Standard Operating Procedure Template

SOP Template
Landscape | Portrait | Example

A Standard Operating Procedure, or an SOP, is a formal document that outlines the best way to complete a process, promoting consistency in operations. It aims to standardize work procedures, enhance efficiency, facilitate training, and ultimately yield a more consistent product or service. Developing an SOP involves writing down all of the activities that lead to the completion of the process or task while also noting down any information essential to the job.

An SOP doesn’t need to be complex. In fact, it should be as concise as possible and include only the details that are important for the work to be done. Using simple language, straightforward and concise sentences, and easily understandable terminology is crucial. Additionally, incorporating visual aids can effectively convey information in a clear and concise manner. Examples of visual aids that can be included in SOPs are process maps and pictures of how things should be arranged.

This SOP template is a Microsoft Excel worksheet that can be customized to meet your specific needs. It can be easily modified to include additional sections that are relevant to your industry and the specific work being performed. For example, you may include a section listing the required resources, materials, and tools for the process. Additionally, you may add the technical specifications, health and safety controls, process pre-checks, as well as training and competency requirements for operators.

This template has been designed to fit within a single page for easy use and readability. It is available in two variations: a landscape format that offers a simplified overview, and a portrait format that accommodates more comprehensive details.

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