I came across a dry storage facility that has an open warehouse. I'm doing a 2nd party audit to see if they are fit as a distribution service provider. The facility added two restrooms inside of their warehouse located right outside the original single person restroom, they look like high end portable restrooms, they are plumbed and aesthetic. What I mean by aesthetic, they appear nice within the facility with a nice plastic finish and porcelain toilet and sink. These were added after their annual food safety audit, their renewal will not take place for many months. The facility did not perform a risk assessment.
This is new to me and I feel compelled to perform a risk assessment on these restrooms. This is a learning experience for myself as this is the first time I've been in this situation. I have a few points on what to call out and wanted to ask for feedback for more. If anything I'd like to provide my assessment to the facility and see if they will consider making changes as a part of the approval process.
The restrooms are plumbed. They resemble sheds and are outside of the single person restroom.
Biological- Air exhausts to the open warehouse. There is no filter, its an open fitted pipe vent.
Correction- exhaust should be directed to the outside? I'm not expert and don't know where the vent air normally goes.
Biological and Foreign contamination - Structure can leak sewage where and can contaminate surrounding. (materials are on pallets and about 25 ft from restrooms)
Correction- Concrete post to prevent from a forklift hitting the structure
Correction- Need assistance, it is plumbed, would a containment type pan be needed?
Biological- No hot water, current faucet has one lever only with cold water.
Correction- replace faucet with an option for both hot and cold water.
Correction- install handwash stations outside restroom with hot and cold water.
What would you have done in this situation?
Ultimately I know its easy to not approve and walk away, but as an advocate for food safety I feel its important to share the risk assessment with the facility to be considered.
Thanks in advance!