b. The procedures for conducting a survey or inspection are:
(1) Report to the unit commander or the commander's representative (for
example, the first sergeant or the dining facility manager). Introduce yourself and
explain your mission.
(2) Conduct the inspection in a professional manner.
(3) Note all deficiencies on the inspection report form.
(4) After the inspection, review all times written on the inspection checklist.
(5) Discuss minor sanitation problems that can be easily corrected with the
facility representative accompanying you.
(6) Bring major health hazards to the attention of the commander's
representative for correction as soon as possible.
QUALITIES OF A GOOD INSPECTOR
As a representative of the U.S. Army Medical Department, an inspector must
consistently carry out his duties in an efficient manner. A professional inspector
possesses certain qualities that enable him to perform his job effectively.
a. An Inspector Must Be Objective. A good inspector evaluates facilities
logically and consistently. The evaluation is based on set standards, regulations, and
the inspector's knowledge of sanitation and safety.
b. An Inspector Must Be Thorough. A good inspector checks each facility
completely and does not overlook seemingly small points. Sanitary and safety defects
are dangerous regardless of how unimportant they may seem.
c. An Inspector Must Be Fair. This relates to the quality of being objective. A
good inspector rates each facility according to objective health and safety standards.
He should not be swayed by personal feelings forward a facility or toward personnel
working at the facility.
d. An Inspector Must Know Sanitary Standards and Regulations. A good
inspector must know thoroughly many standards and regulations. It is easy to forget
certain standards or confuse requirements for different facilities. Because of this, it is
essential that the inspector review relevant sanitary standards before conducting a