Restaurant Emergency Procedures Chart
What value is there in a Restaurant Emergency Procedures Chart? The small price of this form could save you hundreds or thousands of dollars.
Is your restaurant prepared for an emergency? You may think that it won’t happen to you. It is likely that many people thought that in New Orleans before the flooding, and Japan before the Earthquakes, and in many other places where there are major disasters. We don’t expect an emergency. However, just following some simple procedures can help you save money and lives if an emergency does occur.
What about more common emergencies that could happen? Do you know how much you could lose if there is a power outage? If you have generators, do your managers know how to start the generator? The Restaurant Emergency Procedures Chart gives you great information on what to do in emergencies and how to prepare for emergencies.
Place each page of this chart in a protective sheet and use a 3-ring hole puncher and place them into the binder. Keep this seven-page document in a binder and review it with management and staff before you have the emergency. It is an important topic to cover with new hires during orientation.
This chart includes the basics on how to prepare for emergencies. The Restaurant Emergency Procedures Chart outlines what to do if the electricity goes out.What would you do if there is a fire? We have seen it happen, and the more prepared you are, the less it impacts your business. This emergency procedure chart also gives suggestions on ways to avoid fires.
What happens if there is a robbery? How do you avoid robberies? No one expects it to happen, but do your staff know what to do if there is a thief to minimize the risk of injuries? No one expects an emergency, but it could happen to you. It is better to be prepared and do all that you can to avoid some emergency situations. Training your managers on what to do in an emergency is important for restaurant safety. Management Training needs to be priority one on your to do list for new hires.
How will the restaurant emergency procedure chart help your restaurant?
Here are some examples of the emergency information included:
- Blackouts: You’ll know what to do in the kitchen if the electricity goes out. Some important advice is to turn off the breakers to the kitchen, especially if the grills are run on electric. It is really important to turn off the gas for gas appliances like stoves or fryers. Lock the walk-in refrigerator and freezers. Every time cold storage is opened during a blackout, the temperature rises. You do not want to take a chance and lose your entire inventory. This may cause hundreds or thousands of dollars in lost food products.
- Fires: You’ll learn the basics on how to extinguish small fires. You need to know how to get all of your guest and employees out of the restaurant safely. Do you have time to turn things off before leaving the restaurant during emergencies?
- Credit card procedures: How to collect cash and process credit cards during emergencies–especially during blackouts. If you don’t have your cash register you need to have a back-up to track money.
- Robberies: You’ll know what to do if your restaurant has a robbery. There is common sense advice on how to help prevent robberies.
You need to train your management staff in every possible emergency scenario. Following the restaurant emergency procedures chart outlined in this 7 page document will save lives and money.