Jump to content

  • Quick Navigation
Photo
- - - - -

Pest Control Training for Staff

audit

  • You cannot start a new topic
  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 bellablaz

bellablaz

    Grade - Active

  • IFSQN Associate
  • 6 posts
  • 1 thanks
0
Neutral

  • United States
    United States

Posted 03 August 2018 - 08:14 PM

Hello, 

 

I just finished up on audit and was stumped on not having pest control training for staff. I do not even know what that would look like. I devise a pwrpt that covers best practices at prevention, but I was not sure if there is something in specific that I am supposed to target. Do you have any suggestions? Any information is greatly 

appreciated. 

 

Thank you, 

 

-BB



#2 SQFconsultant

SQFconsultant

    SQFconsultant

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 1,131 posts
  • 258 thanks
133
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:BTC & Forex Trading, CBD distribution, surf casting, learning how to play a saxophone, walking on the beach in Costa Rica and trusting everything to Yah.

Posted 03 August 2018 - 08:46 PM

What kind of Audit - SQF?


Warm regards,

 

Glenn Oster

 

SQF & BRC Certification & Implementation Consultant

Specializing in developing entire SQF & BRC Systems

Internal Auditor Training / eConsultant / Food Defense Breach

Voicemail: 800-546-1452 // Florida Office Direct: 772-646-4115

 

www.GlennOsterConsulting.com


#3 mgourley

mgourley

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Fellow
  • 1,045 posts
  • 810 thanks
122
Excellent

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Plant City, FL
  • Interests:Cooking, golf, firearms, food safety and sanitation.

Posted 04 August 2018 - 12:29 AM

You should at least cover the necessity for staff to report to supervision if they see any instances of pests in the facility.
Other topics would be why pests are "bad", etc....what types of pests are likely on your area, etc.

You are not training people to be pest control experts but at a minimum, that they need to let someone know that you saw something somewhere.
 

Marshall



#4 Dr Vu

Dr Vu

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 221 posts
  • 42 thanks
16
Good

  • Canada
    Canada
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Toronto
  • Interests:Action movies...

Posted 04 August 2018 - 12:41 AM

You  are 

 

Hello, 

 

I just finished up on audit and was stumped on not having pest control training for staff. I do not even know what that would look like. I devise a pwrpt that covers best practices at prevention, but I was not sure if there is something in specific that I am supposed to target. Do you have any suggestions? Any information is greatly 

appreciated. 

 

Thank you, 

 

-BB

You need some kind of pest identification

You need pest sighting training like where to report ..how to report?  Whom to report to?

Then cover how pest can come about? Eg housekeeping, door sweeps , closing doors

Handling mousetraps or correct orientation


A vu in time , saves nine

#5 Charles.C

Charles.C

    Grade - FIFSQN

  • IFSQN Moderator
  • 14,673 posts
  • 4043 thanks
553
Excellent

  • Earth
    Earth
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:SF
    TV
    Movies

Posted 04 August 2018 - 07:58 AM

Hi Bella,

 

Some Context is required.

 

Post 2 = ?

Product = ?

 

Are Pests seen ? Does Pest Control (PC) Exist ?

 

Contracting PC out is a popular solution for major aspects but FS Standards usually require an internal (daily) routine also.


Kind Regards,

 

Charles.C


#6 sqflady

sqflady

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 106 posts
  • 29 thanks
6
Neutral

  • United States
    United States
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Wisconsin

Posted 07 August 2018 - 12:22 PM

We keep ours brief.  No pest control chemicals are stored on site.  If you come into contact with a pest device or bait then you are required to wash your hands.  We also do a brief overview of the pest devices used.



#7 Nikki R

Nikki R

    Grade - MIFSQN

  • IFSQN Member
  • 51 posts
  • 22 thanks
2
Neutral

  • United Kingdom
    United Kingdom
  • Gender:Female
  • Location:Suffolk
  • Interests:Painting, Spending time with my little men, Food Fraud and Safety.

Posted 08 August 2018 - 08:01 AM

We are certificated to BRC. To cover the pest control section we had our local pest control company come in and train key members of management, warehouse and supervisors in how to recognise pests, how to treat / handle bait boxes etc and how to spot signs of pest activity. I also wrote a pest control procedure with the information given in the course for the supervisors to train their staff with. It started with how to spot activity, the difference between mice and rat faces, trails etc. then there was a section with pictures of diffrerent flies and crawling insects to keep an eye out for and the final section detailed how to reduce pest activity e.g door control, cleaning, how to deal with bait boxes and reporting signs of activity or spotting pest activity. This has always got us through without issues. Pest control is also on our annual refresher traiining to keep these signs and the need for reporting fresh in everyones mind.


Edited by Nikki R, 08 August 2018 - 08:03 AM.






Also tagged with one or more of these keywords: audit

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

EV SSL Certificate