How to Set Up a Cleaning Program (Video)
1. Enter Standard Cleaning Program Details
- The name of the cleaning program.
- Select the employee responsible for the program. This may or may not be the employee who conducts the cleaning.
- Enter the scope of the cleaning program.
- Conduct a brief assessment of the risk associated with the program and enter your justification for this.
- If chemicals are used then select them here. Enter approval details and intended use and if required select the relevant Material Safety Data Sheet from the Document Control module.
- You can list out any of the training programs from Training module here. This means that a user who is filling in the record won’t be allowed to complete the record unless they have taken the required training for this program.
2. Enable Program Schedule
See article on program scheduling for further assistance.
3. Define Cleaning Tasks
- Select the item to be cleaned, e.g. ceilings, vents, walk-in freezers etc.
- Enter the Cleaning task associated with the program.
- Select the procedure associated with the task. The operator will be able to view this procedure when the cleaning record is being filled.
- Select the position responsible for each task.
4. Define Verification Specification
After the cleaning is complete, it is necessary to verify the cleaning has been effective. Safefood 360° supports multiple verification methods, and you may choose to use any number of verification methods for the particular cleaning program.
1. For Visual Inspection, enter the following information:
- Requirement: This is the visual standard of cleanliness required to release the item post cleaning.
- Select the person responsible.
2. For ATP Test Kit, enter the following information:
- Sample point: This is the surface point to be tested for ATP and residual protein.
- Target: This is the desired and expected result obtained after an effective clean against the standard procedure.
- Warning: This is the maximum result above which management should become cautious of the efficacy.
- Action: This is the maximum result above which the cleaning conducted is inadequate and action must be taken including re-cleaning.
3. For Chemical Concentration, enter the following information:
- Select chemical used.
- Target: This is the optimum concentration for the application of the chemical.
- Lower Tolerance: This is the minimum concentration for the application of the chemical.
- Upper Tolerance: This is the maximum concentration for the application of the chemical.
4. For Residual Chemical, enter the following information:
- Select chemical used.
- Target: This is the desired residual level to be found in the sample and is usually zero.
- Upper Tolerance: This is the maximum residual allowed above which action must be taken.
5. For Allergen Control, enter the following information:
- Select allergen.
- Maximum: This is the maximum detectable level of allergen above which action must be taken.