Launderers, Dry Cleaners and Pressers

Launderers, dry cleaners and pressers supervise and undertake the washing, dry cleaning, ironing and pressing of clothing, household and other linen, carpets, curtains and other articles.

Entry Reqirements

Level 1 NVQ; GCSE at grades D-G

Typical Tasks

  • Performs a variety of laundering, dry cleaning and pressing tasks, including beating carpets and shaping starched collars, cuffs and hats.
  • Allocates washing machines to customers, ensures correct use of equipment and gives change.
  • Sets and operates drying machines and smoothes and shapes washed garments using hand iron or machine press.
  • Loads articles into washing and dry cleaning machines or electrically operated drum cleaning machine, operates controls to admit cleaning fluids and starts machine.
  • Removes difficult stains using chemicals or steam gun.
  • Sorts articles by fabric, colour and type and determines appropriate cleaning process.
  • Receives garment or item from customer for cleaning, checks pockets, buttons, zips, etc. and issues receipt.

Desired Skills

Learning Strategies, Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, Speaking, Writing, Active Listening, Monitoring, Active Learning, Mathematics, Science

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