Purpose of this SOP to establish and provide procedure for carrying out Pest and Rodent Control Operations.
This procedure is to be followed at Vital Healthcare. This procedure is very essential to maintain the clean and hygienic condition in the factory premises and process areas. This is also to avoid damage to the material in the factory premises.
Concerned Operator who has given the work should follow the procedure and concerned supervisor should ensure that procedure is followed correctly.
4.0 MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENTSA
Pest and Rodent Control Plan, Rodent Trap, Approved Pesticide and Rodenticide, Spray pump, Safety Goggle, Nose mask etc.
5.1 Rodent Control
a) Use only in house approved rodenticide for rodenticide treatment. At present rodenticide containing 0.005 % W/W Bromodiolene and Zinc Phosphide are approved
b) Rodent control should be accomplished with the use of mechanical traps with anticoagulant bait placed inside the trap in small trays / dishes, if required Glue pots are used
c) No open baiting is permitted.
d) The mechanical traps should be numbered serially and their latest location should be indicated on plant map (Fig. I).
e) The mechanical traps should be inspected and a record should be maintained about the observation by the supervisor. Observations should be recorded in “Rodent Control Record”.
f) If a rodent is caught in a trap, it should be disposed off suitably and the trap should be cleaned with water thoroughly.
g) The baits should be changed after fifteen days.
5.2 Insect Control
6.1.1. The area inside the plant should be sprayed with insecticide.
6.1.2. Malathion type insecticides should not be used.
6.1.3. Pyrethrum / Lindane / Cypermethirn type insecticides should be used.
6.1.4. While spraying extreme precaution should be taken and only the area shown in plan should be sprayed.
6.1.5. The spraying should be record in fly control record.
6.1.6. The spraying of insecticides should be done once in a week.
All rodent & pest control activities are to supervised by authorised supervisor and record should be maintained.
6.3. Insectocutors :-
6.3.1. The insectocutors should be placed as shown in figure I.
6.3.2. The insectocutors should be kept on as per Appendix I and record should be maintained.
6.3.3. The insectocutors should be cleaned weekly and a record should be maintained. Cleaning should be done by maintenance department.
After two years or when procedure is changed.