Cleanroom operations is an integral part of manufacturing in a multitude of industries as technological advances demand precisions, medical breakthroughs require ever more controlled operating parameters, safety concerns drive stringent food processing procedures, and the list goes on.
With cleanrooms, the first contaminant that comes to mind, which require control and removal, is particulate. In effect, depending on the processes and products, a myriad of contaminants need to be controlled. They range from hair, skin flakes, non-volatile residues, outgassed organic compounds, microorganisms, and even electrostatics, which in themselves are not contaminants, but their ubiquitous presence in a cleanroom environment makes the removal of submicron surface contaminants a most challenging task. Consistency of product quality is highly dependent on the cleanliness levels maintained during the operations of the cleanroom and equipment. Therefore, a well-designed and maintained contamination control program is critical to the success of the manufacturing operations.
A successful cleanroom contamination control program needs the support and execution of well-informed decision makers and managers. Although professional level knowledge is not required, having access to a broad overview of the essentials is of utmost importance.
From idea conception, to design, implementation and maintenance of cleanrooms and the main contamination control program, having a broad overview of the key elements of cleanroom contamination control is vital to the success of the overall program. This course shall equip those with supervisory and management roles in the contamination control program with the foundation knowledge as well as practical, technical know-how to ensure efficacy of the program.
Upon completion of this course, attendees shall be suitably educated on:
- The key elements of a contamination control program
- The role of cleanrooms in the program
- Design considerations of cleanrooms
- Cleanroom technologies
- How to maintain and monitor cleanroom performance levels
- Possible sources of contamination in a cleanroom environment
- Contaminants of significance
- Contributions that can be made by personnel – personal hygiene, gowning protocol, encouraged practices
- Requirements of associate training program
- Contamination control techniques and tools
- Qualification and acceptance of cleanroom consumables
- Housekeeping and maintenance procedures
- Safety and emergency responses
- Where to seek help – standards, subject matter experts, other resources
Senior Technicians, Engineers, Supervisors, and Managers
- Technical educational background at SPM level or higher, or equivalent technical work experience
- Reasonable command of English as the course content is delivered in English