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Housekeeper Duties Checklist

Ensure your housekeeping staff is following best practices through a digital checklist.

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Housekeeping Checklist Template

Use our housekeeping SOP template for a regular hotel room inspection to bring your quality to a next level. Download your freee PDF now!

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Hotel Duty Manager Checklist Template

Use this hotel duty manager checklist to check the tasks of housekeeping and evaluate compliance with the SOPs.

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Bathroom Cleaning Checklist

Use this Bathroom Cleaning SOP Checklist to properly clean the bathroom and assure SOP compliance.

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Food Contact Surfaces Cleaning and Sanitizing Log

Use this SOP template to prevent food-borne diseases by assuring that all food contact surfaces are cleaned.

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Kitchen Cleaning SOP Checklist Template

Use this kitchen cleaning SOP checklist to keep a clean and sanitised restaurant.

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Corridor Cleaning and Maintenance SOP Checklist

Use this SOP checklist template for the process of sweeping, dusting, and cleaning of hotels or office corridors.

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What is a housekeeping SOP checklist?

The housekeeping team is an important component to the guest experience at a hotel - to the cleanliness of the rooms and the overall house. When guests give a review of their stay after their stay, the cleanliness of the rooms and public areas is an important factor.

The Corona pandemic has once again raised guests' expectations for cleanliness. At the same time, the improved Standard Operation Procedures for housekeeping in the hotel industry, are the basis for continued business operations. This is designed to ensure the health and safety of guests and staff.

Different checklists for different areas of housekeeping help housekeeping managers keep overview of all housekeeping tasks and their completion. Use housekeeping SOP checklists in all areas to document and standardize the process to make it more effective.

Housekeeping checklists cover the following topics:

  • Cleaning requirements and standards
  • Housekeeping management
  • Cleaning guest rooms
  • Cleaning public areas
  • Proceeding with pest infestations
  • Lost and found items
  • Dealing with damage to guest rooms and missing items

This article addresses:

1. The value of housekeeping

2. The importance of a housekeeping checklist

3. A digital tool for housekeeping SOP

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The Value of a Housekeeping Procedure

Housekeeping is a critical component in the hotel business. Without housekeeping that works, you can't run a hotel and keep your customers happy.

The Main Tasks of Housekeeping are:

  1. Cleaning and maintenance of the entire hotel
  2. Checking and ordering necessary supplies (cleaning products, bed sheets and other guest supplies, etc.)
  3. Preparing the duty schedules
  4. Washing clothes and linen

Housekeeping has a great impact on the reputation of a hotel, as customers place a lot of importance on cleanliness and service quality during their hotel stay. Besides the fact that you will lose the guest for next stays due to poor housekeeping, this person may also write a negative review. This in turn can scare off potential customers who read this review.

Having a perfect housekeeping, on the other side, will lead to positive reviews and therefore a better reputation. Set a clear division between your hotel and the competitors with providing a good housekeeping.

The Importance of a Housekeeping Duties Checklist

Using checklists for housekeeping procedures is a great help for staff and managers. With checklists you can better plan and keep track of processes, tasks. By using them, you implement the following in your housekeeping:

  • Quality standards and procedures are safely maintained

  • Mistakes and misunderstandings are avoided through easy-to-follow steps.

  • Budgetary management SOPs are used to meet the standards.

  • Task distribution is more accurately planned.

  • It is easier to make sure that health and safety regulations are being followed in the hotel.

  • The checklists can be used as a teaching tool for new employees or trainees.

Why Use a Digital Housekeeper Duties Checklist?

Lumiform makes it easier for you to comply with the ever-increasing legal requirements for housekeeping. Use the Lumiform mobile app for documentation via smartphone or tablet, the app guides you through all documentation processes. Clean, transparent documentation helps you avoid high fines.

With the app, you can develop paperless housekeeping checklists according to SOP within minutes or use one of our templates. Easily add a variety of functions, like capturing photos, signatures, checkboxes and much more to support your housekeeping procedure. At the end, you can export your completed housekeeper duties checklist and send it straight to supervisors.

You'll also benefit from many other housekeeping advantages through the use of a digital checklist:

  • With Lumiform's mobile app, you identify issues early and quickly assign corrective actions to team members. Easy communication with all team members and third parties enables you to improve procedures and resolve issues up to four times faster.

  • Downtime due to sick or injured employees is very expensive. Protect yourself and your teammates by regularly checking compliance with all internal standards via the mobile app.

  • By regularly reviewing and easily analyzing data in Lumiform software, you avoid loss of productivity and lost wages.

  • With Lumiform's mobile app, you can easily perform any type of housekeeping SOP via tablet or smartphone - online or offline. Via the form builder you create your individual checklists for it.

  • By evaluating the collected data, the risk of quality losses, work accidents, documentation errors and reputational damage is significantly reduced.

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