Shredder or Grinder Maintenance Checks - SOP

Purpose: This document describes the methods for routine maintenance and inspection of the shredder or grinder. Shredding/grinding is directly linked to the autoclave or other treatment for disinfection of waste and is an integral part of the treatment and disposal process. It is vital that any faults in the shredder/grinder are fixed promptly and effectively, thereby minimizing downtime from break downs and dangers from stockpiling of untreated waste.