Sanitation Specialist Training

The primary focus of this class is institutional kitchen cleaning, warewashing,
and housekeeping.

We cover the following topics:

  • Cleaning chemistry/factors affecting cleaning
  • Characteristics of water, soil, substrates
  • Product knowledge/selection parameters/procedures
  • Dispensing equipment/installations/troubleshooting
  • Regulatory/safety/health department requirements
  • Survey selling/sales development
  • Total Test Kit use
  • Route Planning/organization

Sanitation Specialist Class Agenda

Monday Curriculum

9:00 – 10:00 Welcome to U S Chemical! Discussion of the class structure and purpose, meal and transportation policy, and overview of the institutional cleaning product market. Pretest.
10:00 – 11:45 Discussion of the four essential components of cleaning – time, temperature, pressure or friction, and detergent, and the relationship between them.
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 2:00 Discussion of the environmental factors that affect cleaning and product selection – procedures, water quality, equipment, nature of soil, and nature of substrate.
2:00 – 3:00 History of warewashing, introduction of functional component chemistry.
3:00 – 4:30 Discussion of the entire warewash product line. Topics for each product include appropriate use, quality, parameters, and selection criteria.


Tuesday Curriculum

8:30 – 9:30 Discuss Monday Review Sheet, conduct Tuesday AM Quiz.
9:30 – 12:00 Discussion and “hands on” work with the Total Test Kit. Actual tests are performed by each trainee on water and dishware.
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 1:30 Total Test Kit, continued.
1:30 – 2:15 Plant tour – how we produce the products we sell.
2:15 – 4:00 Dispensing equipment for both warewash and specialty products. Use, calibration, wiring requirements, plumbing requirements, and field repair is covered. This is part one of a two-part section.
4:00 – 4:30 A “walk around” show and tell discussion of the features and preventative maintenance/service requirements of the ten dishmachines in our warewash area.


Wednesday Curriculum

8:30 – 9:30 Discuss Tuesday Review Sheet, conduct Wednesday AM Quiz.
9:30 – 10:30 Part two of the dispensing equipment section.
10:30 – 12:00 Correct procedures for use of a 3-tank sink. Pot and pan detergents and sanitizers use, measurement, and testing to meet legal requirements. (Continued after lunch.)
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45 – 2:00 Sanitizers, continued.
2:00 – 3:30 Discussion of all remaining non-service products (degreasers, general purpose cleaners, etc.) including selection criteria, correct use, performance expectations, and selling keys.
3:30 – 4:30 Discussion of survey selling, review of Wyndham Garden Hotel survey video.


Thursday Curriculum

8:30 – 9:30 Discuss Wednesday Review Sheet. Conduct Thursday AM Quiz.
9:30 – 12:00 This section is dedicated to a discussion of our laptop survey programs, basic sales, the use of service reports, route/prospect books, marketing tools, answering objections, and use of our AV Library for in-service presentations and personal improvement. The final discussion is on Regulatory and Safety issues, including Material Safety Data Sheets, labels, personal protective equipment, and lockout/tagout requirements
12:00 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45- 2:00 Equipment installations on selected dishmachines with our Complete Warewash (CWW-3) System.
2:00 – 3:30 Equipment installation on selected dishmachines with our Freedom F-2 System.
3:30 – 4:30 Warewash “Jeopardy”. A tradition at U S Chemical, with a selection of prizes for the big winner.


Friday Curriculum

8:00 – 9:00 Discuss Thursday Review Sheet. Conduct Friday AM Quiz.
9:00 – 10:00 Equipment installations on selected dishmachines with our Independence System.
10:00 – 11:15 Three part final exam, as follows:

  • Workstation Test – Each person is given an opportunity to answer one or more field related questions at each of ten stations that require the use of Total Test Kit or other measuring/testing devices covered in the class.
  • Safety/Regulatory Test – A specific review of the discussion on Material Safety Data Sheets, labels, personal protective equipment, and lockout/tagout.
  • Final Exam – this covers all topics taught throughout the week.
11:15 – 11::45 Lunch
11:45 – Completion Corrected final exams are reviewed. “Best In Class” award is given to the top performer for the week. The “Take Time” video is shown.

With our best wishes for their success, class is dismissed!

All flights must depart after 3:00 PM from Milwaukee’s Mitchell Field.