Housekeeping apps for hotel staff, like MOP by Visual Matrix, have become increasingly important in helping hotels maintain compliance with government regulations regarding staff safety.
Here are the top four ways these apps can help.
Housekeeping apps allow for instant communication between staff and management, enabling them to report any safety hazards or incidents immediately. This quick response helps hotels comply with government regulations, such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards in the United States (29 CFR 1910) and the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 in the United Kingdom.
Housekeeping apps provide a platform for training materials, safety guidelines, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) that can be easily accessed by hotel staff. This ensures that employees are well-informed about safety procedures and helps hotels comply with regulations such as the OSHA’s General Duty Clause (Section 5(a)(1) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act) and the UK’s Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974.
Housekeeping apps can track employees’ work hours, breaks, and time off, ensuring that hotels comply with labor laws and regulations, such as the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in the United States and the Working Time Regulations 1998 in the United Kingdom. Compliance with these regulations helps hotels protect their staff from overworking and maintain a safe working environment.
Housekeeping apps can provide hotel staff with an ESD, like a panic button, required by local ordinances or regulations. In the case of MOP, there’s a panic button on every screen. With one touch, hotel management is alerted automatically of the staff member’s location in the hotel. It also automatically activates the camera on the staff’s mobile device to record the intruder.
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Health and Safety Executive. (n.d.). Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992. Retrieved from https://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/books/l24.htm
Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (n.d.). The OSH Act of 1970. Retrieved from https://www.osha.gov/laws-regs/oshact/completeoshact
UK Legislation. (1974). Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. Retrieved from https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1974/37/contents
U.S. Department of Labor. (n.d.). Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Retrieved from https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/flsa
UK Legislation. (1998). The Working Time Regulations 1998. Retrieved from https://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1998/1833/contents/made