The National : DRYCLEANER JAN APRIL 2019
The feeder has arms which have to be programmed for the type of sheets. e.g. the heavy, high end hospitality cotton sheets (80/20 cotton/poly) are heavier than the 50/50 cotton/poly usual for healthcare. Laundry produces a lot of lint, and the lint catchers are cleaned daily. Fans are employed to blow down lint from the ceiling and higher reaches every four weeks and this is vacuumed up. Lint is a fire hazard, and we are very good at cleaning our work area. Spontaneous combustion from the build up of heat in dryers and trolleys is another constant threat. A tour of the plant, even though it was not in operation, was a real eye- opener for the drycleaners who had never had the opportunity to see inside a large commercial laundry. Our trucks are sanitised after every use, confirmed by the person in charge signing for it. Robert addressed the suggestion by some that laundries such as Blueline have some sort of advantage, because they don’t have to make a profit. What is generally not known is that the 92 disability workers are supported by a staff of 200 people. It is a transparent operation. One of the main problems at Blueline is to do with staff, but it’s not the problems you might think: it is built up Annual Leave – they just won’t go! The repetition, safety, and friendships mean it feels a bit like being at school, seeing your friends every day. When I visit Blueline Laundry in Hobart during 2019, we will complete our look at this interesting company. Back to the canteen and some more donuts. Brian thanked Robert Fraser for his generosity and enthusiasm in taking delegates through the laundry, and explaining everything so thoroughly. THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DRYCLEANER & LAUNDERER JANUARY FEBRUARY MARCH APRIL 2019 13 Blueline Laundry trucks feature some of their workers so the community can see their happiness and pride in their job.
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