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					                                   Developing a SOP Template
                        STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE
File         c:\server\Standard Operating Procedures\Folder1
Reference    Your file name and/or descriptive reference text here
       SOP Number:                   Supersedes SOP No:             Prepared Date:       Review Date:


             Author:                     Approved By:                 Hard Copy         Approval Date:
            Signature                      Signature                  Location:
            Type name                       Type name



       1.0      TITLE

       1.1     Short descriptive title
               eg:
               Preparation of a 0.5M sodium chloride solution.
               The use of an XYZ Spectrophotometer to determine manganese in water.

       2.0      PURPOSE
       2.1     The use of a visible spectrometer to determine manganese in water in the
               range of 1ppm to 100ppt. Define “pounds per ton” in section 8.

       3.0     SCOPE
       3.1     This procedure is used as a teaching technique for XXX 123 units only.

       3.2     Additional fields may be added by copying an existing
       3.3
       3.4
       3.5

       4.0      PROCEDURE
       4.1     Lots of words to describe the procedure in whatever detail is felt necessary.
               Initially only brief details for low risk activities, and full details where a higher
               risk may be involved. Can refer to separate documents that should be noted in
               7.0 References.


       5.0     NOTES
       5.1     Any other relevant notes that may be helpful.
               May include specific safety, cost, resource, staff, time considerations.

       6.0      LIMITATIONS
       6.1     List any limitations eg restricted use of the method – only a research method.
               Limit the procedure to trained persons.
               List specific qualifications or training requirements.

       7.0      REFERENCES
       7.1     eg: Reference books, practical manuals

       8.0      DEFINITIONS
                                                                                          Page 1 of 2
8.1    Any definitions needed for completeness.

9.0    AUTHORITY
9.1    Any authority required by legislation or the organisational area.

10.0   Risk Management
10.1 Risk Assessment Attached – Tick box:         Ref:
or
What are the risks?
What are the controls?

11.0 KEY WORDS / PHRASES
User identified     Examples:                 Key word that may
words or phrases                              or may not appear
used for searching.                           in the text eg
                                              “cryogen”
Unit code                Lab or Site          Specific instrument   Specific analysis
Building level           Discipline area      Specific technique




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