SOP on Cleaning of Capsules / Tablets Counter

SOP on Cleaning of Capsules / Tablets Counter



Objective : To describe cleaning procedure for capsules / tablets counter.


Scope : To ensure that the equipment is clean and free from any starting materials of previous batch or product residues.


Responsibility : 1.It  is the responsibility of operating staff to clean the equipment.

2. Production Chemist to ensure that procedure is followed.


Materials & Equipment :


1.      Cleaning agent: Teepol or liquid soap.

2.      Mops / brush / lint free cloth




(1)    Place the Capsules/Tablets counter in a plastic tub and add 5 liters of boiled tap water.

(2)    Remove any visible material from surfaces of the counter with the help of a brush or scrubber and drain the water.

(3)    Prepare a Teepol solution (10ml à 10 liters water) or liquid-soap (50gm à 5 liters water) and clean the surfaces of the counter by mopping.

(4)    Wash the counter with running tap water for 5 minutes.

(5)    Wash the counter with 5 liters of purified water.

(6)    Finally rinse with previously boiled purified water.

(7)    Let the equipment dry in air or dry with a clean lint free cloth.

(8)    Keep the counter in the cupboard earmark for clean equipment.






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