SOP on Cleaning of Dispensing Tools

SOP on Cleaning of Dispensing Tools

 

 

Objective : To describe cleaning procedure for  Dispensing Tools

 

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 store assistant to clean the equipment.

2. Store Incharge to ensure that procedure is followed.

 

Materials & Equipment :

1.      Cleaning agent: Teepol or liquid soap.

2.      Nylon brush / lint free cloth

3.      Plastic  / SS tub

 

Procedure

 

(1)   For dispensing of every drug substance use clean dispensing tools (i.e. Scoop, Spatula, Spoon etc.).

(2)   After completing the dispensing operations, keep all used dispensing tools in a plastic tub and carry them to equipment washing area for cleaning.

(3)   Remove any visible material from the surfaces of dispensing tools with the help of tap water and drain the washings.(Note: To remove any sticky substance, dispensing tools should be  first rinsed with hot water & use nylon brush if required to remove sticky material).

(4)   Prepare Teepol solution (10ml à 10 liters water) or liquid-soap solution (50gm à 5 liters water) and clean the surfaces of dispensing tools with the help of moist cloth.

(5)   Wash the dispensing tools under running tap water and drain the washings.

(6)   Rinse the dispensing equipment with purified water and drain the washings.(Note: Visibly check for presence of any sticky residual material on all clean dispensing equipment. If found any residual material is found, repeat the steps nos. 3 to 5).

(7)   Allow clean equipment to dry in air or dry with a clean lint free cloth.

(8)   Wrap all the clean dispensing equipment in polythene bags and keep in the area earmarked for clean dispensing equipment in approved raw material store.

    

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