SOP for Safe Unloading of Chemicals, Furnace Oil and High-speed Diesel from Vehicle : Pharmaceutical Guidelines

SOP for Safe Unloading of Chemicals, Furnace Oil and High-speed Diesel from Vehicle

Standard operating procedure to safely unload the chemicals, furnace oil and high-speed diesel from ve.hicle inside the factory premises


      To lay down procedure for safe unloading of chemicals, furnace oil and high-speed diesel from vehicle inside the factory premises.

2.0 SCOPE:

      This SOP shall be applicable for all chemicals like solvents, acids, alkalies, furnace oil, high speed diesel etc. in all types of containers, drums, carboys, etc.


      User Department, Warehouse and Security


      Head of Department


5.1 Security shall ensure that
5.1.1 Vehicle personnel shall not carry any matchbox/ lighters.
5.1.2 Secure the vehicle by placing stable wages (wheel chokes) to prevent movement of tanker / vehicle during unloading.
5.2 The Receiving department will ensure the following
5.2.1 Ensure that warning labels are available indicating symbol of hazard and flammability on drums; carboys if it is not available ensure that the label is affixed on the drum or carboys after verification.
5.2.2 While unloading furnace oil and high speed diesel tankers, static bonding shall be provided from the tanker to the storage tank or alternatively flexible hose shall be used for unloading.
5.2.3 Drums / barrels shall be unloaded from the vehicles onto the unloading platform by using the drum lifter provided for the purpose. Under no circumstances drums shall be dropped or rolled on the ground or on any other material.
5.2.4 Carboys shall not be dropped or allowed to strike against each other and shall be unloaded on the pallet.
5.2.5 Personal protective equipments like safety goggles, hand gloves, PVC aprons and safety shoes shall be used wherever there is likelihood of exposure to the chemical.


6.1 SOP : Standard Operating Procedure

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