ACCIDENT PREVENTION CHECKLIST
Extract from FM 10-23-2
Are stairs and slopes clearly marked and illuminated?
Ramps, and Do stairs have abrasive surfaces to prevent slipping and falling
Are handrails on open sides of stairways provided?
Are center handrails provided for wide stairs?
Are stairways kept unobstructed?
Is there a 7-foot clearance over each step?
Are the slopes of ramps set to provide maximum safety-not too steep?
Are ladders maintained in good condition and inspected frequently?
Do ladders have nonslip bases?
Ventilation Is the ventilation adequate in receiving, storage, pot and pan and dishwashing
areas, and in walk-in coolers and freezers?
Are vent filters and fresh-air intakes provided in food -preparation, serving,
and dining areas?
Are all fans and their moving parts shielded or guarded?
Is gas equipment properly vented?
Are ground fault circuit interrupters installed near sinks and work areas?
Equipment Is electrical equipment properly grounded, wired, and fused?
Is electrical equipment of approved type and installed properly?
Does electrical equipment meet the National Electrical Code specifications or
local ordinances and bear the seal of the Underwriter's Laboratories?
Does an electrician make regular inspections of equipment and wiring?
Are electrical switches readily accessible in emergencies?
Are switches located so employees do not have to lean on or against metal
when reaching for them?
Are cords maintained without splices, cracks, or worn areas?
Is wiring kept off surfaces subject to vibration, off floors, and out from under
Is electrical equipment protected against the entrance of water?
Are weatherproofed cords and plugs provided for outdoor equipment?
Are wet floors and areas subject to flooding avoided for placement of
Are protective pads or platforms provided for people to stand on when using
Are service cords long enough to eliminate the need for extension cords? Is
the kitchen equipped with retracting reel cords from the ceiling?
Are all switches, junction boxes, and outlets covered?
Does all equipment with cord-and-plug connections have grounded