SOP for Cleaning of Microscope in Pharma : Pharmaceutical Guidelines

SOP for Cleaning of Microscope in Pharma

Standard operating procedure to clean the microscope used in microbial analysis.

1.0 OBJECTIVE

To lay down the procedure for cleaning of microscope & its accessories.

2.0 SCOPE

This procedure is applicable to clean the microscope, installed in QC department.

3.0 RESPONSIBILITY

3.1 Doing: Technical Assistant
3.2 Checking: Executive /Manager

4.0 ACCOUNTABILITY

Head of the Department

5.0 PROCEDURE

5.1 Before operating the microscope clean optical surface with lint – free cloth.
5.2 Clean the lenses with tissue papers or a cotton swab moistened with methanol.
Note: Care should be taken that only required methanol should be used, it should not much in quantity that it remain on lenses which damage the interior surface by loosening cement of it.
5.3 Clean the magnification objectives with a cloth or tissue paper, wrapped around finger & moistened with methanol.
5.4 Clean the surface of small concave front lens with a toothpick covered with cotton tip or with a small cotton swab, moistened with methanol.
5.5 Maintain the cleaning records in log book.
5.6 Frequency : Before and after use.

6.0 ABBREVIATIONS

Nil





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