Best Digital Bakery Inspection Checklists

Proactively catch issues of OSHA non-compliance using mobile devices
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What is a Bakery Inspection Checklist?

A bakery inspection checklist is a tool used by safety officers and bakery managers to check if machines, equipment, and ovens are used and maintained according to OSHA’s standard 29 CFR 1910.263. This OSHA standard seeks to ensure that safety measures are in place to proactively promote the safety of bakery employees. Non-compliance with OSHA’s standard can result in incidents, penalties, damage to business reputation, and disruption to the legal operation of a business.

Focus of a Bakery Inspection Checklist

OSHA sets the guidelines to help business owners proactively set safety measures to keep the bakery’s day-to-day operations safe for employees. Here are some key points of a bakery inspection checklists:


Machines are required to have appropriate machine guarding to prevent accidents while in operation. Mixers should have manual switches to avoid accidentally turning it on during cleaning and maintenance.


The positioning of equipment should be ergonomic and ideal for the operation of employees. Cutting equipment should have covers and other safety measures to avoid unintended slicing.


Ovens should have buttons, switches, and circuit breakers that are easily accessible to operators in cases of emergency. Safety devices of ovens should be inspected at least twice a month by an expert and at least once a year by the oven manufacturer’s quality representative.

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