Inspection Details


Project No: 36.3096



Names of people completing inspection
Name, Position & Signature

Company work for:

Photo of canteen
Date and time of inspection:

Is a health and safety representative (HSR) present?

Name of representative:

Inspection Checklist

General Canteen Layout

Tick is checking Layout

Are walls/ floors made of made absorbent material?

Walls clean and (when opened)fly screens in place?

Doors (& handles) clean and visual dirt removed?

Floors organized, clean and no visual dirt present?

Canteen daily & weekly cleaning schedules available and maintained?

Are pest controls systems in place?

Kitchen equipment

Tick if checking Kitchen Equipment

Kitchen equipment neatly stored and stacked?

Glass work cleaned, dried and neatly stored?

Cutlery and kitchen utensils cleaned, dried, stored?

Crockery (plates etc.) cleaned, dried and stored?

Work counters cleaned, disinfected and organized?

Hob, oven clean and in good working order

Fryer clean, fat clean and weekly deep cleaned?

Kitchen machinery (slicer, blender etc.) clean and in good working order?

Hood clean and filters cleaned weekly?

Are bins covers and daily emptied?

Are outside waste containers covered and stored?

Fridges & Freezers

Tick if checking Fridges & Freezers

Door handles clean and visual dirt removed?

Door closing and sealing properly?

Door seals cleaned on a weekly basis?

No goods/ boxes stored on fridge/ freezer floors?

No delivery boxes (carton) placed in fridge/ freezer?

Goods stored and rotated on first in-first out basis (thus new goods placed in the back)?

Goods defrosted in the fridge?

Cooked products placed above raw products?

All products covered with lid or cling film?

Firefighting equipment and first aid kits

Tick if checking Firefighting equipment and first aid kits

Are all fire extinguishers in place? signs installed?

Are all fire extinguishers clearly visible and accessible?

Is a fire blanket installed and easy to deploy?

Are there smoke detectors installed in kitchen and how often are they checked?

Is there a first aid kit available and is it inspected on a monthly basis (check record inside box)?

Electrical appliances

Tick if checking Electrical appliances

Have electrical appliances been tested? when?

Is there evidence of overloading sockets (including "daisy chaining" extension - extension cords connected with another extension cord) if so please remove

Is there evidence of damaged leads/ cables?

Are there enough accessible power sockets to avoid overloading?

Are sockets free from defects?

If electrical heaters are being used, are they unobstructed and away from combustible materials?

Is there sufficient light in kitchen?

If TL tubes are used, are the light covered with plastic covers?

Personal hygiene and PPE

Tick if checking Personal hygiene and PPE

Hand sanitizing equipment available? (soap, clean towels etc.)

Canteen staff wear clear (cook uniform)?

Canteen staff wear proper closed in shoes?

Canteen staff have good personal hygiene? (e.g. daily hair and body cleaned, clean nails, wash hands after toilet)

Does the canteen staff handling the food have a "food handling" certificate (where applicable)?

Other checks carried out

Other checks carried out




Close out of Corrective Actions

Close out of corrective actions

Have all deficiencies identified and documented on the inspection checklist been rectified:

Corrective actions list

Corrective action




Expected completion date?

- HSS administrator

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.