Peninsula cleaning responsibilities

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 and external porches.
  • Clean paths.
  • Clean shower curtains.
  • Check fire extinguisher levels and report low levels.
  • Supply cleaning materials.
  • Clean external BBQ area.

Special tasks

  • Defrost fridges.
  • 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.

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 using the bathrooms when the cleaners are there
  • 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 bathroom/toilet after use
  • Clean the fridge of spills as they occur
  • Empty the fridge on a regular basis to discard old food
  • 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