1.0 Aim: To lay down the standard operating procedures for cleaning the Quality Control Department in Pharmaceutical.
2.1 Housekeeping Personnel:
2.1.1 To clean the QC department.
2.2. Housekeeping supervisor:
2.2.1 To prepare a disinfectant solution for cleaning purposes and maintain its preparation record.
2.2.2 To train the housekeeping personnel for the cleaning process in QC departments.
2.3 Laboratory technician to Jr.Officer:
T2.3.1 o supervise the cleaning activities performed by housekeeping personnel.
2.4 Officer to Asst. manager QC:
2.4.1 To check and ensure effective cleaning of the respective areas.
2.5 Head QC/Designee:
2.5.1 To ensure the effectiveness and adequacy of the procedure implementation throughout the department.
3.0 Procedure for cleaning in Quality control:
3.1 Use Dettol and savlon as a disinfectant on alternative days for cleaning floors.
3.2 Use a 2.5%v/v disinfectant solution for cleaning on a rotation basis.
3.3 The housekeeping supervisor shall prepare a disinfectant solution and maintain a record for preparation.
3.4 Use Dettol/Savlon as a disinfectant for sanitization purposes.
3.5 Clean the reagent bottles and racks carefully.
3.6 Switch off all electrical points.
3.7 Do not use a wet cloth for cleaning light fixtures and electrical switches.
3.8 Use PPE like hand gloves, goggles, and nose masks As per requirement.
Related: SOP on Cleaning and sanitization in pharmaceutical
3.1 Floor cleaning:
3.1.1 For cleaning the floor, use a dry mop or nylon groom.
3.1.2 before wet mopping, display the safety caution board on the respective area.
3.1.3 Mop the area with a disinfectant solution.
3.1.4 Discard the remaining disinfectant solution in the sink and clean the sink with running tap water.
3.2 Cleaning of Doors, windows, and glass panels:
3.2.1 Clean the window glass, doors, and frame with a clean, dry cloth.
3.2.2 Spray the colin on the windows, frames, and door and wipe it off with a dry cloth.
3.3 Cleaning of Ceiling, air grills, and walls:
3.3.1 Arrange the necessary equipment like a long stick, ladder duster, and dry mop.
3.3.2 Clean the wall surface and ceiling using a dry cloth and dry mop.
3.3.3 Clean the outer surface of air grills by using a wet cloth and then a dry cloth.
3.4 Cleaning of Sink, waste bins, and working bench:
3.4.1 Clean the sink with soap solution using a nylon brush and finally clean with water.
3.4.2 Clean waste bin with water.
3.4.3 Remove the sticky material, if any, with a nylon scrubber.
3.4.4 Clean the working bench with wet clothes and finally with a dry cloth.
3.5 Light fixture and electric switches:
3.5.1 Switch off the main and related electrical connections.
3.5.2 Clean the outer surface of switches and tube light cover with a dry duster only.
3.6 Removing stains:
3.6.1 Clean the stained portion by rubbing it with scotch brite.
3.6.2 Finally, clean the area with a dry cloth.
3.7 Drain point cleaning:
3.7.1 Open-drain cover and remove S.S. cup from the drain pot.
3.7.2 Remove the waste material, collect it in a poly bag, and transfer it to the waste bin.
3.7.3 Clean the S.S. cup with process water and flush the drain with a sufficient quantity of process water.
SOP: Standard Operating Procedure
QC: Quality control
SS: Stainless steel
PPE: Personal protective equipment