Operational Qualification (OQ) Protocol & Report Format In Pharmaceuticals.

Operational Qualification (OQ) In Pharmaceuticals.

Systems and equipment should operate correctly and their operation should be verified in accordance with an operational qualification protocol.
Critical operating parameters should be identified. Studies on the critical variables should include conditions encompassing upper and lower operating limits and circumstances (also referred to as “worst case conditions”).

Operational qualification should include verification of operation of all system elements, parts, services, controls, gauges and other components. There should be documented records for the verification of operation
(operational qualification report) to indicate the satisfactory operation.Standard operating procedures for the operation should be finalised and approved.
Training of operators for the systems and equipment should be provided, and training records maintained.
Systems and equipment should be released for routine use after completion of operational qualification, provided that all calibration, cleaning, maintenance, training and related tests and results were found to be acceptable.

Format for Operational Qualification Protocol

Validation Protocol_______ Operational Qualification _______ Page_____ Of_____

Title:__________________ Name and address of site :_________________________

Validation Protocol :_____________________ OQ Protocol Number_______________

Title:________________________________________________

Protocol Written By:_____________________________

Protocol Approved By:_______________ Date:_______

QA Approval :______________ Date:_____________

Objective:-

To ensure that the (System/Equipment) operates according to specifications and to record all relevant information and data to demonstrate that the (System/Equipment) functions as expected.

Scope:-

To perform after installation, Modification or Relocation after the Installation qualification has been completed.

Responsibility:-

Person responsible for operating the system/equipment will perform the qualification and record the information.

The supervisor will supervise the study, verify the completion of the records, write the deviation report and the Operational Qualification (OQ) Report.

Quality Assurance will review and approve the OQ protocol and Report.

A. Materials, Equipment, Documents

List of calibration equipment required (Chart 1).

Materials or supplies needed to perform the Operational Qualification

1 ______________________________ Code # __________
2 ______________________________ Code # __________
3 ______________________________ Code # __________
4 ____________________________________________________________ Code # __________
5 ____________________________________________________________ Code # __________
6 ____________________________________________________________ Code # __________

SOPs and datasheets for normal operations of the system under test (Chart 2). Training records documenting that operators have been trained (Chart 2).

Manuals for equipment (Chart 2).

Procedure:-

Test and record calibration data for calibrating apparatus and instruments (Chart 1).

Test and record operative condition of control points and alarms (Chart 3).

Test and record outputs (Chart 4).

List of calibration requirements for the system under test and records of the calibration of the system (Chart 5).

Measure and record the results of specific challenge to the system in normal and worst case situation where appropriate (Chart 6).

Record any deviations to the procedures performed.

Prepare a Deviation Report including the justification of acceptance and impact on the operation.

Prepare an Operational Qualification Report. This should include date study initiated; date completed; observations made; problems encountered; completeness of information collected; summary of deviation report; results of control/alarm tests; sample data if appropriate; location of original data; other information relevant to the study; and conclusions on the validity of the equipment/system operations.
Submit QA for review and approval.

Preparation:-

Chart 1: Calibrating apparatus and instruments.

Apparatus/Instrument Calibration method Calibration date
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Performed by: _____________________________________________ Date ____________
Deviations: ____________________________________________________________________
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Verified by: ________________________________________________ Date ____________

Preparation:-

Chart 2: Document check

SOP Title and number File location QA/QC approval date
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Training Records:-

Course on SOP # Staff name Date
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_________________________ _________________________________________ ______________

Equipment Make and Model Manual Available
______________________________________________________________ Y [ ] N [ ]
______________________________________________________________ Y [ ] N [ ]
______________________________________________________________ Y [ ] N [ ]

Performed by: _______________________________________________________ Date ____________
Deviations: ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Verified by: ___________________________________________________________ Date ____________

Results:-

Chart 3: Control points and alarms.

Control Point/Alarm Results Date
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Performed by: _____________________________________________ Date ____________
Deviations: ________________________________________________________________________
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Verified by: ________________________________________________ Date ____________

Results:-

Chart 4: Outputs

Outputs Results Date
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Performed by: _____________________________________________ Date ____________

Deviations: _________________________________________________________________________
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Verified by: ________________________________________________ Date ____________

Chart 5: Calibration of Equipment/System

Calibration SOP Result Date
(short title and #)
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Performed by: _____________________________________________ Date ____________
Deviations: _______________________________________________________________________
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Verified by: ________________________________________________ Date ____________

Chart 6: Specific challenge of the equipment or system

Test in normal conditions:

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Test of worst case situation:
(e.g. start-up after shutdown, temperature recovery time, centrifuge imbalance)

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Performed by: _____________________________________________ Date ____________
Deviations: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Verified by: ________________________________________________ Date ____________

Deviation Report:-

Deviations:- ________________________________________________________________________________________
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Justification For Acceptance :- ________________________________________________________________________________________
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Impact On Operation:-

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Report Written By :___________________________________ Date: ________________________

Operational Qualification Report :-

Results:- ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Conclusions:-

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Report written by:- ____________________________ Date:- _______________________________

QA Approved By :- ____________________________ Date:- ________________________________

Reference :-

WHO – Quality Assurance Pharma Vol2.

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