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SOP for Preventive Maintenance of Laboratory Instrument

Objective
This SOP describes the procedure for Preventive Maintenance of all Lab Instruments

Scope
This procedure is applicable to the Quality Control Department of XYZ Pharma Company.

Responsibility
QC Chemist.

Accountability
QC Manager

Procedure

General cleaning:
  • Before starting the cleaning, it should be ensured that the power supply to the instrument is switched ‘OFF’.
  • Clean the instrument with a clean dry cloth every day or before use.
  • Read Instrument Operation SOP before running or using.
  • Read all instructions and Do’s and Don’t’s.


Performance Verification:
  • Check whether the instrument is running smoothly and not making any adverse noises?
  • Check Whether the instrument is performing well and giving analysis results within the prescribed limit?

Log Book Entry
  • Check the previous logbook entry and ensure that the last time instrument gave accurate results.
  • Enter the time running details in the logbook.

Precaution
  • All precautions have to be taken regarding electric connections.
  • Check the atmospheric condition by Hygrometer and maintain the conditions.
  • Check the running noise of the instrument if it differs from routine, then inform the maintenance department immediately.
  • All activities have to be submitted to QC Manager after every test performed on the instrument.

Frequency
After each maintenance

Abbreviations
SOP : Standard Operating Procedure
QA : Quality Assurance

Annexure
Nil

Revision History
Nil

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