Peninsula cleaning responsibilities

Gillies Hall what cleaners are expected to do


Weekly tasks

  • Clean lounge areas and passages.
  • Clean bathrooms and toilets.
  • Clean laundries and check dryer filters and washing machines.
  • Clean kitchen/dining rooms including stovetops, ovens, range hoods and microwave ovens.
  • Clean stairwells .
  • Check fire extinguisher levels and report low levels.
  • Supply cleaning materials.
  • Clean external BBQ area.

Special tasks

  • Clean ovens and filters.
  • Clean air vents in bathrooms and kitchens.
  • Clean external windows.
  • Clean light fittings.

Additional tasks (when requested)

  • Clean bedrooms.
  • Check smoke detectors on cleaning the room of a departing resident.

Ongoing tasks

  • Report immediately all observed dirty residents rooms and unsatisfactory standard of cleanliness.
  • Report immediately all observed maintenance faults.
  • Report immediately all observed equipment faults eg. washing machines, dryers, microwave ovens, etc.
  • Report immediately all observed breach of health and safety regulations especially those concerning the University’s ban on smoking, naked flames and interference with safety equipment.
  • Report immediately all observed evidence of rodents, insects etc.

Gillies Hall what residents are expected to do

On cleaning day

  • Have benches and floors clear of dishes and clutter prior to the designated cleaning times
  • Not cooking when the cleaners require access to the kitchens
  • Treat the cleaners with respect at all times

At all times

  • Residents are responsible for cleaning their bedrooms - including vacuuming and dusting.
  • Wash and put away all dishes and cooking equipment after use.
  • Do not leave bottles, boxes, cans, pizza boxes, etc lying about.
  • Put rubbish in external bins.
  • Put external bins out for collection at times provided in designated areas.
  • Keep their bedroom clean and tidy.
  • Clean the stove top of spills as they occur.
  • Clean the oven after use..
  • Clean the microwave oven of spills and splatters as they occur.
  • Clean the floors of spills and grime as they occur.
  • Report immediately all observed dirty residents rooms and unsatisfactory standard of cleanliness.
  • Report immediately all observed maintenance faults.
  • Report immediately all observed equipment faults eg. washing machines, dryers, microwave ovens, etc.
  • Report immediately all observed breach of health and safety regulations especially those concerning the University’s ban on smoking, naked flames and interference with safety equipment.
  • Report immediately all observed evidence of rodents, insects etc.

Residential Village Flats what residents are expected to do

(Flat style living is more independent style of living so the expectation is for residents to take care and responsibility of their flat which is their home. Cleaning at the Peninsula Flats has changed in response to Covid-19)

  • Residents are responsible for cleaning their bedrooms - including vacuuming and dusting
  • Residents are responsible for keeping the communal areas within a flat neat and clean prior to the arrival of a new occupant in the flat
  • Do not leave bottles, boxes, cans, pizza boxes, etc lying about. Place all rubbish in bins provided
  • Wash and put away all dishes and cooking equipment after use
  • Do not leave items in corridors which become trip hazards
  • Do not leave items in showers which makes them harder to clean
  • Use the correct recycling bins
  • Wipe up any spills and/or food mess in kitchens – we don’t want to attract ants
  • Clean the kitchen at least once per week
  • Clean the bathroom at least once per week
  • Throw out any unwanted food before it becomes spoiled
  • Keep the fridge clean
  • Set up a cleaning roster with flatmates
  • Take out the rubbish to the waste station
  • Cleaning equipment and chemicals are provided by MRS for residents to clean their flat