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Cleaning of Factory Footwear

Cleaning of Factory Footwear


To lay down a procedure for Cleaning of Factory Footwear.


This Standard Operating Procedure is applicable for cleaning of factory footwear in the formulation plant.


Housekeeping personnel is responsible to follow the procedure mentioned in SOP.

HR Department is responsible for implementation of the procedure mentioned in SOP.


Head HR and QA shall be accountable for compliance of this SOP.

Abbreviations and Definitions

  • SOP                                        :        Standard Operating Procedure
  • QA                                         :        Quality Assurance
  • GMP                                      :        Good Manufacturing Practices



  • One personnel from the House keeping is deputed for cleaning the factory footwear weekly or whenever required.
  • Collect all the factory footwear from the respective departments.
  • All the footwear shall be collected in polybag and affix the status label “to be cleaned”.
  • Check for any visual damage.
  • Remove and replace damaged footwear.
  • Brought all dirty footwear to the designated area.
  • The washer man makes a count of the dirty factory footwear.
  • The count shall be counter checked by the designated person from Housekeeping department.
  • Fix each slipper of one pair into the other slipper to prevent the mix up of different size of slipper.
  • Fill a plastic tub with approximate 10 liters. of water and mix 20 ml of liquid soap in it.
  • Take one pair of the slippers, separate them and put the same into the same tub.
  • Scrub the slippers thoroughly using a nylon brush in the same soap solution to remove dirt particles if any.
  • Fill another plastic tub with potable water.
  • After scrubbing remove the pair from the soap solution and put into the potable water.
  • Remove the same from the potable water tub and again wash under the tap to remove the traces of detergent.
  • Jerk down the excess water from the slippers and fix them into each other and place them in a clean dry Plastic tub.
  • Rinse the cleaned footwear using dilute disinfectant solution.( 2.5 % Dettol /Savlon)
  • Wipe the footwear using dry lint free cloth and allow to dry for at least half an hour in the clean dry Plastic tub.
  • All the clean and dry footwear shall be collected in polybag and affix the status label “Cleaned”
  • The polybag containing clean footwear is then taken into the changing rooms of the respective section. And the slippers are then kept in the sleeper rack provided under the cross over benches.

Forms and Records (Annexures)

  • Cleaning Record of Factory Footwear                            –                    Annexure – I


  • Master copy           –       Documentation Cell (QA)
  • Controlled copies –        Quality Assurance, Production, Quality Control, Store


Date Revision Number Reason for Revision
Periodic revision to make it more comprehensive


Cleaning Record of Factory Footwear       

Date Area Number of footwear Cleaned By Checked By Remarks


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