The Laundry will always be the place to wash “Dirty linen”. That being said its configuration does involve a lot of science into the planning, designing, equipment selection & the implementation.
Like the way one gets infected with food prepared unhygienically, the laundry too can process linen or other textiles that can carry infections. This makes it all critical that adequate time be spent on the activity of planning, designing, equipment selection & the implementation.
All Laundry & Linen spaces are configured to comprise of the following:
Uniformed personnel carry the soiled uniform or soiled linen to a drop off point either on a floor or in a contained space near the Laundry.
Linen & Uniform sorting area.
Washer Extractors (Selected based on the load, batches, type of linen etc)
Drying Tumblers (Selected based on the load, batches, type of linen etc)
Flatwork Ironer (Single roll, two roll etc with varied lengths based on types of Linen being processed & type of processing: front return or pass through)
Dry cleaning Machine (based on the type of climate & types of materials that need this treatment- Different Solvent based operations)
Wet Cleaning Equipment (suitable for most types of garments & an environmental alternative to Dry cleaning & ozone depleting solvents)
o Utility Presses
o Buck Presses
o Dry cleaning Presses
o Garment Form Finishers
Various Mobile trollies & Stationery tables
Valet station for controlling packing & distribution.
LINEN STORAGE- VARIOUS STATIC RACK SHELVING, HIGH DENSITY SHELVING, TROLLIES.
UNIFORM STORAGE – SMART CONVEYORS, STATIC RACK SHELVING
COLLATERAL STORE FOR HOSPITALITY LAUNDRIES.
LONG TERM VALET STORAGE FOR HOSPITALITY LAUNDRIES
TAILOR STATION FOR REPAIRS TO UNIFORM OR FOR FITTING OF NEW UNIFORMS OF JUST JOINED EMPLOYEES
Laundries of tomorrow will need an incredibly careful design approach and the pandemic has put all on a cautious approach to handling linen be it a hospital or a hotel.
While central laundries help in saving premium real estate & reduce the overall built-up spaces in the Hospital or Hotel property, the concern of hygiene & sanitation & sterilization will always remain. Unless demonstrated otherwise by the central laundry operators that very stringent checks and balances are always in place, on premises laundries may be the way forward.
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