The Best Housekeeping Tools Protect Hotel Staff and Compliance

Top 4 ways housekeeping tools help hotels comply with staff safety regulations

Housekeeping tools 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 housekeeping tools can help you and your hotel.


Real-time communication and reporting

Housekeeping tools 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. 


Employee training and documentation

Housekeeping tools 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.


Monitoring and tracking of work hours

Housekeeping tools 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.


Employee safety device (ESD)

Housekeeping tools 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.

If your hotel is located in a city or state that requires you to track the square footage your staff covers while working, MOP will help you stay compliant with those regulations as well!