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SOP for Vacuum Cleaner


Standard operating procedure of Vacuum Cleaner used for cleaning the machines.

1.0  OBJECTIVE:

       To lay down a procedure for operating and cleaning of Vacuum Cleaner.

2.0  SCOPE:

       This SOP shall be applicable for operation and cleaning of Vacuum Cleaner in production area.

3.0  RESPONSIBILITY:

3.1  Execution              : Operator
3.2  Checking               : Production Pharmacist & Above

4.0  ACCOUNTABILITY:

       HOD-Production / Assigned Designee

5.0  PROCEDURE:

5.1  OPERATING

5.1.1  Connect the top with power supply and put "ON" the switch. Use flexible hosepipe along with accessories as per requirement to collect the dust from respective area for Batch to Batch cleaning. Switch "OFF" the vacuum cleaner after use. Use dedicated vacuum cleaner for respective area.

5.2  CLEANING PROCEDURE OF VACUUM CLEANER FREQUENCY:

At the end of the day or whenever required.
5.2.1  Transfer the vacuum cleaner and accessories to the respective wash area having status label 'To be cleaned'.

5.2.2  HOSE PIPE CLEANING

5.2.2.1  Detach hose pipe from vacuum cleaner and socking probe. Flush the inner & outer surface of the hose pipe with potable water.
5.2.2.2  Drain the water & allow it to dry.
5.2.2.3  Wipe the outer surface with clean dry lint free cloth.
5.2.2.4  Cover the hose pipe with polythene cover.

5.2.3  BODY CLEANING

5.2.3.1  Remove the filter bag and tap it in a polythene bag to remove dust.
5.2.3.2  If dust remains in filter bag, use disposable nylon scrubber to remove the dust from filter bag.
5.2.3.3  Collect the dust in waste bin. Wash the filter bag with potable water. Allow the filter bag to dry.
5.2.3.4  Wipe the collection tank with cleaned dry lint free cloth.
5.2.3.5  Fit the clean dry filter bag and hose pipe to the vacuum cleaner.
5.2.3.6  Cover the end of hose pipe with polythene bags.
5.3  Affix the status label 'Cleaned' with signature & date.
5.4  Transfer the cleaned vacuum cleaner to respective area.

Related: SOP for Cleaning of Vacuum Cleaner

6.0  ABBREVIATIONS:

6.1  SOP: Standard Operating Procedure
6.2  Q.A.: Quality Assurance
6.3  HOD: Head of The Department
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.
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