SOP for Bacteriological Incubator in Pharma : Pharmaceutical Guidelines

SOP for Bacteriological Incubator in Pharma

Standard operating procedure of bacteriological incubator used to incubates the petridishes for bacterial growth.

1.0 OBJECTIVE

To lay down the procedure for cleaning and operation of Bacteriological Incubator.

2.0 SCOPE

This SOP shall be applicable to Quality Control Dept.

3.0 RESPONSIBILITY

Microbiologist

4.0 ACCOUNTABILITY

Head Quality Control Department.

5.0 PROCEDURE

5.1 General Cleaning 

5.1.1 Clean the equipment with a cloth dipped in a disinfectant solution.
5.1.2 Frequency: Once a week.
5.1.3 Record the cleaning.

5.2 Precautions

5.2.1 Check the calibration status of the temperature indicator cum controller.

5.3 Temperature Setting

5.3.1 To set the temperature press SET switch and set the appropriate temperature by rotating the setting knob.
5.3.2 Ensure that the knob is not disturbed and the temperature setting is not changed till the incubation period is over.

5.4 Operation

5.4.1 Insert plug into the main electric supply.
5.4.2 Switch on the main electric supply.
5.4.3 The display will show the ambient temperature.
5.3.4 Open the main door of Bacteriological Incubator with the help of handle provided.
5.4.5 Open the Acrylic door of Bacteriological Incubator with the help of handle provided.
5.4.6 Place the articles, which are to be incubated at the desired temperature.
5.4.7 Close the Acrylic door of Bacteriological Incubator.
5.4.8 Close the main door of Bacteriological Incubator with the help of handle provided.
5.4.9 To take out the articles open the main door and then Acrylic door. Take out the articles and again close both the doors.
5.4.10 Keep a calibrated thermometer in the incubator and check the temperature every day, with the inner glass door closed.
5.4.11 Monitor and record the temperature.
5.4.12 Maintain a record of the materials incubated and the period of incubation.

6.0 ABBREVIATIONS

6.1 SOP: Standard Operating Procedure
6.2 QC: Quality Control

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