The Serving area of a restaurant offers young workers an opportunity for direct interaction with the customer, while learning food service and money handling skills. Young workers in this area may also be exposed to the following hazards:
Consider implementing recommended safe work practices, including:
Keep passageways and walkways free of clutter and crowding.
Decrease overcrowding by adding additional supply stations or carts with supplies at convenient locations.
Provide adequate lighting, especially in serving and preparation areas.
Provide non-slip matting in areas that tend to be wet.
Alert workers to step-ups and step-downs by using hazard tape or other warning signs.
Provide mirrors for blind corners.
Provide windows on swinging doors so you can see if someone is coming out. Also provide two-way doors, one for only going in, and one for only coming out. Follow a set traffic pattern to avoid collisions (for example, enter on the right side, exit on the left).