Success story: Professional
Cristal nursing home
Clearly defined dirt and cleanliness zones
Hygiene – the number 1 topic
As hygiene is extremely important for both a retirement and care home and a restaurant, the customer’s demands on its laundry were high. In the Cristal nursing home’s in-house laundry, 1,500 kg of laundry from residents, company laundry, flat laundry and restaurant laundry is processed every week. A clear separation of dirt and cleanliness zones was essential and short laundry transport routes also had to be guaranteed. It had to be possible to clean the laundry efficiently and allow ergonomic working with machines, rollers, tables and appliances.
From planning to installation
Schulthess took over the stocktaking, project planning, delivery and installation as well as commissioning. The project presented Schulthess with a number of challenges: The washing machines and dryers had to be placed in an existing floor plan while minimising noise pollution. To ensure that everything went smoothly, Schulthess organised a move of the machines to a temporary facility during construction work and only installed them in the new laundry afterwards. Another difficulty was the implementation of an efficient laundry cycle and the shortest possible distances to the lifts.
Challenges successfully overcome
Schulthess managed all of this efficiently and professionally, which Mira Rosic, head of housekeeping at the Cristal nursing home, confirms with satisfaction: ‘The separation of dirt and cleanliness zones has been implemented well, the laundry cycle is efficient and ergonomic working is certainly possible. Cleaning of the lingerie had also been efficient and training in the use of the machines and appliances professionally organised.’
Reconstruction in 2017
Of special interest
Retirement and nursing home with public restaurant
2.7 full-time equivalents of the home’s 89 employees
Residents’ laundry, company laundry, flat laundry, restaurant laundry
Lbs. (kg) laundry/week
c. 1.5 tonnes