Equipment management in the laboratory should entail a lot of thorough planning. If machines are not in good working condition, the lab will not perform at optimum efficiency. Apart from ensuring efficient lab performance, well-maintained equipment minimizes chances for skewed results that could negatively impact consumer safety.
Having proper preventive maintenance procedures will help reduce repair costs and equipment downtime. Preventive maintenance will also lengthen the machine’s life and contribute to cost-effectiveness in the lab.
Therefore, a practical lab guide for equipment management should give clear standards for installation, qualification, and calibration to ensure better performance and uptime.
Right from installation, adherence to standard operating procedures will significantly influence the performance of the machines. ELPRO acknowledges that lab machines and devices are at the core of the lab activities and that every lab guide must outline precise installation, qualification, and calibration procedures.
The qualification process assures that the machine after installation works efficiently and performs the intended job. Calibration offers evidence of the machine’s accuracy and precision.