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Housekeeping Audit checklist

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Housekeeping plays a significant role in pharmaceutical cleaning and especially disinfectant the critical area where direct manufacturing of medicine takes place, But before the audit, a housekeeping supervisor must be aware of below following Housekeeping Audit checklist points to successfully face at the end.

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Related: SOP for Cleaning and operation of Vacuum cleaner

List of Housekeeping Audit checklist

  • Computer terminals are free from post-it notes.
  • Documents are located in respective areas.
  • No stray documents online.
  • All furniture/cross-over benches are clean & tidy.
  • The floor was found properly swept and kept clean.
  • Waste bins are in properly marked areas and used for applicable materials only.
  • Area waste bins are not overflowing.
  • Fire extinguishers and hoses are visible and accessible.
  • All fire extinguishers hold their validity.
  • All fire/emergency exits are unrestricted.
  • All containers clearly identified.
  • All materials are clearly labeled at their respective places.
  • All equipment and tools not in use are stored in designated areas
  • Cleaning & Sanitizing/disinfectant agents are appropriately identified & controlled.
  • Lighting fixture, fan, switchboard, etc., clean.
  • Tables, Chairs, Racks, Cupboards, etc., clean.
  • Roof & wall free from dust/cobwebs.
  • Floors are free from waste & spills.
  • Stairs/staircases swept properly and approach clear.
  • Window glasses, light glasses, and partition glasses are clean.
  • Gangways/passages clearly marked and free of materials.
  • Drains kept clean and unobstructed.
  • Machines and equipment were kept clean and guards were in place.
  • Machines and equipment free from accumulation of oil, grease, etc.
  • Materials (RM/PM/semi-finished/Finished) are stored on pallets in their identified areas.
  • Shop floor clear from scrap and other unwanted materials.
  • Materials are stacked, identified, and stored in an orderly manner.
  • Check if any Wastage/Leakage of water, fuel, electricity, steam and compressed air.
  • Ventilation and mesh are proper and clean.
  • Free from loose or hanging temporary wiring or Earthing broken.
  • Equipment Status boards, in position and up-to-date.
  • Lavatory blocks are clean & deodorized
  • Free from Water spillage.
  • Lockers are kept clean and in an orderly manner.
  • First aid boxes available at proper places.
  • Ensure that Exhausts and dust collectors are cleaned & properly working.
  • Disposal of garbage is done regularly / frequently as necessary.
  • Workers with necessary uniform.

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