Layout of Uniform Room
Equipment Used in Uniform Room
Ironing board with iron
Trolleys ( for transporting uniforms)
Pen & pencil
People working in the area
Uniform room attendant
Uniform room manager
Activities of Uniform Room
Establishing par levels for uniform
Uniform issue and exchange
Collection of soiled uniform
Counting and sorting of Uniforms
Dispatch of soiled uniform to laundry
Receipt of fresh linen from the laundry
Sorting of fresh uniform
Stitching, repairing of the uniform
Selection of uniform: Terrycots are the most popular choice of uniforms as they have the advantages of both natural & synthetic fibres. Suiting materials are used for trousers and skirts. Drill is the popular choice for cook’s coats and aprons as it’s cool, durable and easy to maintain. Gabardine or any suiting material may be used for chef’s coat, as they keep up appearance.
Establishing Par level for uniforms: When deciding the number of sets of uniforms needed by staff, the following factors are to be considered:
Uniform material: the life expectancy of a uniform is between 12 – 18 months and the material is chosen should last for expected lifespan.
Nature of job: Some jobs in the hotel are stressful in nature. These jobs include the GRA’s, houseman etc. These workers may require a change of uniform more often.
Frequency of laundering: depending on how often the uniforms are sent to the laundry and whether laundry is in-house or a contracted service would influence the number of sets required.
Issue of uniforms: In case of new employees, uniforms are issued against uniform issue slips received from the personnel department. The employee is required to sign for his/ her particular uniform. Then, the uniform is issued from the uniform room, where the name of the dept and items are entered in the registered and signature of employees is taken.
Collection of soiled uniforms: When employees exchange their soiled uniforms with a clean one, their soiled uniforms collected in the trolley.
Counting and sorting of uniforms: Soiled uniforms are counted for a number of sets and sorting is done on the basis of dept, designation and colour.
Dispatch of soiled uniforms to laundry: Once sorting has been done, uniforms are sent to the laundry.
Receipt of fresh uniform from laundry: when uniforms have been laundered, they are sent back to the uniform room for storage and reuse.
Sorting of fresh uniform: Sorting is done on the basis of dept, designation.
Uniform storage: Fresh uniforms received from laundry bt linen room are stored according to DEPARTMENT’s NAME, EMPLOYEES DESIGNATION & SERIAL NUMBER OR GARMENTS COLLAR.
Stocktaking: Stock taking is a physical verification of all uniforms in the cycle at periodic intervals or when accounting books are closed at end of the year. Overages or shortages can be determined by variances in physical counts.
Principle of stock-taking:
Segregate all group uniforms
Count items physically every 3 months
Count items in circulation and stores separately
Stamp discards “Condemned” keep aside.
Tally total counted with the last inventory figures plus new issues.