Mechanised Housekeeping

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  • Identify typical cleaning responsibilities of the housekeeping segment.
  • Describe the tools the housekeeping department uses to plan its work.
  • Explain the executive housekeeper’s role in organizing the housekeeping department.
  • Identify the basic management functions of the executive housekeeper.

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  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internal Roads
  • Corridors
  • Public areas (e.g. Lobby)
  • Terrace areas
  • Management offices
  • Storage areas
  • Cafeteria

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  • Area Inventory Lists:a list of all items within each area that will need housekeeping’s attention. It is regarded as the first step of the planning process, because it ensures that all cleaning activities are addressed.
  • Frequency Schedule:indicate how often items on area inventory lists are to be cleaned or maintained. These schedules often run on a daily, weekly and monthly schedule– as per your requirement and depending on the activity.

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  • Performance Standard: is a required level of performance that establishes the quality of work that must be done.
  • Productivity Standard: is an acceptable amount of work that must be done within a specific time frame according to an established performance standard.

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  • Organizing refers to the executive housekeeper’s responsibility to structure the department’s staff and to divide the work so that everyone gets a fair assignment and all the work can be finished on time
  • Supervisors should have the authority and information necessary to guide the efforts of employees under their direction.
  • A Task List identifies the tasks that must be performed by an individual occupying a specific position within the department. The tasks on the list should reflect the total job responsibilities of the employee.
  • A Job Description is a detailed list identifying all the key duties of a job as well as reporting relationships, additional responsibilities, working conditions and any necessary equipment and materials.

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