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Presentation Topic :-Activities of linen room:

Presentation T opic :-Activities of linen room Submitted to :- Ms. Sonpreet Kaur Submitted by :- Arwinder Kaur BHMCT 7 th sem.

List of linen room activities :-:

List of linen room activities :- Collection & Transportation Packaging and Counting Dispatch Deliveries Sorting Checking and Inspection Storage   Repairs and Alteration Distribution to Various Departments Stock-taking and Records Security

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1. Collection and Transportation:- It is an essential activity when laundry services are on outside contract and is facilitated through chutes, canvas bags , trolleys , collapsible wire carts, skips etc . Guest laundry are also collected and appropriately marked for sending off premises for cleaning.

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2. Sorting and Counting Sorting is carried out primarily to make counting easy as well as for streamlining laundry procedures and to tally the exchange of linen between the linen room and the laundry.

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3. Packaging Linen is packed in canvas bags to prevent damage on transit to the linen articles. Those articles that need mending and those, which are heavily stained, may be segregated and put into separate canvas bags.

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4. Despatch The time for off-premises laundry despatch is usually anytime between 13:00 hrs and 16:00 hrs so that servicing of rooms is over by then and guest laundry will have been collected.

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5. Deliveries Clean linen is delivered back in the morning hours and evening deliveries are usually for guest laundry.

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6. Checking and Inspection Checking the quantity to ensure that the amount of laundered linen tallies with the amount of soiled linen articles sent and as well as inspection of the quality of wash.

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7. Storage  The amount of space to be allocated for storage depends on the size and type of operation and the quantum of linen supplies. When designing the storage space for linen it is necessary to consider the type of shelves required, the method of storage as well as hygiene and safety factors.

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8. Repairs and Alteration Damaged items are mended by stitching or darning. Alteration of uniforms for correct fit is usual. Condemned linen is converted into useful items called cut-downs / makeovers.

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9. Distribution to Various Departments This is generally done on a clean-for-dirty basis. Some hotels use other systems of exchange such as topping up or a fixed issue based on expected occupancy. In some hotels specific timings are fixed for issue of linen. 

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10. Stock-taking and Records Many records are entered on a day-to-day basis for the exchange of linen between the linen room, laundry and floors / departments. Purchase records are essential and records of condemned linen and makeovers are usually maintained. Periodical stocktaking is carried out and the annual stocktaking is recorded in the stock register, thereby providing the value of linen as an asset. Stock records also help generate purchase orders for replacement of lost or condemned articles.

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11. Security It is important that the access to the linen room is restricted so as to prevent misuse and pilferage and to guard against fire breakouts. Linen room is strictly a nonsmoking area.

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