Specialists, or other personnel should be reported
to your immediate supervisor.
Sendbacks are articles in individual bundles
and bulk lots that must be sent back for
reprocessing. Place an article sent back for
reprocessing in a net so that it can be reworked
immediately. Because sendbacks hold up delivery
of laundry, they should receive special attention
so that you can make delivery on schedule.
Recheck on them occasionally to make certain the
desired work is being done.
CLAIMS FOR DAMAGED
Claims by crew members arising from loss of
or damage to personal clothing in the ships
laundry should be handled as shown in the
The goal for laundry claims during any given
accounting period is zero; however, very seldom
is this goal obtained. Mistakes are made and
claims are submitted usually because of the
Errors made during marking or assembly
Delivery to the wrong division or
Weak security controls in the laundry
Clothing damaged during processing
Loss or damage to clothing can only be
corrected through the use of proper laundering
procedures. The primary factor attributed to loss
of clothing in the laundry is poor lot control. If
the laundry has good lot control it will avoid
delays, confusion, and loss of clothing articles.
To minimize laundry claims due to lost or
damaged clothing, laundry processing as discussed
in this chapter should be followed.
SECURING FITTINGS AND
Yoke is one of the damage control material
conditions that is set each day aboard ship just
after working hours.
Once the laundry is secured for the day, the
Ships Serviceman working as damage control
petty officer should make sure the material
condition of yoke is set properly in the laundry.
Normally these yoke fittings are logged closed in
damage control central at this time. If the laundry
is going to operate past normal working hours,
any yoke fittings that are required to be opened
should be logged opened in damage control
Every day electricity to equipment is secured
by turning off the switch on each piece of
equipment that controls the power. The electricity
to any equipment should be secured when that
piece of equipment is not in use.
Steam to laundry presses should be secured
daily by closing the valve to the steam line
connected to the press. Care should be taken to
prevent burning yourself. The steam valve to the
laundry presses should be reopened the next
workday. Never leave loads of laundry in the
equipment or hang clothes near steam lines or
presses. All laundry cleaned for that day should
be picked up by the responsible division/
department before securing for the day.