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Temperature Log Checklist

Simplify and improve your temperature monitoring with digital checklists.

Refrigerator Temperature Log Sheet

Use this template to routinely record temperatures for refrigerators and freezers.

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Food Temperature Log Template

This quick digital food temperature log template can be used to take daily records of temperatures of hot food, cold food, fridges and freezers in food service outlets.

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Daily Log Temperature Sheet

Use this daily log temperature sheet for daily logging of temperature recording.

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Vaccine Refrigerator Temperature Log Sheet

This vaccine refrigerator temperature log sheet recognizes the CDC-recommended refrigerator and freezer temperature for vaccine storage.

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What is a temperature log?


A temperature log is a document in which information about temperatures is stored. To do this, temperature measurements are taken at set intervals over a period of time and recorded in the log. Temperature monitoring is used in a variety of applications, ranging from food storage to vaccine refrigeration.


Monitoring temperature is primarily used for quality assurance. With a temperature log, you comprehensively document temperature measurements in storage areas and refrigerators and freezers. By doing so, you prevent the failure to maintain the proper temperature level and spoiled goods. Litigation, fines or the like comes.



This article briefly addresses:


1. Top 4 industries which require temperature monitoring


2. Building a temperature monitoring checklist


3. Using an app for temperature monitoring



Top 4 industries which require temperature monitoring


The following four industries are the main ones that require strict temperature monitoring:


  1. Food - Improperly stored food poses a food safety risk. Food that is not within the specified temperature ranges at the time of manufacture or delivery will not be used or will be recalled, which can result in losses and fines.

  2. Pharmaceutical Industry - Maintaining temperature levels with a temperature protocol is essential in medical supplies. Incorrect temperatures in medical storage areas containing medications or even vaccines can lead to degradation of the substances they contain, which in turn weakens or impairs their effectiveness and can lead to life-threatening consequences for consumers

  3. Logistics & Transportation - Unsold perishable goods are discarded if they are not transported with proper storage temperatures in mind. The food and pharmaceutical industries rely on temperature-controlled logistics as well as cold chain to maintain safe use of their products

  4. Information Technology - In server rooms and data centers, the sensitive and valuable hardware, software and data must be protected. Therefore, it is not recommended to exhaust the operating temperature specified by the equipment manufacturer. When the temperature rises, the frequency of equipment failures also increases exponentially. Due to this, sufficient cooling and air conditioning is of enormous importance. .


The structure of a temperature monitoring checklist


A typical temperature log contains a blank field in each entry to record the temperature, the time the temperature was measured, the date, and any relevant observations. The log may also include a notes field to record specifics or the type of measurement method and equipment.


In addition, a temperature log will note what actions were taken if something was wrong with the temperature level. In some documents, the condition of the storage unit is also documented so that parts can be replaced in a timely manner if necessary. To have certainty about the accuracy of the data, at the end of each temperature log, the employee who performed the inspection signs it.



The advantages of digital temperature recording


While some industries still use paper for temperature logging, digital temperature logging is gaining acceptance elsewhere. Digital logging offers some distinct advantages


For one, digital devices can be set up to log automatically, reducing the error rate and streamlining the logging process. In addition, a digital temperature log, as opposed to a hard copy, can be more easily shared, transported or transmitted.


Lumiform's app and desktop software provide the best conditions for this. In addition, the collected data can be easily converted into charts and graphs for evaluation. Lumiform's powerful tool supports temperature monitoring of the following dimensions:


  • Simplified temperature acquisition via temperature sensors.

  • Convert any custom paper list into a digital checklist in minutes with the flexible form builder.

  • Easily create and customize digital templates for temperature monitoring.

  • Record or photograph temperature readings and the immediate environment from within the app.

  • Lumiform's scheduling feature ensures that employees are reminded when their next temperature reading is due.

  • All measurement results are automatically bundled into a report and can be sent to stakeholders.

  • Comprehensive analyses help to detect errors in the cold chain more quickly and thus continuously improve temperature monitoring.


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