The National : THE NATIONAL Issue 3 2009
System Works! A Dumpmaster tips linen onto a carousel for sorting. (See photographs). Transport is the crux here. It works well but the vehicle is crucial along with mechanics to lift the bin. The machine has been in place for 6 years now. This system has dramatically reduced manual handling for staff, and significantly reduced soft tissue injuries to shoulders and back with less bags being man handled. I noted also the presence of several Filterfab/TRLA SA ironer safety posters around the plant, including one taped to an ironer near the control unit. Kim said all workers in the plant have completed the on- line training course and the CD was a marvellous training facility for the industry. The plant operates Monday to Friday two shifts of 10 hours, with an overlap of one hour. There are fifteen staff on the floor, four in washroom, some on bins, with a crew of four coming in on Saturday and Sunday for four hours to sort dirty wear. On Sunday two wash the incontinent pads so these are good to go on Monday morning. Four trucks service the district, one to Peat Island, one for Morriset and Kanangara, and two around the general Stockton district Thank you Kim, and staff of Stockton Centre for a very interesting laundry tour. 20 years on the Voss continuous batch washer is still churning out the linen in a very reliable fashion All laundry staff complete the online ironer training course. Filterfab safety posters adorn the ironer. David and Chris Kelly (Clean As A Whistle Laundry), President Jeff Gruber (Aladdin Laundry) and Ros Kelly, (Clean As A Whistle Laundry). THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER, VOLUME 59 #3 2009 37 Charlene and Peter Hobday (Stockton Centre).
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