Laundry Closure Plant Preservation Guidance

The Laundry Closure Plant Preservation Guidance (click to download below) is provided for the purpose of ensuring that equipment which has been taken out of service, isolated from all services and which is no longer in normal use, is maintained in good order.

Before you close, you should consider the following;

  1. wash up all soiled stock

  2. run a hot wash as your last cycle on all washing machines

  3. review security procedures - who has keys?

  4. how will you continue to recieve deliveries and post

  5. customer communication

  6. notify insurance company

  7. set up rota to inspect premises at least every other day

`When closing the laundry, there are key procedures which should be adressed before leaving the bulding and then managing the site during the closure period;

  1. Consider the external temperature - any risk of frozen pipes etc

  2. Meter readings

  3. Isolation of all services to equipment, but maintain to other essential systems, e.g. sprinkler system, telephones, alarm systems, etc

  4. Maybe worth considering to photograph all equipment on the asset register

  5. Consider disposal / sale of consumable stock

  6. Audit and photograph all stock on site

  7. Fire risk assessment and 'closing the door' check list

  8. Security arrangements - do you need to appoint a company

  9. Plan future site visits to check the site and undertake required maintenance (see below)

  10. Start to work on the 'Re-Start Plan' including commissioning, risk assessments, staff training, etc

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Richard Newton

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