Cleaning of Vacuum Cleaner

Cleaning of  Vacuum Cleaner


  • To lay down a procedure for the cleaning of Vacuum Cleaner.


  • This SOP is applicable for cleaning of Vacuum Cleaner to warehouse of formulation plant


  • Operator / Technician – For cleaning of Vacuum Cleaner.
  • Warehouse personnel– For checking the cleanliness of the equipment.


  • Department Head/incharge & QA Head shall be accountable for implementation of this SOP.

Abbreviations and Definitions

  • QA                              :            Quality Assurance
  • WH                             :            Warehouse
  • RM                              :            Raw Material
  • SOP                             :            Standard Operating Procedure


Cleaning of  Vacuum Cleaner

Procedure for cleaning of Vacuum Cleaner

  • Switch OFF the vacuum cleaner.
  • Remove “Status” label and affix ‘To be cleaned’ label.
  • Dismantle the parts (cover with gasket, Hose pipe and Filter bag) and take it to equipment wash room.
  • Remove the Powder collected in Filter bag in poly bag and destroy as per SOP.
  • Mop the vacuum cleaner with wet duster then with dry duster.
  • Mop the dismantled parts and body of vacuum cleaner using wet dusters then with dry duster except filter bag.
  • Assemble the dismantled parts to vacuum cleaner.
  • Remove “TO BE CLEANED” label and affix the “CLEANED” label.

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Forms and Records (Annexures)

  • Not Applicable.


  • Master copy          –           Quality Assurance
  • Controlled copies         –            Quality Assurance, Raw Material Store.


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