Restaurant Inspection Survival Kit

All the tools you need to pass your next inspection with flying colors!

This is one resource that no restaurant should be without — and it’s free! Our 23-page booklet contains three comprehensive checklists that cover the major problems found during health, fire, and insurance/safety inspections. Plus we’ve included dozens of suggestions from health and safety experts to help you spot issues and correct them before they become major problems.


Your guide to obtaining and maintaining a stellar inspection record

  • 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 Washington Department of Health Restaurant Inspection Form
    • Sample King County Food Establishment Inspection Report
    • List of King County inspection violations by frequency
    • County Health Department/Food Safety contact information
  • Part B: Fire
    • Self-inspection checklist
      • Life safety
      • Fire extinguishers
      • Sprinkler/alarm system
      • Exhaust hood/hood suppression system
      • Housekeeping/miscellaneous
    • National Fire Protection Association Fact Sheet: Structural fires in restaurants
    • City of Olmypia Fire Department Inspection Checklist
  • 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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