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SOP for Footwear Cleaning in Pharmaceutical

1.0 Objective: To lay down a procedure for footwear Cleaning.
2.0 Scope: The procedure is applicable to the cleaning of footwear used in the production department.
3.0 Responsibility:
Housekeeping personnel
Officer, Executive – Production Department
Manager – Production Department

4.0 Procedure:
The frequency of cleaning shoes is once a week
4.1 Collect all the footwear from the male and female change room areas in a polythene bag and labeled as “TO BE CLEANED” every week.
4.2 Transfer all the footwear to the washing room.
4.3 Soak all the shoes in 1% v/v teepol solution for 1 hour in a plastic bin.
4.4 Scrub the footwear from the inside and outer surface with a nylon scrubber.
4.5 Drain the teepol solution.
4.6 Flush all the footwear with purified water till all the soap traces are washed away.
4.7 Allow the water to drain and wipe out the residual water with a dry duster.
4.8 Transfer the shoes into the respective change rooms.
4.9 Allow the footwear to dry in the change room.
4.10 Collect the dried footwear in polythene bags for distribution.
4.11 Record the cleaning as per Annexure –I.
Note: During product change over (Type B) cleaning, clean the footwear of the persons working in the respective area as per points 4.4, 4.6 & 4.7 in the respective wash area.

5.0 Abbreviations:
QA: Quality Assurance
SOP: Standard Operating Procedure.
V/V: Volume/Volume
6.0 Annexure:
Annexure-I: Footwear Cleaning Record.

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