To lay down a standard procedure for operation and cleaning of Bacteriological Incubator.
This Standard Operating Procedure is applicable for the Bacteriological Incubator located in Incubation room of Microbiological Section of Quality Control department.
Microbiologist shall be responsible to follow the procedure mention in this SOP.
Department Head & QA Head shall be accountable for effective implementation of this SOP.
Daily temperature monitoring record of Bacteriological incubator – Attachment-I
Cleaning record of bacteriological incubator – Attachment-II
Bacteriological Incubator usage Record – Attachment-III
6.1 Operating procedure:
6.1.1 Ensure that the incubator is properly connected to the power supply.
6.1.2 Switch “ON” the main switch and then the cabinet switch, the indicator will glow green, red and
6.1.3 Set the required temperature on digital display by pressing the set button along with arrow button up
to increase the temperature/down to decrease the temperature.
6.1.4 Observe the temperature shown on the digital display. The temp. Should not differ by ±2°C.
6.1.5 After achieving the desired temperature keep the samples inside the bacteriological incubator on S.S.
tray and close the door firmly.
6.1.6 Record the temperature of Bacteriological Incubator as per attachment-I.
6.1.7 Report any discrepancy observed during operation or temperature monitoring, to QC Manager.
6.1.8 Inform to Engineering Department for rectification and put the status label of ‘Under Maintenance.’
6.2 General cleaning procedure:
6.2.1 Internal cleaning:
220.127.116.11 Switch ‘OFF’ the mains of the incubator.
18.104.22.168 Disconnect the plug of the equipment.
22.214.171.124 Open the door of the incubator and transfer the material into other incubator of equal temperature.
126.96.36.199 Take out the trays from the incubator and place it in a safe place.
188.8.131.52 With the help of lint free cloth and disinfectant or 70% of IPA clean the entire internal surface of the
184.108.40.206 Clean the trays and then keep the trays and the material back into the incubator.
220.127.116.11 Use the disinfectant for cleaning on rotation basis and maintained the record in the cleaning record of
incubator as per attachment-II.
18.104.22.168 Connect the plug of the equipment and switch ‘ON’ the power supply.
22.214.171.124 Cleaning Frequency: Once in a week.
6.2.2 External cleaning:
126.96.36.199 Clean the external surface of incubator using a lint free cloth with 70% IPA every day.
188.8.131.52 Cleaning Frequency: Daily
SOP : Standard operating procedure
CC No. : Change Control number
°C : Degree Celsius
IPA : Isopropyl Alcohol
QA : Quality Assurance
QC: Quality Control
9.0 DISTRIBUTION LIST
Quality Assurance Department
Quality Control Department
10.0 HISTORY OF REVISION
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