An SOP is a procedure specific to your operation that describes the activities necessary to complete tasks in accordance with industry regulations, provincial laws or even just your own standards for running your business. Any document that is a “how to” falls into the category of procedures.
Moreover, what is the purpose of a standard operating procedure?
A SOP for a laboratory can be defined as follows: "A Standard Operating Procedure is a document which describes the regularly recurring operations relevant to the quality of the investigation. The purpose of a SOP is to carry out the operations correctly and always in the same manner.
What is SOP preparation?
This guidance document, Guidance. for Preparing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) provides a standard working tool that can be used to document routine quality system management and technical activities.
How often do SOPs need to be reviewed?
An SOP should be written as soon as the need for a standard written procedure is identified. SOPs should be formally reviewed every two years unless changes in legislation or procedures necessitate an earlier review.