The plan identifies a specific risk factor and provides for simple control measures, which can be integrated daily into the facility’s routine operation. It clearly identifies:
- the problem (risk factor),
- how it will be corrected/controlled (procedure), and
- how success is measured (critical limit).
It also provides for accountability by indicating the how/who/when for measurement:
- what to do if the critical limit is not met (corrective action),
- who will supervise or verify that the plan is properly implemented,
- how staff will be trained, and
- how results are communicated to the health inspector.
If the plan is not successful, it needs to be revised. In this way the PIC can maintain active control over potential risk factors in the facility.
If you have further questions about risk control plans, contact your health inspector.