Grain bins are locked and proper confined space signage is present
Access ladders are locked if they are not in use.
Grain has been cleaned up around receiving outs, bin doors, conveyors. No spoiled grain is present.
Rodent traps are present and in working condition. No sign of dead rodents, birds, or insects in drain or bins.
Scales are cleaned and no debris is accumulating under platforms.
Inventory records are retained and up to date, including count sheets, measurements, commodity, and inventory schematic
Physical calculations are verified as accurate. Compare with system for variation. Justification of variance or quality issues. Has variance changed from last month?
Verify bin status. Full, bottoms, cleaned, commodity matches inventory.
Observe - smell test the operations of the aeration fans.
Check temperature cable records/program (where applicable) for proper storage temperature, ie: no hot spots.
Check out turns for downgrades, ccfm, moisture, vom, etc. Ticket comparison report.
Review documentation and make a visual assessment
All employees who work the scale house have completed grain grading training.
Probing of loads and sample retention:
Inbound loads - samples are retained until the load is accepted.
Outbound loads - samples are retained until out-turns are verified, samples are labeled with ticket number, and are stored chronologically (date range).
Scale logs - all pertinent information is recorded (ticket number, commodity, grade, weights, etc).
Aeration logs - all pertinent information is recorded.
Heat cable logs - all pertinent information is recorded.
Bin history records - all pertinent information is recorded.
Dryer logs - all pertinent information is recorded.
Maintenance logs - all pertinent information is recorded.