Operation and cleaning of vacuum cleaner

Operation and cleaning of vacuum cleaner


  • Procedure for operation and cleaning of vacuum cleaner.


  • This procedure is applicable in the Warehouse


  • Warehouse personnel shall be responsible to follow the procedure mentioned in this SOP.


  • Warehouse In-Charge and QA Head shall be accountable for compliance of the procedure mentioned in this SOP.


  •  Usage log book of vacuum cleaner   – Attachment – I


  • Ensure that the vacuum cleaner is cleaned and the bag is intact, cleaned, and dry and fitted properly         before operation of the equipment.
  • Switch “ON” start button of vacuum cleaner to use.
  • After completion of cleaning operation; switch “OFF” the button of vacuum cleaner from main point of      electric supply.
  • Remove the dust bag/ filter from vacuum cleaner at end of the shift and when required.
  •  Transfer collected dust into a poly bag and close properly.
  •  In case of paper bag dispose off the poly bag with the dust bag into the waste bin.
  • In case of cloth bag / filter follow the procedure as under.
  • Empty out the contents of the dust bag / filter into a poly bag
  • Take the poly bag containing the cloth dust bag/ filter to the washing area in the poly bag closed properly   with status label.
  • Wash the dust bag thoroughly with water. Allow to drain & dry.
  • Clean the inner/outer body of vacuum cleaner with dry / wet mop and allow to dry.
  •  Remove the other detachable accessories (pipe, brush and filter) and transfer into the polybag.
  • Take the poly bag containing the accessories to the washing area.
  • Assemble the vacuum cleaner using the clean and dry accessories and the bag.
  • Put the status label of “Cleaned” on the vacuum cleaner
  • If the vacuum cleaner is not in use up to 15 days; recheck cleanliness before use.
  • Cleaning Frequency: – Daily at the end of the shift.
  • Record the data for vacuum cleaner usage in Usage log book of vacuum cleaner (Attachment – I).


  • In-house


  • Not applicable


  • Quality Assurance Department
  • Warehouse Department



Sr. DateName of itemTime DurationQty. Received (No. of container)Cleaned byChecked by


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