4-3. GENERAL AREAS TO INSPECT
Although these facilities provide different services, there are certain common
features that should be checked during an inspection. The following areas should be d
a. The water source and distribution system.
b. Waste water disposal.
c. Restroom facilities.
d. Hazardous chemicals, operations, or physical structure.
e. Storage and disposal of solid waste.
f. Food service operations and vending units.
Paragraphs 4-4 through 4-9 outline some of the items that you should
check during an inspection of each area.
4-4. WATER SOURCE AND DISTRIBUTION
a. The water source should be checked to determine that contamination is not
present. Whenever possible, connections should be made to a public water supply.
When this is not possible, the local water supply should be tested to determine that it is
safe and should be approved by the medical authority. The inspector should take
bacteriological samples; these samples may indicate that chlorination is necessary. If
the water is chlorinated, samples of free available chlorine and total available chlorine
b. The inspector should ensure that there are no cross-connections with
4-5. WASTEWATER DISPOSAL
a. An adequate and safe sewage system must be provided. Ideally, the sewage
facilities should be connected to a public system. If not, sewage treatment facilities
must be installed and approved by the medical authority.
b. Plumbing facilities must not create cross-connections or backflow