Personal Hygiene Standards

  • All food handlers issued and trained in good hygiene guidance

  • Finger nails are short, unpolished & clean

  • Good personal hygiene practices being followed (seen @ time of inspection)

Bad Habits

  • Staff not eating or drinking in food rooms

  • Staff not coughing / sneezing over food, etc

  • Staff not fondling hair, picking nose, scratching, etc

Food Policy Statements

  • Policy documentation available, signed & dated

  • Documentation brought to the attention of staff


  • Organisational structure in place


  • Clean protective over-clothing worn

  • Over-clothing not worn outside work

  • Personal clothing stored appropriately

  • Suitable head covering provided & worn for all working within the food preparation area & food rooms

  • Long hair properly tied back, including waiting staff

Hand washing

  • Did staff wash their hands between tasks (handling raw meat, seafood,, mops, garbage, etc).

  • Do staff wash their hands properly (hands are washed or gloves are changed at critical points)

  • Wash you hands now" notices displayed in WC areas

  • Bacterial soap provided at all wash hand basins

  • Disposable paper towels provided & used to dry hands

  • Only approved jewellery worn

Handling Food

  • Serving spoons / Utensils used wherever possible


  • Banned in food rooms

  • Suitable external segregated smoking areas provided


  • Open sores, cuts, or splints & bandages on hands are completely covered while handling food.

  • No open wounds, sores, etc noted.

Staff Illness

  • Management fully aware of procedures to follow in the event of staff illness

  • Catering staff fully aware of procedures to follow in the event of illness

  • Return to work sickness forms /questionnaires completed

Food Hygiene Training

  • Managers & all food handling staff fully trained in appropriate safety & hygiene requirements

  • Details recorded on personal training files

  • Photocopies of certificates, etc available & held on file


  • Adequate facilities provided

Additional Observations

  • Additional Observations

  • Supplementary Recommendations

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