Welcome to Your Health & Safety page for Food & Beverage Service Operating in BC
We’ve curated a variety of content to help you get a sense of your unique sector profile, including:
- How many businesses are operating?
- Who is getting injured?
- What is causing the injuries?
- What are the costs associated with those injuries?
Here you’ll find a selection of health & safety resources to help mitigate the most common injuries in this sector. Our goal is to help employers build a workplace culture that keeps workers safe.
About the Sector
The food and beverage services sector primarily includes businesses whose main operation is to serve open and freshly made food and drink for individuals to enjoy right away. Sit-in restaurants, take-away food trucks, cafes, cafeterias and doughnut shops are all examples of businesses found in this sector.
Some establishments in this sector choose to serve alcoholic beverages in addition to food and other beverage options. The pubs, bars and nightclubs sector is closely related to restaurants, so we suggest taking a look at that sector profile as well.
Registered businesses operating in this sector
rate for 2023
Injury Profile Dashboard
Food and Beverage Industry: Occupational Health and Safety Program Template
This sample document contains the basic components of a program, which you can modify and add to, as necessary, to create your own unique program.
Food Trucks and Propane Safety Video Series
Food Trucks and Propane Safety Video SeriesThree new videos focus on propane safety for food trucks and provide tips on identifying and controlling hazards that lead to potentially catastro
Kitchen Safety: Preventing Cuts from Knives
Well-known executive B.C. chefs share their real-life perspectives on the importance of kitchen safety and offer lessons from their own experiences.
Orientation and Training for Young and New Workers are Essential
More than half of workplace accidents involving young and new workers occur during their first six months on the job. Providing effective orientation and training is the best way to prevent accidents. As an employer, you are responsible for ensuring that your workers are prepared for the job before they start working.
Preventing Most Common Restaurant Injuries
As a restaurant operator, you cannot afford to have workers away from the job injured.
Find the resources for restaurants here.
FOODSAFE Level 1 by Distance Education
FOODSAFE is British Columbia’s food safety, handling and sanitation training. The Level 1 program equips foodservice workers with the knowledge and skills to apply proper food handling and preparation techniques and to follow appropriate safety measures to prevent food-borne illness.