Veterinary Standard Operating Procedures

Cleaning Theatre (Checklist)

Theatre Cleaning (to be done daily)
Please sign and date once completed




Clean all walls and surfaces including blinds and air conditioning unit.

Safe 4-10 mls in 1 litre water.

Clean table - pay extra attention to rubber mat, sides, underside and pedals (safe 4). Make sure heat mat and operating light are also cleaned.

Remove everything from GA trolley, clean and replace bedding & ensure the following stocked:

  • Reservoir bags sizes 1, 2, 3 & 4
  • Sandbag
  • Oesophageal stethoscopes (various sizes)
  • Stethoscope & oesophageal stethoscope earpiece
  • Thermometer
  • Catgut ( 5m, 4m, 3.5m & 3m)
  • Nylon (3m & 2m)
  • Leg ties RED (more than 2)
  • ALL of the above must be wiped over with cleaned before replacing

Stock up draws

  • All suture materials must be stocked
  • Swabs - Lap and normal
  • Tissue glue
  • Penrose drains (only T2)

Stock up radio cupboard

  • Histology pots (various sizes)
  • Gloves
  • Opsite spray

Ensure all cupboards are tidy

  • Kits organised
  • Drapes organised and stocked up

Clean all glass - Windows and doors.

Wipe over drip stand and multiparameter machine (even if not used).


Sweep and mop flows - move table to clean underneath.

Prepared by V1 29/9/2023

Download 'Cleaning Theatre Checklist' as a Word document here.