The occupational difficulties of hotel housekeepers
A housekeeper’s work involves uncomfortable postures and repetitive movements throughout the day.
Among the many tasks involved in their work, making beds causes severe strain on the back and upper limbs.
In addition to increasing the risk of accidents at work, this strenuous activity leads to musculoskeletal disease, or MSD, in the wrists, elbows, shoulders and back. MSD represent 80% of cases of occupational illness recognized by the French Social Security system.
The appearance of these diseases increases with age.
Across the country, one in 25 employees are victim of occupational accidents or illness, for a total of 700,000 people affected every year. One in ten are assigned a disability status by the Social Security. This situation generates approximately 47 million days of work stoppage for a cost of €8 billion.
- Avoid risks,
- Combat the risk at the source,
- Adapt the work to the human being, especially as regards the design of workstations, as well as the choice of work equipment and methods of work and production to limit repetitive work and reduce its effects on workers’ health,
- Keep apace with developments in technology,
- Plan prevention by incorporating technology, working conditions and work organization into coherent action...
- Giving your housekeepers a tool to make their work easier,
- Making the task of changing beds more efficient,
- Increasing the comfort of a task that is difficult for a housekeeper working alone: removing and replacing the duvet cover,
- Working towards the recognition of this arduous work that requires constant improvement to working methods,
- Offering the industry a new image by offering better working conditions, which could make hiring easier,
- Improving your guests’ experience with a perfectly-made bed,
- Actively contributing to sustainable employment: work together to put innovation at the heart of your business and improve working conditions.
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