27 January 2003
Loading Docks. Provide loading docks for all facilities to
accommodate deliveries made by trucks. Standard dimensions and layout for
loading docks are shown on figure 6-31. Loading platform heights must be
confirmed for each project to assure the platform is set at the height closest to
the majority of trucks servicing the facility. Dock levelers may be provided to
accommodate varying truck platform heights. Facilities having multiple berths
may use a dock leveler at one berth to service odd sized delivery vehicles.
Loading dock area requirements must be as indicated in figure 6-31. In most
cases, the loading dock will be open-air. In locations with extreme weather
conditions, the loading dock may need to be enclosed. In this case, each loading
berth would be equipped with a rolling door and a weather seal. The number of
loading berths for each facility size must be as specified in Table 5-1. For larger
facilities, refer to local command. All loading docks must have a ramp
connecting the dock with the vehicular area to facilitate the use of handcarts.
Table 5-1 Loading Berths Per Facility Size
40 TO 250
651 TO 1000
1000 TO 2200
ADMINISTRATION AREAS. Administration areas include offices
for government and contract staff, toilets and locker rooms.
Offices. All food service offices must be adjacent to, or readily
accessible to, each other. The food service support office (or the food service
officer's office in smaller facilities) must be adjacent to and have a view of the
kitchen. If possible it should also overlook the service entrance to the kitchen
area. The civilian contractor's office should be adjacent to or readily accessible
to the serving area and have a view of the service and dining area. The number
of workstations and the location for safes, computer stations, and public address
equipment must be as indicated in parentheses.