SOP For Handling Material Spillage In Production

SOP for the handling of material spillage in the production department.

1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this SOP is to develop a standard procedure for handling the spillage of material in the production area.

2.0 Scope

This standard operating procedure is applicable for handling of spillage of material in the production department.

3.0 Responsibility

3.1 Implemented by officer production.

3.2 The production head  is responsible for ensuring the implementation of the current SOP.

3.3 Quality assurance officer shall monitor the compliance of this SOP.

4.0 Procedure

4.1 Powder/granular Material Spillage 

4.1.1 If spillage of solid materials (powder,granules)occurs in the production area, the production officer shall immediately stop the manufacturing process.

4.1.2 The officer production shall inform the production head regarding spillage & shall intimate QA about the material spillage.

4.1.3 Production operator shall remove the damaged container/polythene bag in the presence of production & QA officer after wearing proper PPEs.

4.1.4 Shift the remaining material found in damaged polythene bag to the new polythene bag & seal it.

4.1.5 Now collect the spilled material from floor by using a spillage handling kit & weight its quantity.

4.1.6 After removing spillage material from the floor, clean the floor as per cleaning SOP.

4.1.7 Production officer shall fill troubleshooting form & generate additional material requisition after QA approval.

4.1.8 Waste the spilled material as per SOP in the presence of QA.

4.1.9 Investigation shall be done for spillage & generate CAPA to prevent its occurrence in future.

4.2 Solvent Spillage 

4.2.1 If spillage/leakage of solvent is observed in the production area immediately stop the manufacturing process.

4.2.2 Remove all the nearby material for safety & protection.

4.2.3 Production head shall Inform QA for this spillage.

4.2.4 Transfer the solvent from the spilled container/polythene to the new cleaned container/polythene.

4.2.5 Remove the spilled solvent with the help of a spillage handling kit after wearing proper PPEs.

4.2.6 Note the quantity of rejected solvent & fill additional material requisition after QA approval.

4.2.7 Destroy the spilled solvent as per SOP & clean the floor as per standard cleaning procedure.

5.0 Abbreviations

5.1 SOP: Standard Operating Procedure

5.2 QA: Quality Assurance

5.3 HOD:Head Of Department 

5.4 PPEs: Personal Protective Equipments

Also, Read

  1. SOP For Dispensing Of Raw Materials 
  2. SOP For Transferring and Storage Of Raw Materials 
  3. SOP For Cleaning Of SS Scoops 
  4. SOP For Receiving, Issuance, storage and Handling Of Solvents