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HOUSEKEEPING (ROOM ATTENDANT)

TRAINER GUIDE

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THE HITT PROGRAMME

One of the several skill building products developed by the High Impact Tourism Training for Jobs & Income programme (HITT) is The Housekeeping – Room Attendant curriculum and training material. It is designed to support informal workers and potential workers from the tourism sector of Nepal; to enhance their productivity and professionalism, and increase their employability and income opportunities.

The HITT programme has been implemented by the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV), through the financial assistance of European Commission (EC) Investing in People programme. The HITT initiative aims to contribute to sustainable pro-poor growth in the informal tourism sector in seven least developed and developing countries in Sub-Saharan

Africa and Asia. Within the framework of this initiative, SNV and its local partners designed

a skill development programme for informal sector workers, specially women and youth,

unskilled and semi-skilled workers, in close collaboration with the private sector. In Nepal, the HITT programme has been working with the tourism sector to identify the occupations

in demand, develop training curriculums, produce training material and deliver training to

the beneficiaries. The six selected occupations include assistant cook, waiter, housekeeper, service excellence and hygiene, trekking guide, and homestay and lodge operators.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

SNV would like to thank first Employment Fund Secretariat (EFS) for coordinating among TVET service providers to produce the training materials. We acknowledge expertise shared by Jhapa technical institute, Global Institute of Hotel Management, Oriental Hospitality and Tourism Training, Sahara School of Hospitality Management, Janahit Trading and Training and Lisa Gordon-Davis in the development of the training model of Housekeeping – Room Attendant. SNV appreciates the contribution of Hospitality Solutions (HS) and Zaeem Ahmed in developing the training materials and coordinating with key stakeholders to develop the final product. Many thanks also to Monica Oliveros, Prakriti Sherchan from HITT for their inputs. Special thanks go to Bibek Shrestha who coordinated the publication of this series of manuals. We would also like to express our sincere thanks to Sanjay Madnani and his team at Umbrello Design who designed and illustrated it.

Contributions

This publication has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of SNV and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union. For more information on Europe Aid, please visit http ://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/

Table of Contents

About the Housekeeping - Room Attendant trainer guide

5

Objective of the housekeeping trainer guide

5

Trainers Kit

6

Activities

7

How to use the Trainer Guide

7

Resources required

8

MODULE 1 : HOTEL AND HOUSEKEEPING

9

Topic 1, 2 and 3 : Introduction of Hotel, Classification of Hotel and Different Department of the Hotel

10

Box 1, Icebreaker

10

Box 2, 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3, Introduction of hotel, classification and different departments of the hotels

11

Topic 4 : The Role of Housekeeping department

12

Box 3, 1.4, The Role of Housekeeping Department

12

Topic 5 to 7; Housekeeping Personnel, Dress Codes and Uniforms of the Housekeeping and Personnel Hygiene

13

Box 4, 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7 Housekeeping Personnel, Dress Codes and Uniforms of the Housekeepin and Personnel Hygiene

13

Topic 8, 9 and 10 : Communication, Guest Complaints and Handling Guest Complaints 14

Box 5, 1.8, 1.9 and 1.10, Communication, Guest Complaints and Handling Guest Complaints

14

MODULE 2 : PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE OF CLEANING

17

Topic 1, 2 and 3 : Definition of Cleaning, Definition of Soiling, Equipment and Material

18

Box 6, 2.1, 2.2 and 2.3, Definition of Cleaning, Definition of Soiling, Equipment and Material

18

Topic 4 and 5 : Cleaning Agents, Principles of Cleaning and Cleaning Procedures

20

Box 7, 2.4 and 2.5, Cleaning Agents, Principal of Cleaning & Cleaning Procedure

20

MODULE 3 : GUEST ROOMS, ROOM COMPONENTS AND KEY

23

Topic 1 to 4 : Types of Rooms, The Components of the Guest bed Room, Bed Types and Linen Requirements Standards, Key and Key Control

24

Box 8, 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3, Room Types & Guest Room Components

24

Box 9, 3.4, Key & Key Control

25

MODULE 4 : HOUSEKEEPING TROLLEY MANAEMENT, GUEST ROOM CLEANING AND HANDOVER PROCEDURE

27

Topic 1 : Function of Housekeeping Trolley (maid cart)

28

Box 10, 4.1, Function of Housekeeping Trolley (maid cart)

28

Topic 2 to 4 : Efficient Room Cleaning, Cleaning of a Vacant Room, Closing down and preperation for the next shift

29

Box 11, 4.2 and 4.3 Efficient Room Cleaning and Cleaning of a Vacant Room

29

Box 12, 4.4, Closing down and prepering for next shift

31

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MODULE 5 : CLEAN PUBLIC AREAS

33

Topic 1 : Public Area Cleaning

34

Box 13, 5.1 to 5.1.3 Public Areas

34

MODULE 6 : LAUNDARY FUNCTIONS AND LINEN MANAGEMENT

37

Topic 1, 2 and 3 : Laundry, Laundry Equipment, Maintainting Linen Room and Linen

38

Box 14, 6.1 and 6.2, Laundry and Laundry Equipment

38

Box 15, 6.3, Maintaining Linen Room & Linen

39

MODULE 7 : HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES AND OTHER DUTIES

41

Topic 1 : Other Guest Services

42

Box 16, 7.1 to 7.1.8, Room Transfers, Guest Requests, Staff requests, Service Housekeeping Requests, Checking Room Allocations, Room Status, Guest Information and Room Allocation

42

Box 17, 7.1.9 to 7.1.11, Assginig cleaning rooms, Turndown service, Lost and Found Property

43

Topic 2, 3 and 4 : Responding to VIPs, Looking after Plants and Housekeeping Supply Management

44

Box 18, 7.2, 7.3 and 7.4, Responding to VIPs, Looking after Plants and Housekeeping Supply management

44

MODULE 8 : MAINTENANCE, SAFETY, SECURITY & RISKS

45

Topic 1 to 4 : Reporting Maintenance Problems ,Safe Work Practices, Safety in Room Cleaning and Servicing, Preventing Accidents

46

Box 19, 8.1 to 8.4, Reporting Maintenance Problems, Safe Work Practices, Safety in Room Cleaning and Servicing, Preventing Accidents

46

Topic 5 to 8 : Safely Handling Cleaning Agents, Equipment and Machinary, Hygiene and Safety Risks in Bathrooms, Precaution against infectious Disease, Personnel Safety Issues

47

Box 20, 8.5 to 8.8, Safely Handling Cleaning Agents, Equipment and Machinary, Hygiene and Safety Risks in Bathrooms, Precaution against infectious Disease, Personnel Safety Issues

47

Topic 9 to 12 : First Aid, Proper Use of Hazard Signs and Safety Inspections, Security in Hotel

48

Box 21, 8.9 to 8.12, First Aid, Proper Use of Hazard Signs and Safety Inspections, Security in Hotel

48

Box 22, First Aid, Housekeeping harzards and common risk scenarios

50

Topic 13 : Pest Control

51

Box 23, 8.13, Pest Control

51

Topic 14 : Fire

52

Box 24, 8.14, Fire

52

Box 25, 8.14, Assesing Fire Risks

52

Annex-1 : Introduction to HITT teaching Techniques

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About the Housekeeping – Room Attendant trainer guide

This trainer guide is developed to help the trainer give training for the Housekeeping – Room Attendant course, based on the learner manual and with clear guidance. It is sequenced and follows the content of the leaners manual and provides each step in delivering each topic, with activities and interactive questions as well as particular resources and materials that trainer may require to teach the specific topic. The guide incorporates adult learning and active teaching methods specifically adopted and refined for the level of target trainer and beneficiaries alike. Throughout the development of the material, the competence of the service personnel in the Kathmandu valley was considered through market needs analysis in the food and beverage sector. Industry experts and TVET services provided further technical and practical inputs focusing on the industry demands and requirements. The learning from the pilot phase has been integrated into the final set of training materials.

Objective of the housekeeping trainer guide

The goal of this guide is to enable the trainer to deliver the actual content of the learner’s manual in an effective and efficient manner within the allocated time frame

Course Duration and training venue

This course is designed to be completed in 390 hours, and consists of theory, practical activity and practical experience of internship in a suitable establishment. Ideally, a classroom should have a maximum of 20 participants. The training venue should have sufficient space available to conduct the various activities described in the trainer guide and also other facilities such as the different types of housekeeping equipment, tools, chemicals, cleaning agents, linen etc as well as accessories for demonstration, role play to practice the lessons of the course.

Target Audience of the trainer guide

Any hotel, homestay, restaurant, lodge and other types of accommodation which cater to visitors can use this trainer guide. In order to obtain the maximum benefit from this course, it is highly recommended that you attend HITT training program delivered by the “HITT master trainer”.

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the beneficiaries should be able to demonstrate and practice the following :

• Explain the role, function and organisation of the housekeeping department of a hotel

• Demonstrate the principles and practices of cleaning as applied to the duties of a room attendant

• Understanding of basic room setup and components of the guest rooms

• Trolley (maid cart) set up and management

• Cleaning techniques, methods, sequences and processes applied in guest rooms and public area cleaning

• Laundry operation and linen management

• Common injuries and First Aid

• Understanding risk and preventive measures

Formative Assessment

Learners may be formatively assessed throughout the course. This will take place in the form of quizzes, practical exercises and/or application.

Summative Assessment

A final summative assessment may be given to learners at the end of the course and will be based on the learning outcomes for the course.

This assessment is (indicate what format this assessment will take, for example, a paper- based assessment, a practical, simulation) to be completed at the end of the course; for practical assessments, the practical components of the course must be combined into an integrated assessment to ensure that learners can demonstrate the entire process.

After completing this 390 hour course the learners will go through NSTB - CTEVT exam, a paper-based written exam and practical exam. Certifications will be awarded after successful completion of exams.

Trainers Kit

To train this course effectively, you will have to invest time and effort into putting a training kit together. Ideas for the content of the kit are provided in the “Resources” column of the detailed guide for each module.

The materials and resources will enhance your training. Your kit should contain resources such as :

• Paper-based : books, photos, magazines, posters, notices, signs, advertisements, brochures, maps, etc.

• Equipment-based resources : utensils, cleaning equipment, knives, etc.

• Samples and examples : materials used in industry, items learners may have not seen before – e.g. strange vegetables, food items, product samples, etc.…

When preparing for your classes, go through the resources needed; collect or prepare these well in advance, especially where you need industry samples and examples, flashcards, new articles etc. If possible, share these with colleagues to reduce the workload on one person, and to make the resources available to other classes as well.

Activities

This trainer guide provides for many and varied activities. These activities are not all

included in the Learner Guide.

what activities you can deliver based on time and facilities available. Try to do as many activities as possible to facilitate Active Learning opportunities for your learners. See annex 1 for HITT teaching techniques methods and various tools and resources that can be applied to deliver this course

Depending on your time and resource, you must identify

Activities are provided in the following categories :

• Out of class research – such as sourcing information in industry. Learners will do this out of class time and you will facilitate feedback on their findings and draw conclusions

• Practical activities : these include role-plays, tastings, identification tests, flashcard games, simulations, guest speakers, audio-visual sessions, industry visits, demonstrations and practice time

• Discussion-based : learners will have time to discuss various topics either as a large group or in smaller groups. Facilitate feedback from these discussions.

How to use the Trainer Guide

Icons

Activityfrom these discussions. How to use the Trainer Guide Icons Questions to ask participants Tips Use

Questions to ask participantsFacilitate feedback from these discussions. How to use the Trainer Guide Icons Activity Tips Use resources

discussions. How to use the Trainer Guide Icons Activity Questions to ask participants Tips Use resources

Tips

Use resources

discussions. How to use the Trainer Guide Icons Activity Questions to ask participants Tips Use resources

Ice breaker

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Resources required

In order to teach this course, please ensure that you have the following available. The specific resources needed for each topic are listed in the lesson plans and boxes.

Resources

Quantity

Trainer’s guide

1

(1 for each trainer)

Trainer’s kit (see below)

1

Attendance register

1

Registration form

1

per learner

Post-training evaluation form

1

per learner

Stationery (pen, notepad, folder)

1

for each participant

Whiteboard markers

1

multicolour pack (red, blue, black, green)

Permanent markers

1

multicolour pack

Brown/white paper

 

150

sheets

Masking tape

2

rolls

Meta–cards

 

200

pcs

Glue-sticks

2

pcs

Name tags

As required

Learners’ kits

1

per participant

Learner Manuel

1

Attendance Register

1

Laptop and Data Projector

1

Housekeeping Amenities / linen

1

set

Contents of trainer’s kit

Quantity

Pictures related to housekeeping department

 

1 set

Playing Card

 

1 set

Sticker of different multicolour (red, green, yellow, blue)

 

1 set

Scenarios (complaints)

 

1 set

Cards with request written for role-play

 

1 set

Meta-cards with key words and sentences organised into questions and answers

 

1 set

Meta-cards of Housekeeping Organizational Chart

 

1 set

Housekeeping cleaning materials

 

1 set

Housekeeping amenities

 

1set

Housekeeping linen

 

1set

Forms used in housekeeping department

1

set

MODULE 1

HOTEL AND HOUSEKEEPING

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Topic 1, 2 and 3 : Introduction of Hotel, Classification of Hotel and Different Department of the Hotel

Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : Able to classify hotel on the basis of facilities they provide, ownership and management, size, location and number of rooms

• Knowledge : Classification of hotel, Hotel organization and Room Division

• English terms : Small hotel, Management, Staffing, Ownership, Facilities

• Attitude : Responsible, seek to learn, attentive, curious and acknowledge the importance of hotel and its type

Box 1, Icebreaker

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Ice break

Ice break Introduction game of facilitator and learners :

Introduction game of facilitator and learners :

-Divided people into pairs. Ask them to take three minutes to interview each other.

 

-Each interview has to find 5 interesting facts about their partner.

-Bring everyone back to together ask everyone to present 5 interesting facts about their partners to the rest of the groups.

Compiling expectations

Provide learners with meta-cards and ask them to write on the cards what they want to learn from this course.

Collect the cards and read out each one, explaining whether the course will address learners’ expectations.

Setting norms

Discuss

The organisation of the training.

Division of tasks (who is the leader, who is the reporter, and who is the evaluator for the day?).

Rules regarding use of mobile phones, talking in class, attendance, starting and closing time, and lunch breaks…

MODULE1: HOTEL AND HOUSEKEEPING

Box 2,

1.1, 1.2 and 1.3, Introduction of hotel, classification and different departments of the hotels

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners,

Ask learners,

explain :

• Have you ever been to a hotel?

Organisation of a hotel, hotel classification and different departments in the hotel and their functions

• What is a hotel?

• What are different types of hotel?

• What do you understand by classification of hotels?

• What are the departments in a hotel and what are their functions?

 

• List answers of learners and explain them about

• The organisation of a hotel

• The classification of a hotel

Refer to :

• Different departments in the hotel and their functions

PPT Slide Page 1 to 9

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

Activity :

Activity : 1. Divide into groups of 2 or 3. Each group must take one of

1. Divide into groups of 2 or 3. Each group must take one of the hotel departments in the Learner Guide,

Poster

Presentation

 

and draw a poster showing how it engages with the housekeeping department.

2. Learners must present their poster to the rest of the class to explain what that department does, and how it relates to housekeeping.

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• A0 White paper

• Color marker

 

Continue with the topic by presenting and discussing the staffing in the housekeeping department with the delegates.

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Topic 4 : The Role of Housekeeping department

Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : Recognise housekeeping department, its function and various positions of housekeeping department

• Knowledge : Housekeeping department, function of housekeeping, duties and responsibilities

• English terms : Housekeeping, duties, role and responsibility

• Attitude : Responsible, acknowledge the importance of the duty

Box 3

1.4, The Role of Housekeeping Department

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners,

Ask learners,

explain :

• What is Housekeeping Department?

Housekeeping

• What is the function of housekeeping?

department

• How does housekeeping links with other departments?

• What are the positions in the housekeeping department and what are their duties & responsibilities?

• What is role of Executive Housekeeper?

• List answers of learners and explain them about;

• Housekeeping department,

Refer to :

• The housekeeper & Room attendant

PPT Slide Page 10 to 16

• Personal Hygiene

• Dress code

 

• Attributes & qualities of staffs.

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

Activity :

Activity : Prepare set or sets of flashcards with the names of the positions in an

Prepare set or sets of flashcards with the names of the positions in an organ gram. Hand these out to the delegates. They must place each flashcard in the right position on a wall or table to make up the proper levels of a house keeping brigade.

Resources :

Flashcard

organogram

a house keeping brigade. Resources : Flashcard organogram • Flashcards of hotel staff • housekeeping department

• Flashcards of hotel staff

• housekeeping department positions

MODULE1: HOTEL AND HOUSEKEEPING

Topic 5 to 7; Housekeeping Personnel, Dress Codes and Uniforms of the Housekeeping and Personnel Hygiene

Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : Recognition of housekeeping personnel duties, dress codes and personnel Hygiene

• Knowledge : Understand the specific duties assigned to the housekeeping personnel. Popper uniforms and quality and character of the housekeeping staffs

• English terms : Grooming, Dress Code, Uniform and attributes

• Attitude : Self-confidence, attention to detail and responsible

Box 4

1.5, 1.6 and 1.7 Housekeeping Personnel, Dress Codes and Uniforms of the Housekeepin and Personnel Hygiene

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

explain :

Discuss and explain :

Ask learners,

• Who are housekeeping personal?

Attributes and qualities of housekeeping personnel, dress code and personal hygiene.

• What are the specific duties of the housekeeping personnel?

• What are the qualities & attributes that housekeeping staffs should possess?

• What is the meaning of dress code and the hotels have specific dress codes for specific task?

• What would be appropriate dress code and why it is essential that you show to work with proper dress code?

• How do you maintain personal Hygiene?

Refer to :

• How would personnel hygiene the guest services and personnel health?

• List answers of learners and explain them about

 

• Attributes & qualities of staffs

• Personal Hygiene

• Dress code

• Characteristics of housekeeping personnel.

Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

Activity :

Hand washing

Activity : Hand washing
Activity : Hand washing

Practical of Hand washing Technique

Resources :

Hand washing gel & Towel

HOUSEKEEPING (ROOM ATTENDANT) TRAINER GUIDE

Topic 8, 9 and 10 : Communication, Guest Complaints and Handling Guest Complaints

Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : Communication and handling guest complaint, taking HEAT approach

• Knowledge : What is courtesy and types of communication, special guest needs and request and handling guest complaints

• English terms : Courtesy, communication, facial expression, gesture, complaint

• Attitude : Hospitable, attentive, helpful and positive, responsible, yet diplomatic

Box 5

1.8, 1.9 and 1.10, Communication, Guest Complaints and Handling Guest Complaints

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

 
  Ask Learners,

Ask Learners,

Discuss and explain :

Communication,

complaint and

handling

• What is communication?

• Why is it important?

• What are the different types of communication?

• Ask all learners which problems and complaints can occur with guests.

 

• Why do guest complain and what would be the result if you do not address properly?

Refer to :

 

• List answers of learners and explain them about;

 

• Display courtesy and good communication skills.

PPT Slides 17 to 21

• Provide information to guests on requests.

• Respond to special needs of guests

• Handle guest complaints

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

Demonstration :

Discuss Gestures and Symbols as a means of communication using Flashcards of internationally recognised symbols to illustrate that all people have some common communication and understanding.

Discuss gestures, expressions and body language as a means of communication.

 
  Resources :

Resources :

Flashcards

MODULE1: HOTEL AND HOUSEKEEPING

Group Activities, Sequence 1 :

Group Activities, Sequence 1 : Ask all learners which problems and complaints can occur with guest

Ask all learners which problems and complaints can occur with guest

enact a complaint from the guest followed by a good way and bad way of handling it

Divide learners into groups of 3 : one as a Housekeeping staff and two as guests.

Ask each group to select (make up) a problems/ complaints scenario (trainer’s kit) and enact it. The staff has to try and handle the issue professionally.

Ask participants to observe both performances and identify what went well and what went wrong in each session.

Capture and summarise the observations on a brown sheet of paper.

Provide tips for handling complaints.

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

 

• Scenarios (For complaints)

Activity :

Activity : Divide into groups of three and role play the guest complaint scenarios that you

Divide into groups of three and role play the guest complaint scenarios that you will be given. Use the HEAT method to handle the complaint

HEAT Role Play, Sequence 2

Resources :

Resources :

Role play cards

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MODULE 2

PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE OF CLEANING

HOUSEKEEPING (ROOM ATTENDANT) TRAINER GUIDE

Topic 1, 2 and 3 : Definition of Cleaning, Definition of Soiling, Equipment and Material

Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : Handling, cleaning equipment, agents and cleaning techniques

• Knowledge : Cleaning agents, equipment, its type, selection of cleaning agent and equipment and principle of cleaning procedure

• English terms : Cleaning agents, Absorbents, Polishes, Paraffin oil, Detergent and Soap, Solvent

• Attitude : Responsible, caring, alert, attentive and attention to detail

Box 6

2.1, 2.2 and 2.3, Definition of Cleaning, Definition of Soiling, Equipment and Material

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners,

Ask learners,

explain :

• What is the definition of Cleaning?

Cleaning, soiling and housekeeping equipments

• What is the definition of Soiling?

• What do you understand by cleaning equipment & materials?

 

• What are manual equipment?

• What are the mechanical equipment?

• List answers of learners and explain them about;

• Cleaning

Refer to :

• Soiling

PPT Slides 22 to 24

• Manual and mechanical equipment.

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

MODULE 2 : PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE OF CLEANING

Identification : tools, equipments and their purpose

Delegate instruction : List the different types of cleaning equipment used in your Hotel and or workplace. Include a note on what each one is used for. The following table may help :

Cleaning quipment Item

Purpose

1.

 

2.

3.

Identification test :

Various items and agent used in cleaning and servicing housekeeping areas. Include, for example various brushes, vacuum attachments, different types of cloths.

Demonstrate each item of equipment and allow each delegate to examine them.

Discuss :

Discuss :  
 

why various things are cleaned more or less often than other things ?

HOUSEKEEPING (ROOM ATTENDANT) TRAINER GUIDE

Topic 4 and 5 : Cleaning Agents, Principles of Cleaning and Cleaning Procedures

Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : Selecting proper cleaning agents, best cleaning methods, procedures and practices applied

• Knowledge : Cleaning agents, principle of cleaning procedure and practices

• English terms : Cleaning agents, cleaning principles and procedure

• Attitude : Responsible, caring, alert, attentive and attention to detail

Box 7

2.4 and 2.5, Cleaning Agents, Principal of Cleaning & Cleaning Procedure

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners,

Ask learners,

explain :

• What are different cleaning agents & their uses?

leaning agents & their uses. Principles of cleaning and cleaning procedures

• Proper use of cleaning agents?

• What is the reason of cleaning?

• What are the principles of cleaning procedure?

• What do you understand by cleaning frequencies?

 

• What are the techniques of cleaning?

• List answers of learners and explain them about;

Refer to :

• Principles of cleaning and cleaning procedures

• Cleaning floors and floor coverings

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

Identification test :

Allow the participant to examine Various cleaning agents used in cleaning and servicing in housekeeping. Please try to provide as many items as possible.

Demonstrate cleaning agents, chemicals etc and.

MODULE 2 : PRINCIPLES & PRACTICE OF CLEANING

Activity :

Activity : Discuss : Cleaning Frequency : Why various things are cleaned more or less often

Discuss : Cleaning Frequency : Why various things are cleaned more or less often than other things

Cleaning

Frequencies

Learner Instructions : In the table below, write in how often each item should be cleaned.

 

Items

Frequency of Cleaning

Carpets

 

Ashtrays

 

Toilets

 

Departure

 

room

Demonstration : Applying best cleaning practices.

Apply proper cleaning technique on a suitable surface or item, using the correct equipment and safety observations.

Allow practice time for learners

 
  Resources :  

Resources :

 

Cleaning agents used in the housekeeping

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MODULE 3

GUEST ROOMS, ROOM COMPONENTS AND KEY

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Topic 1 to 4 : Types of Rooms, The Components of the Guest bed Room, Bed Types and Linen Requirements Standards, Key and Key Control

Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : Identifying various types of Rooms, Bed sizes and Keys used in housekeeping management

• Knowledge : Understanding of different types of rooms, Room components, Types of Key and management

• English terms : Twin, Deluxe, Duplex, Cabana, Penthouse, Bed size, Baby Cot, Duvets, Pillows, Master Key and Key Card

• Attitude : Responsible, serviceable, alert, attentive

Box 8,

3.1, 3.2 and 3.3, Room Types & Guest Room Components

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners,

Ask learners,

explain :

• What are different types of rooms?

Room types and components of guest bed room

• What are different room components?

 

• What is mini-bar?

• What do you understand by Baby cot?

 

• What is bed linen?

• List answers of learners and explain them about;

• Room types

• Guest room components

Refer to :

• List different bed types?

PPT Slide 25 to 34

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

Activity :

Activity : Guest Room Set-up : Show the learners the standard room set up and different
Activity : Guest Room Set-up : Show the learners the standard room set up and different

Guest Room Set-up : Show the learners the standard room set up and different types of Linen

Demonstration :

Room setup

 

Resources :

• Pictures of Room types

• Beds and linen

MODULE 3 : GUEST ROOMS, ROOM COMPONENTS AND KEY

Box 9

3.4, Key & Key Control

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners,

Ask learners,

explain :

• What is key?

Key and Key Control

• What are the types of Key?

 

• Explain emergency & m aster Key?

 

• Different between key card & metal key?

• Why is key control system important?

• List answers of learners and explain them about;

 

Different types of Key and its purpose

Refer to :

Refer to :  
 

PPT Slide 35

Resources :

 

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

Identification test : Key Demonstration.

Identification test : Key Demonstration. Check what kind of keys are available, explain them to the

Check what kind of keys are available, explain them to the participants and let them be familiar with them

Resources :  

Resources :

 

Sample or picture of different key

HOUSEKEEPING (ROOM ATTENDANT) TRAINER GUIDE

MODULE 4

HOUSEKEEPING TROLLEY MANAGEMENT, GUEST ROOM CLEANING AND HANDOVER PROCEDURE

HOUSEKEEPING (ROOM ATTENDANT) TRAINER GUIDE

Topic 1 : Function of Housekeeping Trolley (maid cart)

Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : Using and handling housekeeping trolley

• Knowledge : Setting up trolley, different types of housekeeping supplies

• English terms : Trolley, Shower Cap, Toiletries, Sewing Kids, Pillow Slips, Bath Towels

• Attitude : Responsible, serviceable, caring, alert, attentive

Box 10

4.1, Function of Housekeeping Trolley (maid cart)

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners,

Ask learners,

explain :

• What is Housekeeping trolley?

Housekeeping supplies and trolley

• What are Room supplies and equipment carried in a trolley?

• How do you set up the trolley?

• How do you use the trolley?

• What are housekeeping supplies?

• List answers of learners and explain them about;

 

• Trolley setup

Refer to :

• Housekeeping supplies and trolley management

PPT Page 36

 
 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

Activity :

Activity : Trolley Set-up : Learner Instructions : Prepare and set up a trolley for cleaning
Activity : Trolley Set-up : Learner Instructions : Prepare and set up a trolley for cleaning

Trolley Set-up : Learner Instructions : Prepare and set up a trolley for cleaning six departure rooms. Note how long it takes. Practice and improve your speed.

Demonstration of trolley setup

Resources :

Collection of various housekeeping supplies. Amenities

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Topic 2 to 4 : Efficient Room Cleaning, Cleaning of a Vacant Room, Closing down and preparation for the next shift

Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : Guest room cleaning procedure, making a bed, cleaning bathroom and shift closing

• Knowledge : Applying best practices in room cleaning procedure, and shift handover

• English terms : Cleaning, Efficient, Vacant, Handover, Procedure

• Attitude : Attentive, tactful, attention to detail and responsible

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4.2 and 4.3 Efficient Room Cleaning and Cleaning of a Vacant Room

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners,

Ask learners,

explain :

• What do you understand by room cleaning?

Guest room allocation, entering rules, room cleaning procedure and shift handover.

• How would you enter a room?

• Is there specific rules applied in entering a guest room?

• How do you clean room efficiently?

• What is guest room cleaning procedure?

 

• What is the key principle to remember to clean rooms efficiently?

• What is the sequence of cleaning & making guest bedroom?

• How do you make a bed?

• What is a mitred corner?

• What do you understand of room amenities?

• How do you clean bathroom & floor?

Refer to :

• What are the important areas that you need to focus when cleaning guest bathroom?

PPT Slides 37 to 44

• What is a final inspection?

• How is the guest room inspection report prepared?

• List answers of learners and explain them about;

• Room entering procedure and rules applied

• Clean and service a guest room

• Close down and prepare for the next shift

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

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Flashcard game

Flashcard game Hold up flashcards with the various room status codes, and the group must shout

Hold up flashcards with the various room status codes, and the group must shout out the status once they recognise the code.

 

Demonstrate and explain, provide time to practice.

 
  Resources :

Resources :

Flashcards

Activity :

Activity :  
 

Mini Bar Items :

Learner Instructions : List the items that you might find in a hotel mini-bar.

Activity :

Activity : Learner Instructions : When you carry out the final observation check of a bedroom,

Learner Instructions : When you carry out the final observation check of a bedroom, you must look at the room as if you are a guest. Practice “seeing things through the eyes of the guest” by doing the following :

1. Sit in the chair and look at the floor. What do you see?

Observation

Check

 
 

2. Go out into the corridor, and then walk back into the room. What is the first thing you see when you open the door?

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4.4, Closing down and prepering for next shift

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

explain :

Closing down procedure and shift handover

Discuss and explain : Closing down procedure and shift handover

Ask learners,

• What would be the next step when you finish your shift?

• What do you understand by the term closing down and handover?

 

• What are the specific procedure of the shift closing and handover?

• What are th e key areas that you need to look at when doing the shift hand over?

Refer to :

• What are critical points to be looked at when closing and handing over?

• List answers of learners and explain them about;

 

• Closing down

• Critical and important areas of the closing down

• Shift Handover

Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

Activity :

Room Inspection Form

Activity : Room Inspection Form
Activity : Room Inspection Form

Learner Instructions : Provide room inspection form to the participants and request them to fill properly.

Resources :

Monitoring Forms

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MODULE 5

CLEAN PUBLIC AREAS

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Topic 1 : Public Area Cleaning

• Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : cleaning lifts, restaurants and rest rooms, preparing maintenance report

• Knowledge : public area and cleaning procedures, maintenance reporting, handling plants and cleaning schedule

• English terms : public area, gardening, rest room, waste and rubbish, maintenance

• Attitude : Attention to detail, patient, problem solving and willingness

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5.1 to 5.1.3 Public Areas

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners,

Ask learners,

explain :

• What do you understand by Public Area?

Public area cleaning procedure and guidelines.

• What are the public areas in a hotel?

• What is the procedure of cleaning different public areas?

• What is periodic cleaning?

• List answers of learners and explain them about;

Refer to :

• Public area cleaning

• Procedure and frequency

PPT Slides 45 to 49

• Specific methods and procedure when cleaning such as lifts, toilets, chairs and other furniture.

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

MODULE 5 : CLEAN PUBLIC AREAS

Activity team

Activity team Divide group into two teams :

Divide group into two teams :

presentation :

Each team should brainstorm and present to the other team on their topic. One must define and identify ‘public areas’ of a hotel. The other must define and identify what are not public areas.

 

Answers :

• Public : front of house areas : parking lots, swimming pool area, lobby, reception, stairs, lifts, restaurant, terrace, bars, etc.

• Non-public : back of house areas : stores, offices, workshops, kitchen, laundry, etc

Activity :

Activity : Show the images of different public areas and ask the participants to identify how
Activity : Show the images of different public areas and ask the participants to identify how

Show the images of different public areas and ask the participants to identify how often cleaning is needed and why?. Make sure there is big selection of images.

Cleaning

frequency

Resources :

Images of the public areas

Activity :

Learner Instruction :

Thinking on your feet : Public area cleaning and common scenarios

Thinking on your feet : Public area cleaning and common scenarios

What would you do if?

1. A guest, sitting in the Reception area, tells you to stop vacuuming because the noise is giving her a headache?

2. The Night Porter is supposed to vacuum the Reception area, but the standard of the finished job is always poor.

3. You have just finished cleaning the lobby when a guest drops cigarette ashes on the carpet?

4. You are trying to clean the Reception area, but there is a tour group checking out and their luggage is all over the place?

5. While you are cleaning the lobby, a guest approaches you and orders a cup of tea?

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MODULE 6

LAUNDRY FUNCTIONS AND LINEN MANAGEMENT

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Topic 1, 2 and 3 : Laundry, Laundry Equipment, Maintaining Linen Room and Linen

Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : Laundry operations, equipment and linen management

• Knowledge : Laundry, types of laundry equipment, linen room activities and linen types

• English terms : Laundry, Washers, Soaking, Valet, Sorting, Multan, Uniforms

• Attitude : Responsible, serviceable, alert and attentive

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6.1 and 6.2, Laundry and Laundry Equipment

Activity

 

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners,

Ask learners,

explain :

• What do you understand by laundry?

Laundry department, Functions and common Equipment and usage.

• What are the reason for Laundering Clothes

• Functions of laundry department?

• Why do you laundry clothes?

• Different types of Laundry equipment?

 

• List answers of learners and explain them about;

 

• Laundry department and functions

• Laundry equipment

Refer to :

Refer to :  
 

Resources :

PPT Slide 50

 

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

Activity :

Activity : Laundry layout : Show the learners the laundry picture

Laundry layout : Show the learners the laundry picture

Demonstration

Laundry Equipments : Show the learners the equipments picture

 
  Resources :

Resources :

Images of laundry and equipment

MODULE 6 : LAUNDRY FUNCTIONS AND LINEN MANAGEMENT

Box 15

6.3, Maintaining Linen Room & Linen

Activity

 

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners,

Ask learners,

explain :

• What is a Linen room?

Linen Room activities, Linen Management and types

• What are the different activities of the linen room?

• Layout of a linen room?

• Major function of Linen room?

 

• Different types of Linen?

• List answers of learners and explain them about;

Refer to :

 

• Linen Room

 

• Different types of linen

PPT Slide 51

• Activities

 

• Equipment and its function

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

Activity :

Activity : Laundry and Linen room layout :

Laundry and Linen room layout :

Demonstration

Show the learners the linen room picture and layout

Activity :

Activity : Quality check for linen

Quality check for linen

Demonstration

Show samples of different types of linen

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Pictures of Linen room

• Linen Samples

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MODULE 7

HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES AND OTHER DUTIES

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Topic 1 : Other Guest Services

Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : Room transfers, Guest request, Room allocations, Room status and Turn down services

• Knowledge : Different housekeeping services and how to attend to various requests

• English terms : Room transfers, Room allocation, turn down, lost and found

• Attitude : Positive, honest, service minded and careful, smiling, efficient

Box 16

7.1 to 7.1.8, Room Transfers, Guest Requests, Staff requests, Service Housekeeping Requests, Checking Room Allocations, Room Status, Guest Information and Room Allocation

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners,

Ask learners,

explain :

• What are the different types of services provided by housekeeping department to the guest?

Other

Housekeeping

• What are specific procedures of the following? And why?

services

• Room Transfers

• Guest Requests

• Staff Requests

• Service Housekeeping Requests

• Checking Room Allocations,

Refer to :

• Room Status

PPT Page 52 to 54

• Guest Information Directory

• Room Allocation

• List answers of learners and explain them about specifics of above;

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

Demonstration :

Demonstration : Housekeeping Form & Format : Show the learners form & format of housekeeping related

Housekeeping Form & Format : Show the learners form & format of housekeeping related above box.

Housekeeping

request forms

Demonstrate how to fill the forms & report.

Resources :

Resources :

• Samples of Room Status report

• Information directory

Role Play

Role Play Dealing with Guest Request : Show the learners how to do role play, then

Dealing with Guest Request : Show the learners how to do role play, then conduct a role play different guest request, One person must act as a Guest and other and Housekeeping staffs in class room

MODULE 7 : HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES AND OTHER DUTIES

Box 17

7.1.9 to 7.1.11, Assigning cleaning rooms, Turndown service, Lost and Found Property

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners,

Ask learners,

explain :

• How do you assign a clean room?

Room Assigning, evening turndown service, lost and found property

• What do you understand by turndown service?

• What is the preparation & procedure of offering the turn down service?

• What do you mean by lost & found?

• How do you record lost property

• List answers of learners and explain them about;

• Assigning clean room

• Provide turndown service

Refer to :

• Deal with lost and found property

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

Activity 1 :

Activity 1 : Leave some obvious things lying around the classroom for the learners to find.

Leave some obvious things lying around the classroom for the learners to find. They must each complete a lost and found form for the items. Use a range of items such as an old camera, wallet, watch etc. that do not work or are broken, costume jewellery that looks real, raincoat, cell phone, etc.

Demonstration and role play

Lost and Found property and reporting

Activity 2 :

Activity 2 : Learner Instructions; What will you do when the following situation occurs? • A

Learner Instructions; What will you do when the following situation occurs?

• A room maid finds a gold bracelet under the bed when cleaning a departure room.

House Policy for Lost and Found :

 

• A briefcase is left behind at the Reception desk.

• A guest has left their cell phone on a sun bed at the pool and cannot find it.

Refer to activity 1 and discuss additional housekeeping services

Resources :

• Lost and found form

• Lost property items : wallet, camera, watch, jewellery, cell phone, other

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Topic 2, 3 and 4 : Responding to VIPs, Looking after Plants and Housekeeping Supply Management

Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : Attending to VIPs, maintain and looking after Garden/ plants and Managing Housekeeping Supply

• Knowledge : Importance of VIPs and responding appropriately to their needs, role of housekeeping in maintaining plants and supply management.

• English terms : VIP, Plants and Supply Management

• Attitude : Caring, Attention and Service and business progress oriented

Box 18

7.2, 7.3 and 7.4, Responding to VIPs, Looking after Plants and Housekeeping Supply management

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners,

Ask learners,

explain :

• What do you understand by VIPs

VIPs, looking after Plants and Supply Management

• Why are they important?

• How do you treat them differently?

• What are the different types of amenities placed in their room?

 

• List down indoor plants you know?

• How do you look after plants?

• What are different supplies needed in housekeeping?

• List down room and F&B amenities?

• List answers of learners and explain them about;

Refer to :

• VIPs

• Different Plants, cleaning plants

• Room amenities, F&B amenities

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

MODULE 8

MAINTENANCE, SAFETY, SECURITY & RISKS

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Topic 1 to 4 : Reporting Maintenance Problems, Safe Work Practices, Safety in Room Cleaning and Servicing, Preventing Accidents

Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : Reporting and maintenance, safe work practice, making safety checklist

• Knowledge : Responsibility of safety & risks, working safely, safety warning, safety in room cleaning & service

• English terms : Safety, security, warning, prevention, accident

• Attitude : Responsible, caring, alert, attentive and attention to detail

Box 19

8.1 to 8.4, Reporting Maintenance Problems, Safe Work Practices, Safety in Room Cleaning and Servicing, Preventing Accidents

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners,

Ask learners,

explain :

• What is maintenance?

Maintenance, reporting, safe work practices and accident prevention.

• What are the different types of maintenance?

• What are the areas that housekeeping has to report on maintenance?

• What is the process of reporting the maintenance?

 

• What are safety warnings and why they are used?

Refer to :

• What are the safety measures you ensure during cleaning procedure?

PPT Slides 55 to 56

• How do you practice safe work & what are the guidelines?

• What are the safety precautions you have to follow while cleaning & servicing the rooms?

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

Demonstration :

Demonstration : show examples of protective clothing – actual examples of masks, gloves, etc. or photos

show examples of protective clothing – actual examples of masks, gloves, etc. or photos

Safe work

etiquette.

 

MODULE 8 : MAINTENANCE, SAFETY, SECURITY & RISKS

Topic 5 to 8 : Safely Handling Cleaning Agents, Equipment and Machinery, Hygiene and Safety Risks in Bathrooms, Precaution against infectious Disease, Personnel Safety Issues

Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : Proper handling of cleaning agents and machinery, and applying best practices working in toilets

• Knowledge : Risks of inappropriate handling of the cleaning agents, heavy objects and machinery. Health risks in toilet cleaning and prevention

• English terms : Safe handling, cleaning agents, equipment, diseases and precaution

• Attitude : Responsible, caring, alert, attentive, attention to detail, risk prevention and wellbeing oriented

Box 20

8.5 to 8.8, Safely Handling Cleaning Agents, Equipment and Machinary, Hygiene and Safety Risks in Bathrooms, Precaution against infectious Disease, Personnel Safety Issues

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners,

Ask learners,

explain :

• Why is it important to know proper use of the agents?

Proper handling of cleaning agents, machinery and tools, common risks in the toilet cleaning and prevention

• Why is it essential to read proper use of the agents and know how to handle?

• How would you store the cleaning agents?

• What are common risks of handling electric equipment?

• Why is it necessary to maintain them as per manufacturer instruction (safety, health and hazard)?

 

• What are the general precautions when handling and storing equipment?

Refer to :

• Why it essential that you follow best practices and specific measure when handling toilet waste?

• What are the risk of contracting of infectious diseases when cleaning toilets

• What are the precautions that you must take when cleaning the toilets?

• What is the meaning of injury reporting, and what are the common procedures that you need to be aware of?

• List answers of learners and explain them about :

• Cleaning agent handling

• Storing

• Maintenance / caring

• Preventive measures

• And general reporting procedures

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

Demonstration :

Demonstration : Bathroom cleaning, practical session

Bathroom cleaning, practical session

Bathroom

cleaning, best

practices

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Topic 9 to 12 : First Aid, Proper Use of Hazard Signs and Safety Inspections, Security in Hotel

Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : To respond appropriately to Small injuries, maintain a First aid Box, on the appropriate use of hazard signs and safety inspection

• Knowledge : First aid, understanding hazard signs and usage and safety awareness

• English terms : First Aid, Safety measures, hazard signs and safety inspections

• Attitude : Anticipating, responsible, risk reduction and wellbeing of guests

Box 21

8.9 to 8.12, First Aid, Proper Use of Hazard Signs and Safety Inspections, Security in Hotel

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners,

Ask learners,

explain :

• What do you understand by First Aid?

First Aid, Hazards and Security in the Hotel

• Why is first aid is important at work?

• What would you do if someone trips, falls, cuts or having difficulty in breathing?

• What can be done to avoid them?

• What are hazard signs and what their purposes?

• When and where you should use them?

Refer to :

• What are general safety issues that relate to wellbeing of guest and staff? (Objects, water, electricity, gas, uneven floor surfaces, wet and moisture rooms)

• Can you play any role in assuring safety of the hotel and guest? If so, how?

• What are suspicious items that may harm and how do you have to deal with them?

• List down the answers provided by learners and explain them about;

• First Aid

• Hazards

• Safety Measure

• Security in the hotel

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• Marker

• Brown Paper/white board

MODULE 8 : MAINTENANCE, SAFETY, SECURITY & RISKS

Poster making :

Poster making : Divide the participants into group of and assign one of the following task

Divide the participants into group of and assign one of the following task for each group.

• Presentation of First Aid box and its content.

First Aid, hazard and safety issues

 

• Illustration of hazard signs and presentation.

• Identify suspicious items that may compromise guest and staff wellbeing and presentation.

 
  Resources :

Resources :

• White paper A0, Chart paper

• Pen, pencil and colour marker.

Activity :

Activity : News article : Find a news article about a robbery or security incident that

News article : Find a news article about a robbery or security incident that has happened in a hotel in your country. Read this to the delegates as a story, then discuss what could have been done to prevent such an event, how to respond to such a situation as a hotel and other relevant topics.

Case Study :

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First Aid, Housekeeping harzards and common risk scenarios

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Role play :

Divide the participants and ask them to role play the following scenarios

Common

hazards and

 

First Aid

1.

Some chemicals splashed into an eye of a room

attendant

2.

Room attendant burned her arm on an iron that a

guest had left on

3.

Sprain in the back from trying to move the bed to

clean under it

4. Colleague fell and cut her leg

5. Cut across three fingers from a broken glass in the

waste bin

Resources :

Resources :

Red Color for Blood

MODULE 8 : MAINTENANCE, SAFETY, SECURITY & RISKS

Topic 13 : Pest Control

Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : Ability to identify pests, measure and precautions that can be taken in the work environment

• Knowledge : Types of pest : crawling insects, flying insects, rodents, pantry pests Methods of preventing access, control or eradicating pests

• English terms : Pest, Insects, Control, Chemical, Cockroaches, Fleas

• Attitude : Alert, attentive and helpful and active

Box 23

8.13, Pest Control

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners

Ask learners

explain :

• What do you understand by pest?

Pest Control

• What are different types of pests found in the Hotel?

 

• Why it is important to control the pests in the Hotel?

• What are the preventive majors of pest control?

• List down the answers provided by learners and explain them about;

Explain about the pest control, its important and prevention.

 
  Resources :

Resources :

Refer to :

• Brown Paper

• Permanent Marker

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Topic 14 : Fire

Learning objective & topics covered in module

• Skills : Using Fire Extinguisher, Preventing fire

• Knowledge : Hotel fire, types of fire, causes of fire, types of fire extinguisher

• English terms : Flammable, Combustible, Class A,B,C,D,E, Co2, Foam, Squeeze, Sweep

• Attitude : Responsible, alert, attentive and attention to detail

Box 24

8.14, Fire

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Discuss and

Discuss and Ask learners

Ask learners

explain :

• What you understand by Fire?

Fire hazards, safety measures in the hotel

• What are its types?

• What are the causes of fire?

• What could have been done to avoid fire?

 

• How do you prevent electrical shock?

• What are different types of fire extinguisher?

• What to you understand by PASS

• List down the answers provided by learners and explain them about;

Fire safety and prevention

Refer to :

Refer to :  
 

PPT Slide 57

Resources :

• Brown Paper

• Permanent Marker

 

• First aid kit

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Box 25

8.14, Assesing Fire Risks

Activity

Teaching Methods and Specific Resources

Group Activity :

Group Activity : Divide into 2 groups. Ask them to identify potential fire risks, such as

Divide into 2 groups. Ask them to identify potential fire risks, such as electrical issues, gas and chemical as well as major shortcomings in case if fire breaks (evacuation / First Aid) problems. Present their findings to the class and solutions. The group who comes with most risks with best appropriate measure will be rewarded.

Resources :

Assessing fire

risks

 
 
  • A4 paper, white board.

• A4 paper, white board.

• Marker

• Fire Extinguisher

ANNEX-1: INTRODUCTION TO HITT TEACHING TECHNIQUES

Introduction to HITT teaching Techniques

Introduction

This module teaches you about HITT principles & Multi Skills applied to teaching techniques.

HITT Teaching & Technical Skills

The HITT Learning Approach is a set of core elements that promote High Impact training for our learners. These elements, as explained below, are integrated into HITT training programmes by trainers who are trained in the HITT Learning Approach.

All training programs are designed and delivered using this HITT Learning Approach. These core elements are also reflected in the templates used for the development of training materials for HITT training programmes.

Core elements of the HITT Learning Approach.

The following core elements have been identified as the foundation for any HITT learning interventions :

• Andragogy

• Acknowledge Prior Learning

• Active Learning

• Integrated Learning

• Creating Motivation for Learning

Andragogy

Andragogy is the process of helping adults learn. Adults learn best when learning is focused on them, not the teacher. The following should be kept in mind when training adults :

• Experience : as people mature, they accumulate their own individual experiences that provide useful resources for learning.

• Orientation to learning : as people mature, their perspective on time changes from one of postponed application of knowledge to immediate application. They also need to understand the relevance of the content in order to learn easily.

Principles of Andragogics : Adults :

• Need to know why they need to learn something; what value does it hold for them?

• They learn best when the topic is of immediate value. They are most interested in learning things that have immediate relevance to their job or personal life.

• Need to learn experientially (learn by doing). Therefore, some form of practical experience, including the opportunity to make mistakes, provides the basis for learning activities.

• Approach learning as problem solving; therefore adult learning is problem-based rather than theory-based.

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When training adults, the following should be kept in mind :

• Explain why specific things are being taught.

• Training must be about trainees doing things instead of remembering things. It should be based more on practical than on theory.

• Instruction should take into account the wide range of different backgrounds of learners. Learning materials and activities should allow for different levels/types of previous experience (see Prior Learning below).

• Since adults are self-directed, instruction should allow learners to discover things for themselves, providing guidance and help when mistakes are made.

Prior Learning

HITT targeted beneficiaries possess existing knowledge, beliefs, attitudes and a range of skills and experience. This will have been gained in other courses, formal and non-formal employment and through daily life. Trainees bring this prior learning into HITT training, which will influence how they filter and interpret what they are learning. We need to understand that this prior knowledge can help or hinder learning.

For example, they could enter the training knowing certain ways of doing things. If these are not correct, we will have to encourage them to change their habits and learn new ones. This will take time and an understanding that changing work habits can be difficult. However, if they arrive at the training with existing knowledge that is correct, this can speed up the learning of additional skills.

Active Learning

Active Learning requires people to become involved in the process of their own learning – simply put, it is learning by doing. The diagram below depicts a Cone of Learning (Edgar Dale) that shows how much people retain from learning in different ways.

It is easy to see that active learning such as doing the job, simulating the job, and presenting or participating in discussions creates the highest level of retention of learning.

The HITT Teaching Methods provide a range of active learning strategies and ideas to engage HITT trainees at the highest levels of learning.

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Cone of Learning

Cone of Learning

After 2 weeks we tend to remember Nature of Involvement Doing the Real Thing 90%
After 2 weeks
we tend to remember
Nature of Involvement
Doing the Real Thing
90% of what we
say and do
Simulating the Real
Experience
Doing a Dramatic
Presentation
Active
Giving a Talk
70% of what we say
Participating in a
Discussion
Seeing Done on
Location
Watching a Demonstration
50% of what we
hear and see
Looking at an Exhibit
Watching a
Demosntration
Passive
Watching a Movie
30% of what we see
Looking at Pictures
20% of what we hear
Hearing Words
10% of what we read
Reading

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Integrated Learning

Integrated learning occurs across two levels :

• Integrating theory and workplace learning

• Integrating learning outcomes across different topics or subjects of learning

Integration of theory and workplace : Learning is most effective when it is integrated with real work. In order to integrate learning effectively with real work, it is important that the trainer fully understands the work. If the trainer has not done the work themselves, then, in order to fully understand what the work entails, the trainer should watch workers, talk to workers and think in the way the person doing the tasks thinks. The trainer must understand their world, the day-to-day job pressures, the tools they use (or could use) and how they use them, the job input, processes and feedback mechanisms for people doing the job.

Integration at curriculum level : integrated lessons help trainees make connections across various topics in a course. Integrative learning comes in many varieties :

• Connecting skills and knowledge from multiple sources and experiences;

• Applying skills and practices in various settings; and,

• Understanding how different topics and skills work together.

Examples of integration between learning topics in HITT occupations are presented below :

Table 1 : Examples of Integration between Learning Topics in HITT Occupations

Occupation

Topics to integrate and teach together

Tourist Guiding

Customer service, communication, safety, destination knowledge, personal hygiene

Food and Beverage service

Ctustomer service, communication, F&B service skills, personal hygiene

Cooking

Cookery skills, food hygiene and personal hygiene, safety

Creating Motivation for Learning

The HITT Learning Approach recognises that learners must have a motivation to learn. In order to ensure that motivational strategies inspire learning to take place, the ARCS Model is used as one of the core elements of the HITT Learning Approach. The ARCS principles provide a foundation for learning design.

The ARCS Model identifies four essential strategy components for motivating trainees :

• Attention strategies for arousing and sustaining curiosity and interest; e.g. a problem statement, challenge, humour, etc.

• Relevance strategies that link to trainees’ needs, interests, and motives; e.g. increasing earning power, able to get employment

• Confidence strategies to help students gain confidence in their own abilities. When they experience success at challenging tasks; e.g. starting easy, and building skills and confidence to more difficult skills or topics

• Satisfaction strategies to create a sense of achievement certificates, rewards, scores.

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Table 2 provides few tips for making ARCS work in HITT training :

Tips for making ARCS work in HITT Training

Principle

Explanation

Attention :

Grabbing attention is the most important part of the model because it motivates learners to learn. Once learners are interested in a topic, they are willing to invest their time, pay attention, and find out more. This component is split into three categories :

Perceptual arousal is about using novel, surprising, incongruous, and uncertain events or situations;

• Concreteness – Use specific, relatable examples.

• Incongruity and Conflict – Stimulate interest by providing the opposite point of view.

• Humour – Use humour to lighten up the subject.

Inquiry arousal, offering challenging questions and/or problems to answer/solve; and

• Participation – Provide role-play or hands on experience.

• Inquiry – Ask questions that get students to do critical thinking or brainstorming.

Variability, using a variety of resources and methods of teaching.

Incorporate a variety of teaching methods (see the HITT Training toolbox).

Relevance

This includes a student’s need to feel that important personal needs are being met by the training programme. There are three methods for increasing a learner’s sense of relevance. These methods include familiarity, motive matching, and goal orientation.

Familiarity : Familiarity is the use of concrete language, examples, and concepts that are related to the learner’s experience and existing knowledge.

Motive matching : learner’s motivation will increase as they perceive the likelihood that the task will satisfy a basic need, motive, or value.

Goal Orientation : if the training will help a trainee reach a personal goal, then the trainee will be motivated to learn.

Confidence

This is about making learners feel that they can meet objectives and succeed. This links back to motivation.

Satisfaction :

To develop satisfaction, learners need to feel that the new skill is useful and they have chances to use these skills in the real world. This is created by feedback and reinforcement.

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Trainer Materials

Innovative, High Impact training depends on the type and nature of the tools and resources used by the trainer. These may include, where practical and possible, the following :

• Laptop computer

• Data projector

• Screen or clean wall

• Speakers

• Black board or white board

• Flip-chart paper

• Training kits : contents as discussed below

• Other resources such as drawing materials and large sheets of paper for poster presentations, etc.

Trainers should assemble a range of resources to make training interesting and exciting for delegates. It is highly recommended that each trainer assembles a kit that is relevant to the topics that they teach.

Training Kits

Innovative, High Impact training kits should contain resources in several formats such as :

• Paper-based : books, photos, magazines, posters, notices, signs, advertisements, brochures, maps, menus, industry examples such as order forms, reservation lists, etc.

• Equipment-based resources : utensils, service items, world globes, cleaning items and products, etc.

• Samples and examples : materials used in industry, items delegates may have not seen before – e.g. strange vegetables, food items, marketing materials, product samples, linen, etc.

Training Presentations

Innovative, High Impact presentations should reflect :

• High quality : no excess graphics, poor quality clip art or text effects

• Content : simple, clear and concise and not too much text – simple bullets or short sentences are enough.

• Graphics and pictures : serve a purpose, high quality and well placed

• Hyperlinks : to other sources of information such as PDF documents, websites (if live), video clips, documents e.g. policies, spread sheets, etc. Add some audio-visual interest to the training by linking to video clips using hyperlinks embedded in the presentations.

• Animation : no excessive animations that will distract the trainees.

• Clean fonts : no word art or text effects – these detract from the presentation and from the learning.

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Training Methods

A training method is the process, technique or approach that the trainer uses. The HITT Learning Approach has identified a number of training methods that will deliver high impact learning, especially for adult learners.

There are many teaching methods that can be used for training HITT beneficiaries. Some of these are well known and widely used – for example lectures, while others are more particular to our industry. We will not discuss the obvious ones such as lectures, but we will provide some ideas on activities that will make lectures far more engaging so that trainees participate in Active Learning.

The range of training methods can be used and adapted to any situation or training topics, and no specific criteria apply to which methods of training apply to specific topics. That said, a basic rule of thumb is that hard skills usually have a practical training method such as demonstrations, whereas soft skills use methods such as role plays for effective teaching.

Many of these training ideas can be adapted to use in the informal sector by field or on- location trainers. These methods and ideas are not restricted to a classroom setting.

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Teaching tool and techniques

The following table shows the HITT teaching techniques and tools that can be applied in the Housekeeping program.

Poster making and presentations

Purpose : To display, communicate message though visual image and extend knowledge.

Skills : designing and lay out, presentation of message in a clear and concise manner.

Where and when to apply : It can applied to warn and to remind, like hand washing procedure.

Materials required : Paper, pencil and marker.

Audio-visual

Purpose : To display, communicate message though audio and visual sources.

sessions

Skills : emphasis on listening and observing message - reflection.

Where and when to apply : It allows you to present real life incidents to the classroom, such as cases of food poisoning.

Materials required : computer / projector / radio and video equipment.

ID Test

Purpose : To create awareness and knowledge on the tools / equipment / glassware / fruits, vegetable and any other service or food related commodities. It should be tangible.

Skills : Equip learners on use and purposes of the items presented.

Where and when to apply : To identify any type of physical objects, such as different types of plates – glassware and ladles.

Materials required : selection of physical objects related to service and food production.

Experiments

Purpose : To create a real life case, scenario.

Skills : Learners will be able to experience implications of not following good practices, and how it can impact food production and service delivery.

Where and when to apply : This can be applied to show learners how food gets contaminated, cross- contamination by making a jelly experiment.

Materials required : Jelly experiment (jelly, dirt, hair etc.)

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Role Play

Purpose : To bring into classroom real life incidents and scenarios.

Skills : learners shall observe skills on communication (verbal and non-verbal), listening, handling and problem solving.

Where and when to apply : To show learners real working environment problems related to service and food production, such as bad service and customer complain.

Materials required : An incident, scenario and actors.

Demonstration

Purpose :