Maintaining the Facility

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Maintaining the Facility

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What are some signs of a rodent infestation?

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If your operation sprays or flushes the floors during cleaning, what should be done if there are puddles of standing water?

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What can happen if garbage is NOT handled correctly in your operation?

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What is a cross-connection?

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Once you have installed equipment, ensure it is maintained regularly.

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Which are acceptable sources of potable water for your operation?

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How does ventilation improve the air inside your operation?

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What area should never be used to clean or store garbage containers?

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What can cause a backflow?

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Outdoor garbage containers should be placed on a smooth, durable, and nonabsorbent surface. What is an example of this kind of surface?

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What kind of materials should be used for the flooring, walls, and ceilings in your operation to make them easier to keep clean?

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Which of these are signs of a pest infestation?

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Why does coving need to be secured tightly to the walls?

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Where is the air gap in a correctly designed and installed sink?

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What kind of backflow prevention device works by closing a check valve and sealing the water supply line shut when water flow is stopped?

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What can happen if your facility is poorly maintained?

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How should garbage containers be cleaned?

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What are some ways to deny pests access to the operation?

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How can you know if the systems and utilities in your building are adequate for your operation?

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Why is it essential to have good lighting in your operation?

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Why do many jurisdictions require food prep areas to be brightest?

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Regarding pest prevention, what is a Certified Applicator?

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What should all lights have to prevent broken glass from contaminating food or food-contact surfaces?

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What can happen if drinkable water becomes mixed with unsafe water?

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What is it called when high water use in one area of an operation creates a vacuum in the plumbing system that sucks contaminants back into the water supply?

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Which of the following can lead to a pest infestation?

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What is a critical part of pest-control?

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How to prevent backflow?

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Which of these are signs of a rodent infestation?

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What will happen if your operation’s utilities and building systems are NOT working correctly?

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How should food and supplies be stored to deny pests food and shelter?

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What are some guidelines for outdoor garbage containers?

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What is required if pest prevention materials are kept at the facility?

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If you need to use poisonous or toxic pest-control materials in your operation, who should apply them?

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What can following these simple rules help you maintain?

• Deny pests access to the operation
• Deny pests food, water, and shelter
• Work with a licensed Pest Control Operator (PCO)

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What can happen if your ventilation system is NOT working correctly?

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Which of these are guidelines for what indoor garbage containers “should be”?

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Which of these can be a sign that your operation has a pest infestation?

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What units are used to measure the light intensity or the brightness of light?

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What issues should be addressed during regular maintenance of your facility’s floors, walls, and ceilings?

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What risk must be evaluated immediately if your operation is affected by one of these emergencies?

• Power failure
• Fire
• Flood
• Sewer backup

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Why do cracks or holes in the exterior walls of your facility need to be filled?

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Where are cockroaches typically found?

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How should outdoor garbage containers be stored to prevent pests and contamination?

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How should garbage containers be kept to help deny pests food and shelter?

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How can using the FIFO system to rotate products in storage help control pests?

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Which are guidelines for handling garbage?

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Why should your operation have coving to remove the corners and gaps between the floor and the wall?

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What can weaken the foundation and floors of your facility, as well as its ceilings and windows?

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Reject any food or non-food item that has signs of pests. What are some examples?

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How does careful cleaning prevent a pest infestation?

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What should you do if you see signs of pests or any pest-related problems?

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Which is a basic rule of pest prevention?

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Nonfood-contact surfaces, like floors, walls, ceilings, and equipment exteriors, must be cleaned regularly to prevent dust, dirt, and food residue from building up. What else can be prevented?

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The What does non-porous and porosity mean?

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What device must be used when a hose is attached to a faucet?

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Why do pests need to be controlled in a food service operation?

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What area outside of the facility needs regular maintenance?

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What are utilities and building systems?

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What must be done if your operation has an on-site septic system?

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Which is an actual guideline for installing stationary equipment?

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How does back-siphonage occur?

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What can you have installed in your building’s exterior doorways that will deny pests access to your operation?

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Which is true about the differences between a cross-connection, cross-contamination, and cross-contact?

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Which are types of a backflow prevention device?

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What are some examples of a situation that can lead to a pest infestation?

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How can pests be prevented from entering your operation with deliveries?

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What principles are an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program based on?

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Keeping the facility clean can help control pests by removing their food supply. How else can cleaning control pests?

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Only potable (drinkable) water can be used to prepare food and touch food contact surfaces. This water may come from the following sources:

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Plumbing, lighting, and ventilation are all examples of what?

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Many backflow prevention devices have a way that they can be checked to see if they are working correctly. They should be checked periodically, and this should be documented. Who should check the device?

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What example does ServSafe give of a cross-connection that can lead to back-siphonage?

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Which guidelines can help prevent a pest infestation?

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Many parts of an operation’s facility and equipment affect food safety; these include

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If grease traps are NOT kept clean, dirty water can back up into the operation. What can this lead to?

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Where should outdoor garbage containers kept?

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Who should work on the plumbing in your operation?

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When should you contact your Pest Control Operator (PCO)?

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How can backflow be prevented?

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The brightness of the lights in your operation is called the light intensity. How can light intensity be measured?

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What is curved edging that is sealed between the floor and the wall?

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Where should food and supplies be stored to deny pests food and shelter?

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Besides actually seeing insects or rodents, what can be a sign that you have a pest infestation?

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The floors, walls, and ceilings in your operation need regular maintenance. What is an example of how you can do this?

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Water, electricity, gas, sewage, and garbage disposal are all examples of what?

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What must be avoided when designating a storage area for garbage and recyclables?

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What kind of surface should outdoor garbage containers be stored on?

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How can you prevent the buildup of grease and condensation on your walls and ceilings?

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Which of these are examples of non food contact surfaces that need regular cleaning but do NOT need to be sanitized?

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To deny pests food and shelter, how should garbage be thrown out?

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How should garbage be handled in food prep areas to prevent odors, pests, and contamination?

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Which of these measures can prevent garbage from attracting pests or contaminating food and equipment?

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Poor maintenance can cause food safety problems in your operation to prevent problems do the following?

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How can you deny pests access to your operation by keeping the building’s entry points secure?

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What is the best way to prevent backflow?

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Where are the air gaps on sinks that are properly designed and installed?

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What can be done to keep garbage from contaminating food and equipment?

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How should garbage containers be handled to prevent pests?

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The light intensity can differ in each area of your operation. But, food prep areas are required to be the brightest in many jurisdictions. Why?

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According to ServSafe, what kind of water sources are included in this list?

• Approved public water mains
• Private water sources that are regularly tested and maintained
• Closed, portable water containers
• Water transport vehicles

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How can you deny pests access to your operation during deliveries?

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Only drinkable water can touch food and food-contact surfaces. What is this water called?

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What kind of containers should recyclables be stored in to deny pests food and shelter?

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What should you consider if you see a few pests?

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When a water connection (like a pipe to a hose) includes an open space that prevents dirty water from flowing backward into clean water, what is this space called?

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Why should a grease trap be installed in a way that makes it easy to access?

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What is a ‘Sink Center’ or a ‘Clean-up Work Center’?

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Which of these skills should a manager have to ensure the facility is safe for food service?

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How should outdoor garbage containers be kept to deny pests food and shelter?

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What is a physical link (like a pipe or a hose) between safe water and dirty water called?

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When do garbage containers need to be covered?

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A vacuum breaker is one example of a mechanical device that will prevent backflow. What is another example of a backflow prevention device?

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Which are examples of building utilities?

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What government agency enforces the national standards for water in the U.S.?

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Why should you choose smooth and durable materials for your operation’s ceilings, walls, and floors?

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What skills should a manager have to ensure the facility is safe for food service?

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What is the most critical issue regarding water safety in your operation?

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Pests like rodents and insects can damage food, supplies, and the building. But what is the biggest risk caused by pests?

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What should have these features?

• Leak Proof
• Waterproof
• Pestproof
• Easy to clean

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Good lighting makes cleaning easier and provides a safer environment. Which guideline should be followed regarding the lights in your operation?

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Why do the garbage containers in a women’s restroom need to have a cover?

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What can happen if plumbing is NOT installed and maintained correctly?

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Why is a cross-connection dangerous?

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How should stationary equipment be installed?

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What is a buildup of grease in pipes called?

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To deny pests food and shelter and to avoid contaminating food and surfaces, where should the containers for garbage and recyclables be stored?

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What are some guidelines for handling garbage that will help prevent pests?

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Outdoor garbage containers should be kept covered with tight-fitting lids. How should their drain plugs be kept?

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What should you look for when monitoring the lighting in your operation?

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Why should the inside and outside of garbage containers be cleaned often?

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Which is true about backflow?

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Why are air gaps critical for safe water?

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What is an example of a backflow prevention device with multiple check valves that will seal and protect your building’s clean water supply in case of a backflow?

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What is it called when contaminated water flows backward (reverse) through a cross-connection and into a drinkable water supply?

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How can pests get into your operation?

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Which is an example of a cross-connection?

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What is an air gap?

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What can be installed by a licensed plumber to prevent grease buildup from blocking a drain?

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Which of these threats to your operations drinkable water supply are a risk to food safety?

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Where are the two air gaps in a properly designed sink located?

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What should be done in storage areas to deny pests food?