Cleaning of SS Trolleys, Pallets and Racks

Cleaning of  SS Trolleys, Pallets and Racks

Objective: To lay down a procedure for cleaning SS Trolleys, Pallets, and Racks

Scope: This SOP is applicable for cleaning SS Trolleys, Pallets, and Racks in the Raw Material Store/packing material/finished goods at the formulation plant.

Responsibility

Store personnel shall be responsible for following the procedure mentioned in this SOP.

Store in charge shall be responsible for implementation of the procedure mentioned in this SOP.

 Accountability

Store in charge & Head QA shall be accountable for the implementation of this SOP.

Abbreviations and Definitions

SOP: Standard Operating Procedure; a document where step-by-step instructions are cited to serve as support for methods or manners of fulfilling a function or functions reliably and consistently.

QA: Quality Assurance

SS: Stainless Steel

IPA:  Isopropyl alcohol

Procedure.

Cleaning of SS Trolleys

Transfer the SS trolley to the washing area for cleaning.

Clean the SS trolleys with running purified water till visually clean.

Remove the loosely adhered dust and powder from the trolleys using a lint-free cloth/duster.

Finally, rinse the trolley using a sufficient quantity of purified water.

Clean the wheels using a wet cloth/duster.

Wipe the trolley dry using a dry lint-free cloth.

Ensure the cleanliness and dryness of the trolley.

The frequency of cleaning the SS Trolleys shall be weekly or when required.

 Cleaning of Pallets

Remove dirty pallets from the rack with a hydraulic stacker and transfer them to the floor.

Transfer the pallets to the washing area for cleaning.

Remove the dust and powder if any from the pallets using lint dry lint-free cloth/duster.

In case of any stain, clean the pallets with a wet mop with 70% IPA.

Clean the pallet with running purified water till visually clean.

Dry the pallet with clean dry lint-free cloth/ duster.

Ensure the cleanliness and dryness of pallets.

Re-arrange the pallets in the respective racks.

The frequency of cleaning the pallet shall be weekly or when required.

Cleaning of Racks

Make sure that the racks are empty.

Remove the dust and powder if any from the rack using dry lint-free cloth/duster followed by wet lint-free cloth/duster soaked with disinfectant solution.

Wipe the rack dry using a clean dry lint-free cloth.

Ensure the cleanliness and dryness of racks.

The frequency of cleaning the racks shall be weekly or when required.

Forms and Records

Not Applicable

Distribution

Master copy –           Quality Assurance

Controlled copies –           Quality Assurance,

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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