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SOP for Cleaning of Dispensing Utensils


Standard operating procedure to clean the dispensing utensils used in dispensing of Raw Materials.


1.0  OBJECTIVE:

       To lay down a procedure for cleaning of dispensing utensils.

2.0  SCOPE:

       This SOP shall be applicable for cleaning of dispensing utensils at Stores Department.

3.0  RESPONSIBILITY:

       Stores Assistant

4.0  ACCOUNTABILITY:

       Head of Department

5.0  PROCEDURE:

5.1  After completion of dispensing activity, collect used dispensing utensils (Scoops, Spoons and Spatula) in a container duly labeled “To be cleaned" and transfer to the respective washing area.
5.2  Wash the scoops/spoons with Potable water and Teepol solution.
5.3  Finally rinse scoop/spoons with purified water.
5.4  Sanitize the scoops/spoons by moping with dry lint free cloth damped with 70% IPA solution and Allow to dry it.
5.5  After drying, keep the scoops/spoons in a polythene bag and tied with nylon thread and affixed the status label "Cleaned" on utensils indicating date of cleaning and sign it.
5.6  Keep the “Cleaned” scoop/ spoons in the separate stainless steel container and transfer above container to dedicated area.
5.7  Record it in “Dispensing Log Book”.

6.0  ABBREVIATIONS:

6.1  SOP – Standard operating procedure
6.2  IPA – Iso propyl alcohol
6.3  SS – Stainless steel

Ankur Choudhary is India's first professional pharmaceutical blogger, author and founder of Pharmaceutical Guidelines, a widely-read pharmaceutical blog since 2008. Sign-up for the free email updates for your daily dose of pharmaceutical tips. Email: .moc.enilediugamrahp@ofni



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