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.
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.