Self-inspection checklist
      • Employee dress and hygiene
      • Dry storage
      • Appliances and large equipment
      • Refrigerators and freezers
      • Food handling
      • Utensils and smallwares
      • Hot holding
      • Cleaning and sanitizing
      • Garbage storage and disposal
      • Pest control
    • Sample King County Food Establishment Inspection Report
    • List of King County inspection violations by frequency
  • Part B: Fire
    • Self-inspection checklist
      • Life safety
      • Fire extinguishers
      • Sprinkler/alarm system
      • Exhaust hood/hood suppression system
      • Housekeeping/miscellaneous
    • NFPA Fact Sheet: Structural fires in restaurants
  • Part C: Insurance & safety
    • Self-inspection checklist
      • Dining areas
      • Bar
      • Walk-in coolers/freezers
      • Compressed gas storage
      • Kitchen
      • Recordkeeping
      • Workplace postings
      • Security
      • Material handling
      • Hazard communications
      • Exit routes/stairwells
      • Ladders
      • Parking/sidewalks
      • Storage areas
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