Safe Kitchens Safety Compliance Audit and Third Party Inspections
Keeping on top of health and safety protocol and ensuring that your business is compliant with regulatory requirements is essential to the success and longevity of your enterprise. That’s why Safe Kitchens helps companies maintain proper safety and compliance standards with our comprehensive Safety Compliance Audit and Third Party Inspections services. By independently assessing a business’s operations, we help our clients ensure that their procedures are sound and properly implemented and that there are no gaps in their health and safety processes.
Safety Compliance Audits
A Safe Kitchens Safety Compliance Audit will provide you with an extensive assessment of your company’s workplace. It will include physical and environmental safety and compliance with applicable codes and regulations. As part of our review, we will examine, not only your site, but your safety documentation processes and training procedures as well. Not only can we determine whether you are following all the necessary guidelines and requirements, but we may also be able to detect unsafe hazards that will need to be addressed.
Some businesses prefer to schedule an annual, comprehensive safety compliance audit. Others prefer to have smaller audits conducted with more specific focuses throughout the year. Regular audits ensure consistency in the way managers and supervisors maintain health and safety procedures, rather than unintentionally encourage lax protocols and a “ramp up effect” on health and safety in anticipation of an annual audit date.
Through our Safety Compliance Audit service, Safe Kitchens will provide you with valuable information about the effectiveness of the different health and safety programs of your business. We’ll also identify areas where more work needs to or should be done.
The safety compliance audit, however, is not a replacement for the regular inspections of your facilities. For optimum compliance and success, the results of our safety compliance audit should inform changes to health and safety protocol and provide guidelines for regular inspections of your facilities by your supervisors and management.
Third Party Inspections
Health department inspections don’t follow your schedule, and a less than stellar grade can have a significantly detrimental impact on the success of your business. You need to know that your operations will pass at any point of the work day, whether it is a busy peak time or a slow period. Safe Kitchens Third Party Inspections allow you to ensure that your personnel are applying your health and safety standards properly and consistently. Our third party inspections are undertaken by certified inspectors who understand the health inspection process extensively and know exactly what local health inspectors will be examining.
Since we replicate real health inspections, you will be able to gauge your operations’ inspection readiness while familiarizing your staff with the typical health inspection process. This may include arriving unannounced at a seemingly random time. We will do a full third party inspection that covers all the bases, including food storage, production and processing, structural and equipment issues, disposal, and pest control processes. Safe Kitchens will review your inspection results, identify areas of concern, and most importantly, provide recommendations for corrective actions as well as validate procedures that are working successfully. We are not just seeing if you are inspection ready; we are making sure you are inspection ready.
As part of the Safe Kitchens Third Party Inspections service, we can also simulate emergency situations – such as an outbreak or recall – as part of employee training. This way, your personnel will know exactly what to do and how to handle themselves if a similar issue arises in an actual health inspection. After all, any business with a commercial kitchen isn’t just about the food and equipment; it’s about the people.