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Safety in Food Service: Tips for Keeping Your Restaurant Accident-Free

Workplace hazards vary from industry to industry. While some types of work have a low incidence of on-the-job injury, some industries feature work that can be quite dangerous. In food service, Pennsylvania employers have a heavy responsibility to provide training and institute procedures that will keep workers safe. CONRAD INSURANCE is interested in helping you protect your bottom line through risk-management techniques. Communication and training are at the top of the list in this process.

Safety Training for Food Service Employees

A quick run through procedures in the kitchen isn’t sufficient to train your food-service staff. People learn through repetition and by following examples. Pennsylvania restaurant owners and managers need to set a good, clear example when it comes to safety in food service. Additionally, each worker should be attentively trained before working alone on any task in the kitchen. By creating a welcoming, open environment in your workplace, you can encourage employees who are uncertain about a particular procedure or safety instruction to ask questions.

Communication in Restaurants

Many times safety protocols aren’t followed simply because of a breakdown in communication. Safety rules and regulations need to be clearly communicated verbally. Additionally, clear, visible signage can help your employees remember and practice safety.

SafeBET™ for Your Food Service

As a way to help our food-service clients, CONRAD INSURANCE has developed a SafeBET™ process for Pennsylvania restaurants. The goal is to help you protect your bottom line by taking specific action steps to decrease risks within your company. Through this process, you’ll learn ways to leverage lower insurance premiums by using preventative measures. Our SafeBET™ process also has benefits that extend to employee satisfaction, productivity and retention. Check out the valuable resources available on our website, and then contact us today to find out more about how we can help your restaurant. We’re sure you’ll be delighted.


Bobby Saint

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 2:11am EST

I totally agree that employees should communicate and reach out to one another regarding the safety protocols implemented in the restaurant. It is good to schedule a meeting regularly with the staff and discuss the rules and regulations. Another way is to put visible signages in common areas where everyone can see them. This should help prevent any untoward incidents such as a fire in the kitchen. If I were to own a restaurant, I would make sure that each member of my staff is aware of the policies of the company. Thanks.

Bobby Saint

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 1:16am EST

I like that you provided some tips for keeping your restaurant accident-free such as making sure that you enroll your employees and staff in some certification programs and additional training. It is recommended that you let each employee undergo this type of training or examination to ensure that the kitchen or workplace is safe. This would also promote camaraderie and teamwork among your staff if they provide support to one another. If I were to manage my own restaurant or fast food, I would make sure to keep this in mind. Thanks.

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