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If the previous laundry supervisor did not keep this summary sheet, or did not keep the laundry logs  properly,  it  may  make  your  preparation  of the laundry schedule more difficult. In this case, use your past experiences plus other factors that determine  laundry  scheduling  to  prepare  a  workable and  effective  schedule.  You  may  have  to  adjust the  schedule  periodically  for  smooth  operations. THE  IDEAL  LAUNDRY  SCHEDULE The   ideal   schedule   fulfills   the   laundry requirements  aboard  your  ship.  Fulfilling  these requirements entails a trial and error period where you  adjust  the  schedule  until  requirements  are met. Since the factors that determine a laundry schedule vary, it is difficult and impractical to give you a schedule; however, we will give you the facts and  groundwork  for  making  a  schedule. Some  laundries  use  the  daily  schedule  (fig. 7-3). This type of scheduling allows the bulk lots LAUNDRY  SCHEDULE Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Officer All  division  bulk  work Cooks  and  messcooks Wardroom  table  linen CPO All  division  bulk  work Cooks  and  messcooks CPO  table  linen Officer All  division  bulk  work Cooks  and  messcooks All  wardroom  linen CPO All  division  bulk  work Cooks  and  messcooks All  CPO  linen Cooks  and  messcooks Field  day Finish  up  leftover  laundry Closed  in  port At sea: Cooks  and  messcooks CPO  and  officer  table  linen Figure 7-3.—Daily laundry schedule. to  be  delivered  daily  instead  of  once  or  twice  a week. This is not only an easier way of scheduling operations,  but  it  eliminates  the  stowage  of  soiled clothing  in  the  berthing  spaces  and  the  odors associated  with  them.  The  main  problem  with  the daily schedule is delivery and pickup. You must have complete control of delivery and pickup. As the laundry supervisor, you should have the names of  each  divisional  laundry  petty  officer  to  make sure  the  laundry  is  picked  up  and  delivered  on time. If the laundry is not picked up and delivered by a division daily, you will run into a light load on  one  day  and  a  heavy  load  on  another  day. Laundry that is not picked up daily will eventually become  cluttered  with  soiled  laundry  and  cause an  unsanitary  condition. On some ships, the daily schedule may not fit the  requirements  of  the  laundry.  This  may  be  due to  heavy  workloads,  lack  of  water,  steam,  or broken   equipment.   In   any   case,   you   have   to prepare a schedule to fit your laundry capabilities. Computing  your  laundry  capabilities  can  be simplified   by   using   the   laundry   worksheet illustrated in figure 7-4. Use the following steps when  computing  your  capabilities: 1. Enter the crew size and multiply by 24 to arrive at how much laundry you should be capable of  processing  a  week. 2.  Enter  the  number  of  officers  and  chief petty  officers  aboard. 3,  Enter  the  number  of  laundry  crew  (you should  have  approximately  1  laundryman  for  each 75  to  100  crew  members). 4.   Enter   the   total   number   of   washer extractors,   tumbler   dryers,   and   three   press operator  stations  aboard. 5. Multiply the number of installed washer extractors  by  their  weight  capacity.  Since  the production standard for a washer extractor is one load an hour this figure will tell you how much you  can  expect  to  wash  in  an  hour. 6.  Multiply  that  hourly  figure  by  96  and  it will tell you how much you can wash in a 96-hour workweek. 7.  Multiply  the  number  of  installed  dryers by  their  weight  capacity.  Since  the  production standard for a dryer is two loads an hour multiply the figure you arrive at by 2 and this will give you your  hourly  drying  capacities. 8. Multiply this figure by 96 to arrive at your drying  capabilities  for  a  96-hour  workweek. 9.   Since   the   production   standard   for   a three-press operator station is 20 shirts or trousers per  hour,  multiply  the  number  of  three-press 7-4

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