standing operating procedure


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standing operating procedure

A set of instructions covering those features of operations which lend themselves to a definite or standardized procedure without loss of effectiveness. The procedure is applicable unless ordered otherwise. Also called SOP.
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Noun1.standing operating procedure - a prescribed procedure to be followed routinely; "rote memorization has been the educator's standard operating procedure for centuries"
operating procedure - a procedure for operating something or for dealing with a given situation
lockstep - a standard procedure that is followed mindlessly; "the union's support had been in lockstep for years"
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At this time, it was not known to the resident nor the consultant that the patient's documents would be reviewed, so as per standing operating procedure each resident was told in the initial phase of his/her training to be vigilant and document any critical incident, if at all happens, in the patient's document along with its management done at that critical time.
Preliminary work to establish a deployable joint headquarters at JFC Naples involved weeks of home station planning that produced a draft document of staff responsibilities and standing operating procedures. This phase culminated with Brigadier General Rick Lynch, USA, Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, and his staff planning a 7-day deployment exercise to build the headquarters team and conduct vignette-driven, effects-based staff training.
"Unit 400 of the Qods Force has been developing in the last few months a standing operating procedure for carrying out an attack in Turkey against western targets as well as Israeli and Jewish," Sky News quoted an intelligence source, as saying.
Some of this preparation occurs each time a unit gets a mission and is part of the standing operating procedure or troop leading procedures.
On the organizational level, this can include updating a standing operating procedure or operations plan.
* Prepare a standing operating procedure (SOP) or memorandum of agreement (MOA) that delineates criminal investigation and intelligence collection responsibilities for local police, MPs, soldiers, the criminal investigation division (CID), intelligence collectors, U.
A Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) has been chalk out for online FIR registration on its officials visit www.kppolice.gov.pk and lt;http://www.kppolice.gov.pk and gt;.
The report said as per the standing operating procedure, a prior NOC was required from the district administration for holding any rally or procession in the Red Zone.
A separate standing operating procedure has also been prepared and any information/complaints thus received from any media men will be registered and forwarded to concerned DPO.
Under the Standing Operating Procedure (SOP), the requesting party must submit a written request, face an interview and state specifically the purpose of the request before the Office of the House Secretary General, which will be acted by Yap's Office five to 10 days from the receipt.
A successful unit predeployment readiness plan begins with a standing operating procedure detailing what the S-1 must do before deployment.
The letter said the expenditures on visits of the President, Prime Minister and Chief Minister were held to be a valid charge as per the Standing Operating Procedure regarding visits of VVIPs circulated by the government on July 8, 2004.

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