SOP Sterile Garment Cabinet operation, cleaning and maintenance

SOP Sterile Garment Cabinet

  • Objective

To lay down the procedure for the routine operation, cleaning and maintenance of the Sterile Garment Cabinet (SGC).

  •  Scope

This SOP is applicable operation cleaning and maintenance of the Sterile Garment Cabinet present in Microbiology Laboratory of (Pharmaceutical Company Name).

  • Responsibility
    • Chemist or above of QC laboratory.
    • Head – Microbiology Section.
  • Accountability
    • Head – Quality Control.
  • Abbreviations and Definitions

SOP                             : Standard operating procedure

No.                              : Number

QC                              : Quality Control

QA                              : Quality Assurance

SGC                            : Sterile Garment Cabinet

  • Procedure
    • Operation:
      • Plug the cord of the SGC to the MAINS.
      • Switch ON the MAINS.
      • The following buttons are present on the front panel of all the CRP’S SGC.
  • Press the UNIDIRECTIONAL FLOW ON button for Blower to turn ON.
  • Press the FLUORESCENT LIGHT ON button for light to turn ON.
  • Leave the LAF ON for some time and then hang the sterile garments inside the SGC using a sterile hanger.
  • After closing the door switch ‘ON’ the GERMICIDAL LIGHT and leave it in ON condition.
  • Switch ‘OFF’ the GERMICIDAL LIGHT before opening the door.
  • Take the garments and then close the door and again switch on the GERMICIDAL LIGHT.
  • Cleaning:
    • Clean the inner walls, grill and hangers of SGC before and after placing any sterile garments with the help of a lint free cloth soaked in disinfectant solution.
  • Maintenance:
    • Clean the inner and outer surface of SGC with the help of a lint free cloth soaked in disinfectant solution.
    • Once in a month check the intensity of UV lamp by using LUX meter.
    • Replace UV lamp of the SGC after 2000 hrs. of burning.
  • Forms and Records (Annexures)
    • Not applicable
  • Distribution
    • Master copy       –        Quality Assurance
    • Controlled copies  –       Quality Assurance, Production, Quality Control, Stores, Engineering and Human Resource
  • History:
Date Revision Number
Reason for Revision
00   NEW SOP

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