Restaurant Risk Assessment

Completing a restaurant risk assessment is a legal obligation for every restaurant owner. Health and safety in a restaurant incorporates a huge variety of legislation. Make sure you know all the facts. We can provide you with specialist restaurant risk assessment services, ensuring that you are fully compliant with UK law.

Under the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, UK law requires that; all employers and self-employed persons have a duty of care regarding the health and safety of their employees. The General Hygiene Regulations require restaurants to complete a restaurant risk assessment, using the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).

In regard to restaurant health and safety, the owner or employer of the business is responsible for ensuring that a sufficient restaurant risk assessment is carried out. In the event that an adequate restaurant risk assessment is not conducted on the premises, the owner or employer of the business will be held accountable. This can result in heavy fines or even jail terms. To protect your workers and your business it is essential that you undertake a restaurant risk assessment.

Ensuring that you are abiding by health and safety law.

Risk Assessment For A Restaurant

Completing a restaurant risk assessment involves many components which government guidance identifies to ensure adequate restaurant health and safety. Some of these components include identifying:

  • Potential accidents caused by slips, trips and falls, knives and manual handling accidents
  • Key risks such as musculoskeletal disorder and dermatitis
  • Gas safety and effective ventilation
  • Risks with the design of the building/interior
  • Any issues which do not abide by the General Food Regulations 2004 and The Food Standards Act 1999
  • Overall hazards, identifying the people at risk, evaluating and removing or reducing the risk
  • Significant findings, providing training and emergency plans
  • And regularly updating the restaurant risk assessment

In order to ensure that your restaurant risk assessment is completed to an adequate level, incorporating all of the relevant legislation requirements, a competent person is needed. It is not possible for an unqualified individual to carry out an efficient restaurant risk assessment. A competent person is required.


Our team of qualified consultants can offer you a comprehensive restaurant risk assessment, providing you with the full coverage you need.

Our ISO certified and NEBOSH-accredited specialists are capable of working effectively across all types of restaurants to implement measures to protect your workers and your business. Our suitable and sufficient restaurant risk assessments will ensure that you are abiding by the relevant health and safety laws, giving you complete peace of mind.

The professional and friendly services that we provide, offer our clients practical steps to protect their workers and business, reducing real life risks.

Call our helpful and knowledgeable customer care team today for more information and advice on how we can help you assess the health and safety of your restaurant. We are happy to answer any queries you may have and can also offer you a free quote on our services. Call us today on 0800 211 8331.

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