LABORATORY

  • Aisles and exits are clear and unobstructed?

  • No rubbish, parts or equipment are on floors? Floors are clean and dry?

  • Bench tops are tidy and free from clutter?

  • Sinks/ basins are clean?

  • Staff correctly attired with lab coats and safety glasses?

  • No eating and drinking in the laboratory?

  • No food and drinks are being stored in refrigerator/ freezers?

  • Refrigerators and freezers are defrosted and clean?

  • Hose connections on faucets are secure?

  • Product containers are clearly labelled and are not used for any other purpose than designated?

  • All chemicals are labelled and stored correctly? Labels are legible?

  • Chemicals are stored according to compatibility and hazard class?

  • Chemicals in secondary containers are properly labelled?

  • Chemical containers are dated upon receipt or prior to use?

  • Chemical waste are processed in accordance with MSDS instructions?

  • MSDSs for chemical are appropriately located and readily available in the area?

  • Emergency eye wash and shower stations are readily available and inspections carried out on time?

  • Electrical equipment under current tagging and testing?

  • There are no unexplained odours?

  • Biohazard waste autoclaved and then discarded?

  • Microbiological area segregated from general laboratory area?

  • FIFO (First In First Out) practiced for all raw materials and consumables?

  • Storage areas tidy and free from clutter?

  • No wire, tape or string used to secure equipment?

  • All lights are operational and coverings are shatterproof?

  • Hand washing facilities are available, clean and free from rubbish?

  • Bucket walks are performed using form 'QA-F-3 Foreign Matter Bucket Walk. Checklist' to monitor that wood, plastic/ Perspex and metals are managed adequately?

  • Foreign Matter Registers are reviewed and up to date? Add any news items observed to the register.

  • Pest control programs are effective? No pest and insects sighted in the area?

  • Is the area maintained to the level defined in the 5S standards?

  • There are no safety hazards in the area?

  • In case of hazards, notify a supervisor immediately and report through the MYOSH system.

  • All records in log sheets are current and signed as per Good Documentation Practices. There are no uncontrolled documentation being used in the area?

  • All doors to other areas closed?

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