Housekeeping & Accommodation Studies - Main Topics of Study

Housekeeping

  • The housekeeper and the organisation of the department
  • Routine methods of work
  • The staffing of the department
  • Contracts
  • Security, safety and first aid
  • The housekeeper and the management of the department
  • Budgeting and buying

Cleaning

  • Cleaning equipment and agents
  • The linen room
  • Laundry, dry cleaning and stain removal
  • Pests and waste disposal

Room Interiors

  • Ceramics, glass, metals, plastics and sanitary fitments
  • Floorings or floor finishes
  • Carpets
  • Wall coverings
  • Fabrics
  • Soft furnishings
  • Beds and bedding
  • Furniture
  • Interior decoration – lighting, heating, ventilation and flowers
  • Planning trends

 

Recommended Reading

Main Text:

Hotel, Hostel & Hospital Housekeeping – Joan C Branson & Margaret Lennox (Hodder & Stoughton)