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6 Examples of Standard Operating Procedures (with Office template)

One of the easiest way to write standard operating procedures is to see how others do it. What I’ve done this week is share 7 examples of different standard operating procedures examples (also called SOPs) so you can see how different organizations write, format, and design their own procedures. Over the coming weeks, we will analyze these documents and prepare a series of templates that will help you write SOPs for different industries and different sectors.

Here is the list:

1. FAO – Two examples of various categories of SOPs are given in the ensuing chapters.

www.fao.org/docrep/w7295e/w7295e04.htm

2. Biotechnology Program, Montgomery College – SOP

Sample Standard Operating Procedures. SOP. Formats. Doc. PDF (Requires Acrobat Reader ).

www.montgomerycollege.edu/Departments/biotechnology/sop.html

3. Safety Training Resources

www.ehs.uci.edu/programs/sop_library

4. Emergency Management Program Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

www.pandemicflu.va.gov/

5. Employee Training and Development

http://www.feedforward.com.au/sop_training.htm

6. Developing Effective Standard Operating Procedures

www.ansci.cornell.edu/pdfs/sopsdir.pdf

Let me know if you can recommend other quality SOPs that we can share with our readers.

Learn more about this Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) template

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10 thoughts on “6 Examples of Standard Operating Procedures (with Office template)

  1. hi thanks for the information above about SOP. actualy i work in a export company i want to write SOP for our department. i need samples for export departments could you please help me to come with excellent SOP SO that my boss will be impressed and my collagues won have trouble in future

  2. Hi Salman,

    Your best bet is to download these and use them to get started.

    http://www.klariti.com/standard-operating-procedures/

  3. Hi,
    We have heavy machinery (Front end loaders,Excavators & Backhoe) in our yard and would appreciate if I can access an SOP on the maintenance of these machinery
    Thanks

  4. Hi,

    I would like to know the SOP for payroll?
    Can I get some samples for reference?
    TQ

  5. I need to find SOP’s related to Legionella Control. Do you know of any link?
    Thanks in advance.

  6. Have you tried Klariti.com?

  7. Hi Thanks for good information, am working in data department, may have a sample of data managemnt SOPs for both paper based and Electronic data

  8. I’m a Project Specialist on Sports Equipment. I’m trying to write a SOP for my Distributors to conduct Demo on products to public. Do you have any references for me to look into. Many thanks in advance.

  9. Thanks for the information above about SOPs. Actually I am working in FMCG business I have sample but i would like to have more different samples related to seam business spicily for juice preparation

  10. Hi
    The company I work for transport with Lorries and are also workshop based with manual handling and work based around machinery and some chemicals.
    Could you please tell me where I can find some more examples to help me make sure we have a good SOP and emergency plan please?

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