SOP on house keeping, cleaning and sanitization of general area in Pharmaceutical company

SOP on housekeeping, cleaning, and sanitization of the general area in a Pharmaceutical company.


To lay down a procedure for Good House Keeping, cleaning, and sanitization of the General Area.


This procedure is applicable for cleaning and sanitization of General areas other than the manufacturing area of the Pharmaceutical Company.


Personnel – P & A

Head – P & A


Head – P & A shall be accountable for the compliance with SOP


House Keeping:


Use the door handle to push/pull the door. Do not put your hand on the Glasses.

Do not try to open the door with your shoes.

Ensure that you have closed the door behind you.

If you have to bring the trolley In / Outside, Do not keep the door open for a long time.

Use of Door Mat

Always wipe your shoes before entering the modules.

Ensure that the Door mat is always kept at the entries.

Wet Floor

Avoid walking over the wet floor.

Do not walk over leaked/spilled water.

Do not walk over any spillages.

Use of Wash Basin

Ensure that water is not spilled over while washing your face/hands.

Ensure water is not dripping from your hands when you leave the wash basin.

Ensure that all spitting is flushed away.

Avoid spitting on the Roads / Roadside.

Try to use the nearest wash basin.

Use of Dust Bin

Put all the waste materials in the dustbin.

Do not throw/place the waste near the dust bin.

If the dust bin is getting full, Inform the housekeeper of your area.

Do not throw the waste papers/polythene bags on the Roadside or in the storm drain use the nearest garbage bin.

Powder / Material Spillages

Make sure that Powder /Material is not spilled on the floor.

In case of spillages, wipe it out immediately.

Ensure that vessel/polythene bags are used to carry the Material to avoid leakage.

Ensure that No unwanted/unused materials & Equipment are stacked In/Outside the Modules or your work areas.

Ensure that everything is kept/placed in their identified areas.

The above-described activities shall be done in the presence of the respective area in charge.

General Cleaning and Sanitization:

Table for General Area for Cleaning, Periodicity, and Mode of Cleaning:

Area/Periodicity/Mode of Cleaning

QA, QC, P&A, WH, Production  Roads, Engineering, Utility, etc./Daily or as required/Sweeping.

QA, QC, P&A, WH, Production, Engineering, Utility etc./Daily or as required/Wet mopping of floor using disinfectant solution.
QA, QC, P&A, WH, Engineering, Utility etc./Weekly/Tube lights, Fans & ACs shall be cleaned by electrician only, Ceiling & Walls, Drain traps, Floor Scrubbing.

Toilet/Daily or as required/Dry mopping of walls, doors and window frames and switch plates. Urinals using toilet cleaner.
Toilet/Twice a day/WC (Water closet) wet and dry mopping of floor using disinfectants.
Toilet/Weekly/Cleaning of ceiling, ceiling light, floor scrubbing and drains

The following disinfectants shall be used and rotated weekly:

Disinfectant shall be used by rotating/changing on weekly basis, for preparation of disinfectant Refer to SOP on Disinfectant usage policy.

Cleaning Record:

Cleaning Record of toilets shall be maintained as per the current version of Format No. PAGN016/F01.

Cleaning Record of the general area shall be maintained as per the current version of the Format..

List of Annexure And Formats

House Keeping Cleaning Records – Toilet

House Keeping Cleaning Record – General Area


SOP on Disinfectant usage policy

Reason For Revision

Not applicable.


QA: Quality Assurance

QC:Quality Control


P&A:Personnel and Administration

House Keeping Cleaning Record – Toilets




  • Walls
  • Urinals
  • Door & Window frames,
  • Switch plates
  • WC(Water closet)
  • Floor wet & dry


  • Ceiling
  • Ceiling Lights
  • Floor Scrubbing
  • Drain

House Keeping Cleaning Record – General Area

  • Location:
  • Month:
  • Date:
  • Daily
  • Door and Window Frames
  • Table
  • Switch Plates
  • Floor Dry and Wet
  • Dust Bins
  • Weekly
  • Ceiling and Walls
  • Tube lights
  • Drain traps
  • Exhaust fans
  • Floor scrubbing
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About Pharmaceutical Guidanace

Ms. Abha Maurya is the Author and founder of pharmaceutical guidance, he is a pharmaceutical Professional from India having more than 18 years of rich experience in pharmaceutical field. During his career, he work in quality assurance department with multinational company’s i.e Zydus Cadila Ltd, Unichem Laboratories Ltd, Indoco remedies Ltd, Panacea Biotec Ltd, Nectar life Science Ltd. During his experience, he face may regulatory Audit i.e. USFDA, MHRA, ANVISA, MCC, TGA, EU –GMP, WHO –Geneva, ISO 9001-2008 and many ROW Regularities Audit i.e.Uganda,Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe. He is currently leading a regulatory pharmaceutical company as a head Quality. You can join him by Email, Facebook, Google+, Twitter and YouTube

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