HOUSEKEEPING TRAINING BASIC STANDARD

Conducted by:

Drs. Agustinus Agus Purwanto, MM
Jl Tukad Batanghari VIII/7A Panjer – Denpasar 80225 Denpasar – Bali Indonesia

1. Entrance Doors
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Checked mechanical key, primary locking device or Secondary locking device – door guard Do not disturb sign Legal notice (per state and local government law) to include departure time Safety and security instructions / and evacuation map Notice advising guest to double lock door when not in use

2. DRESSING DESK TOP
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Guest folder (compendium) – hotel quality: to include the followings: Stationary sheets Envelopes Airmail envelopes Airmail envelopes (VIP) Notepads (luxury rooms / suites only) Note cards envelopes (luxury rooms / suites only) Pen – hotel quality Note pad with hotel phone number

2. DRESSING DESK TOP (continue)
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Telex message forms (if the hotel has a telex machine) Paging forms (where guests can be located: luxury rooms and suites only) Luggage stickers (optional) Directory of guest service (in booklet, and placed separately on the desk) Post card (optional) Room service menu Door knob breakfast menu (at all times) Guest service questionnaire (1 per page) Live plant or fresh cut flower (s) in vase (luxury rooms / suites only)

3. DRAWERS:
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Religious books (Islamic & Christianity) Swim suit bag (optional) – luxury rooms and suits only

4. CLOTHES CLOSET
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Coat hangers with paint bar Coat hangers with skirt clip Coat hangers padded (luxury rooms and suites only) Clothes hooks Tie rack (optional) Plastic laundry bags with laundry and dry cleaning slips / sheets Extra pillow – different fro kind on bed, in a large plastic Bathrobes – (suites, executives and luxury rooms only)

5. BEDDING AND LINEN
Mattress and box springs with safety specifications Bed – with minimum finishes sizes: 3. King size – 76 x 79 ins (193 x 200cm) 4. Queen size – 60 x 79 ins (152 x 200cm) 5. Double size – 53 x 79 ins (135 x 200cm) 6. Twin size – 36 x 79 ins (197 x 200cm)

6. COORDINATED LINEN
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White or beige color Designer style (especially in luxury rooms and suites) Minimum sheet length – 115 inches (292cm)Sheets per bed Sheets per bed (suites, executive and luxury rooms only) Coordinated bed spread per bed Blanket per bed – flame resistance Mattress per bed Pillows for double beds: minimum – 20×26ins (50.8×76.2cm) Pillows for twin beds: minimum – 20×26ins (50.8×76.2cm) Pillows for king bed: minimum – 20×26ins (50.8×76.2cm) or King pillows (optional) – 20.36ins (150.8×91.4cm)

7. FURNITURE
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Chairs or chaise lounges, comfortable and corrosion resistant Table, corrosion resistant. (these are for balcony furniture, space permits) Chairs, upholstered with arms or comfortable for dinning or working. Couch seat plus desk chair maybe substituted for 2 arm chairs Floor lamp (this eliminate sway lamps) Table – minimum table top surface 101889 inches (6,568 sq.cm); - 1,344 sq. inches (8.671sq.cm). Rectangular shape recommended

8. BATH ROOM: (USE “HOTEL QUALITY” CRESTED BATH LINEN)
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Bath mat – minimum of 20×34ins (50.8×36cm), 9.91bs (4.49kg) per dozen Bath sheets – minimum of 30×60ins (76.20×150.40cm), 18.01bs (8.16kg) per dozen. (suites, executives and luxury rooms only). Bath towel requirement may be reduced to two in these rooms Bath towels – minimum of 27×50ins (68.58×127cm); 13.51lbs (6.12kg) per dozen Face towels – minimum of 13×13ins (33.02×33.02cm); 1.316 (.59kg) per dozen Bath rug – non slip Hand towels – minimum of 18×30ins (45.72×76.20cm)

9 PERSONAL AMENITY RECOGNIZED WITH BRAND NAME
 Shampoo

– 102 (29.3ml) bottled  Conditioner – 102 (29.3ml) bottled  Body lotion – 102 (29.3ml) bottled  Bath gel – 102 (29.3ml) bottled  Suntan lotion – 102 (29.3ml)  Mouth wash – name brand: suites, executives and luxury rooms only

9 PERSONAL AMENITY RECOGNIZED WITH BRAND NAME (continue..)

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Soap facial – 1.25oc (35g) minimum boxed or plastic case Soap deodorant – 2.25oc (64g) – boxed or plastic case – suites, executive and luxury rooms only. Replaces deodorant soap bar, need not to be deodorant type soap Shower cap – boxed, pillow pack or tube Shoe shine mitt (cloth only) or sponge, boxed or plastic case

9 PERSONAL AMENITY RECOGNIZED WITH BRAND NAME (continue..)
 Amenity

try or basket  Shoe horn – suites, executive and luxury rooms only  Soap dish – “hotel quality”: applicable in hotels that do not have a built in soap dish in counter  Toilet paper roll – recognized brand name one in holder, one in spare in bath (in holder, or in decorative wrap or covered)

9 PERSONAL AMENITY RECOGNIZED WITH BRAND NAME (continue..)
 Facial

tissue – recognized brand name (optional)  Glasses – water – “hotel quality” – glass, 802 (227.3ml) minimum size. However, good quality plastic glasses could be used for ground floor rooms or less expensive rooms  Bottle opener – fixed  Grab bar – on the wall above tub, minimum 300lb pull

9 PERSONAL AMENITY RECOGNIZED WITH BRAND NAME (continue..)
 Ashtray

– “hotel quality”, safety type 5ins (12.7cm) minimum diameter  Matches – standard fold type ox boxed  Waste basket – ignition resistant (plastic)  Hair dryer – suites, executive and luxury rooms only  Magnifying mirror with light

9 PERSONAL AMENITY RECOGNIZED WITH BRAND NAME (continue..)
 Shower

head – pulsating  Clothes line – retractable  Shower curtain – fabric with separate liner  Clothes hook(s) on back of bathroom door, two hooks required but be one fixed  Whirlpool bath tub-in master bedroom suites only  Telephone – suites and executives only

10 Amenities to be provided ‘on call’
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list is a minimum standard required: housekeeping service, iron, iron board, and hair dryer. Sewing kit, toothbrush, tooth paste, mouth wash, and an optional statement that towels are available at pool on request. However this notice is not required in suites, executive and luxury rooms.

11 GENERAL
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19ins remote controlled colour TV – one per bedroom 24ins remote controlled colour TV – in console in executive or luxury rooms In suites, second TV must be remote control TV channel indicator plate on 19ins TV, plastic, metal or foil – indicates national network stations, major cable stations, sports, news, and movie channel (s) NB: Controls for lights, TV, radio, etc may be built into bedside nightstand. Cable TV or satellite reception is required

11 GENERAL (continue...)
 TV

programme directory  Magazines – for major national, international or leisure publication depending upon market  Telephone by bedside, with modern features, push button, long cord to reach table / desk. Phone must have room number and hotel phone number on it

11 GENERAL (continue...)
 Telephone

in suites and executive rooms  Telephone book with cover located near phone  Note pad with ‘hotel quality’ pen – next to phone  Note pad holder – executive / luxury rooms only

11 GENERAL (continue...)
 Ashtrays

– ‘hotel quality’ – 5ins. (12.7cm) minimum diameter  Matches – standard fold type or boxed  Newspaper (National) delivered to room (under door if possible on weekends) offered at front desk and restaurants on weekends, complimentary. Strongly recommend having selections at the restaurant.

11 GENERAL (continue...)
 Clock

radio – by bed, ‘hotel quality’ with alarm dimmer on read out recommended with instructions and stations  Full length mirror with polished edge or frame where not built-in. Drape – 100% black out and sheer curtains should extend all the way to floor if structure of room allows

11 GENERAL (continue...)
 Waste

basket by desk; metal or vinge wrapped with metal liner  Purified drinking water – bottle or flask minimum 24oc (710ml) required in the refrigerator  Safe: pay per use – in suites and executive rooms. However, it can be offered as complimentary in the hotel  Mini bar – in all rooms

12 LIGHTING BEDSIDE
All lamp on /off switches should be visible to the guest, convenient, and easy to operate. Closet – light fixture need not to be in closet as long as a minimum lighting level of 10 ft candles is achieved  Bedside lamp. One 100watt bulb, or two 60 watt bulbs must provide a minimum of 30 foot candles at reading level while seated in bed

13 LIGHTING BATHROOM
Bathroom over sink – two 40 watt fluorescent bulbs minimum, must provide minimum of 30 foot candles at height of 5ft (1.52m) above floor  Incandescent in bathroom – executive and luxury rooms only  Floor lamps 100-watt bulbs must provide 30-foot candles at seating reading level. Three-way fixture (50/100/150 watt bulbs) required for executive and luxury rooms

13 LIGHTING BATHROOM (continue)
 Entry

way 60 watt bulb minimum, must provide 20 foot candles of light on back of entrance door

14 STANDARD CLEANLINESS
 All

guest rooms and suites will be cleaned to standard prior to being occupied by the guest  All occupied guest rooms and suites will be cleaned to standard daily  Daily guest room cleaning must begin not earlier than 8.00am. it is management’s responsibility to use its discretion to minimize early noise.

1 STANDARD CLEANLINESS (continue)
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occupied guest rooms must receive initial cleaning by 4.00pm daily  The hotel must provide complete room attendant cleaning services on an “on call” basis up to a minimum of 7.00pm daily. Partial housekeeping services such as towel replacement, bathroom amenity replacement, etc, should be provided upon request on a daily basis.

14 STANDARD CLEANLINESS (continue)
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room unoccupied for two or more days must be dusted and checked to be sure it is cleaned to standard prior to the room being occupied.

15. LIST OF TASK HOUSEKEEPING STAFF
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H/01- Cleaning procedures H/02 – Polishing H/03 - Preparing guest room H/04 - Dealing with guest laundry H/05 - Dealing with lost and found property H/06 - Dealing with guests special requests H/07 - Employing personal grooming and hygiene techniques

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H/08 - Using the telephone H/09 - Preparing public / function rooms H/10 - Dealing with pests H/11- Receiving and issuing linen H/12 - Dealing with complaints H/13 - Transferring guests H/14 - Taking fire prevention and safety action

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H/15 - Dealing with repairs and maintenance H/16 - Creating floral and decorative arrangement H/17 - Repairing fabrics H/18 - Removing stains H/19 - Marking fabrics

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H/20 - Taking action in emergencies H/21 - Coordinating work with front office H/22 - Seasonal closing down H/23 - Planning and controlling work at the department H/24 - Inspecting the guest rooms H/25 - Record keeping

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H/26 - Giving on-the-job training H/27 - Taking inventory H/28 - Drawing up duty rosters H/29 - Supervising work in the department H/30 - Advising management

HAVEN NICE DUTIES

I always serve without “GRUMBLING”

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