SOP For Cleaning of Carton Weighing Balance

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  1. OBJECTIVE: 

The purpose of this SOP is to provide procedure for cleaning & effective removal of previous product / batch residue from carton weighing balance.

  1. SCOPE:

This SOP is applicable for cleaning of carton weighing balance at manufacturing facility of XXX.    

  1. RESPONSIBILITY:  
  1. Officer/ Executive shall be responsible for the effective removal of previous product / batch residue from carton weighing balance as per procedure.
  2. Head of packing department shall be responsible for the effective implementation of the procedure.
  3. PROCEDURE:
  4. HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT :
    1. Put ‘OFF ‘the electricity supply before starting the cleaning.
    2. Do not use any corrosion causing agent to clean the balance.
  5. PRODUCT TO PRODUCT AND BATCH TO BATCH CLEANING:
  1. Put ‘OFF’ the mains of carton weighing balance.
  2. Remove the ‘USE FOR’ label from the machine and affix ‘TO BE CLEANED’ label. 
  3. Ensure that the balance is totally free from packing material of previous product /     batch.
  4. Clean the platform, indicator, balance stand, cable with dry clean lint free duster as shown in below diagram.
  1. Clean the area below the carton weighing balance with dry clean lint free duster as shown in below diagram.
  1. Clean the area below the platform of carton weighing balance with dry clean lint free     duster as shown in below diagram.
  1. Remove ‘TO BE CLEANED’ label and affix ‘CLEANED’ label duly filled with equipment code number, previous product, SOP No., cleaned by, signature, date and the cleaning due date on “ CLEANED VALID UP TO ”  as per SOP. 
  2. Record the observation of the cleaning in area and equipment usage and cleaning log. 

               NOTE:

  1. If the cleaned equipment is not used within 48 hour after cleaning or if there are any traces of dust or powder settled on the outsides surface , then it should be wiped with Wet lint free duster followed by clean dry lint free duster.
  2. If the cleaned equipment is not used after cleaning within 72 hours then Re clean the equipment before use. 
  3. TRAINING: 

Trainer : Head – Packaging Department 

Trainees :  Packaging Department 

  1. DISTRIBUTION: 

Controlled Copy No.1 :  Head of Department – Quality Assurance

Controlled Copy No.2 :  Head of Department – Packaging 

Original Copy :  Head – Quality Assurance 

  1. ANNEXURES :

 Nil

  1. REFERENCES :

Nil

  1. REVISION HISTORY: 

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