Factoory cleaning procedure (p1)

To define the methods, frequency and the intensity of Factory Cleaning.
The PURPOSE of cleaning is to remove debris from within the plant in a sanitary and effective manner and avoid contamination from dust or foreign materials. Correct equipment and correct cleaning practice are two critical factors in the successful operation of Cleanroom management. If these two factors are closely adhered to, the Cleanroom can be maintained within acceptable limits.

1. The cleanliness of Production equipment is the responsibility of the Production staff
2. The floors, walls, sinks and windows in the Production areas, Office areas, Change rooms,
Workshops, Laboratories, Stores, Canteens, plus the toilet facilities and the Cleaner’s Store are to be cleaned on a regular basis by a team of Cleaners. Additional areas requiring cleaning, such as return air grilles, ceilings and ductwork are also the responsibility of the Cleaners on liaison with the Cleaning Coordinator.
3. Certain area of rubbish removal is the responsibility of the Cleaners. These are specified in Section 7.
4. This procedure does not provide external window cleaning and treatment of ants and spiders.

EHS Statement

When mopping, avoid creating large, wet, slippery areas.
Protective eye wear/safety glasses are to be used when: Handling chemicals, i.e. Formaldehyde

Set up limited access areas:
RED areas - Environmental Grade B
The next most stringent requirements apply in ENVIRONMENTAL GRADE B areas - Sterile Manufacture.
These rooms must be wet mopped and not polished, avoiding aeration of dust/particles, etc.
This work should preferably be carried out after production has stopped, but should production be in progress, approval MUST be obtained before commencing.
Cleaners must 'scrub-up' and dress in Sterile uniforms. Only adequately trained Cleaners are to enter ENVIRONMENTAL GRADE B areas, i.e. successful completion of sterile training

YELLOW areas - Environmental Grade C

Areas of product manufacture and or component preparation.
Liquid manufacture and Equipment preparation.
Component and Equipment Preparation room.
Limited access to correctly dressed staff for these areas. Cleaning
equipment is dedicated to these areas. Only adequately trained cleaners are to enter environmental Grade C areas.

BLUE areas - Environmental Grade D
Areas in which sealed product is handled. Uniforms and hats are to be worn at all times for these areas.

There are many other areas not included in the Production Environmental Grades, which must be kept clean for sanitation and staff comfort. Uniforms are not essential in these areas:
* Warehouse/Stores )
* Plant Service areas ) Environmental Grades E
* Laboratories )
* Change rooms and toilets
* Canteen
* Offices
* Corridors

To be continued...