SOP for Vacuum Cleaner : Pharmaceutical Guidelines

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 the 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 a 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 the status label 'To be cleaned'.

5.2.2 HOSE PIPE CLEANING

5.2.2.1 Detach hose pipe from the vacuum cleaner and socking probe. Flush the inner & outer surface of the hosepipe with potable water.
5.2.2.2 Drain the water & allow it to dry.
5.2.2.3 Wipe the outer surface with a 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 the filter bag, use a disposable nylon scrubber to remove the dust from filter bag.
5.2.3.3 Collect the dust in the waste bin. Wash the filter bag with potable water. Allow the filter bag to dry.
5.2.3.4 Wipe the collection tank with a cleaned dry lint-free cloth.
5.2.3.5 Fit the clean dry filter bag and a hosepipe 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 the 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





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