A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
ORDER XXVII.—PERSONS ENGAGED IN PERSONAL SERVICE (including Institutions, Clubs, Hotels, etc.)
919.—Managers, Attendants of Baths and Wash-Houses
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- attendant, bath (hydro)
- a private baths attendant (q.v.) who also gives treatment, undertakes nursing, and sometimes serves the patients' meals.
- bath attendant, public baths attendant, swimming bath attendant
- allocates dressing boxes, is responsible for their general cleanliness, and supplies towels and costumes if required.
- bathing attendant, bathing machine attendant, bathing place attendant
- allocates bathing machines, boxes or tents; is responsible for their general cleanliness, and provides towels and costumes if required.
- bath keeper
- see superintendent (baths).
- bath man
- prepares baths and sometimes massages the body for remedial or hygienic purposes.
- bathroom attendant
- cleans out baths, &c., in hydros and hotels; removes soiled towels; waits on bathers, if required.
- cooling room attendant
; turkish bath, attendant
- waits on bathers in cooling room of turkish bathing establishment; assists them in undressing and dressing; takes charge of clothes; prepares and serves light refreshments; cleans premises and assists in maintaining fires.
- manager (spa baths)
- manages baths where water from mineral springs is used; supervises staff; orders coal, food and other commodities required; controls ex-expenditure; deals with any complaints.
- matron (baths)
- superintends domestic and cleaning arrangements of public baths, especially when used by women.
- money taker, office attendant
- receives money at ticket office and issues a pass or ticket for personal admission; also issues towels and costumes.
- owner or proprietor (bathing machine)
- owns and lets bathing machines at fixed rates; often also does work of bathing machine attendant (q.v.).
- private baths attendant
- cleans out bath after each bather, and removes soiled towels, &c.
- resident working attendant
- dusts and cleans premises of baths or washhouse; also attends on bathers.
- shampooer (turkish bath)
- rubs, soaps and douches bathers after they have perspired sufficiently; often also gives massage, and rubs in medicated ointments as desired or prescribed; usually stokes fires from time to time.
- superintendent (baths)
; bath keeper
- in charge of public baths; supervises staff; makes frequent inspections of bath, cubicles, heating furnaces to ensure that plant is in order and that work is being done efficiently; deals with correspondence and complaints; keeps accounts; usually a practical engineer acting in an advisory capacity as such; reports to Baths Committee.
- superintendent (public wash-house)
- responsible for conduct of public washhouse, usually in conjunction with public baths; duties as for superintendent (bath), (q.v.); sometimes a qualified laundry engineer (244).
- turkish bath attendant
- see cooling room attendant.
- wash house man, wash house woman
- allocates stalls, issues tickets and generally assists superintendent of public wash house in running of laundry machinery.
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From: A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921
Ministry of Labour, 1927. Digitised by Peter Christian, August, 2016. This text is in the Public Domain.