CrestClean launches specialist training for healthcare cleaners
CrestClean has launched a new Healthcare Training Module, dedicated to training its teams in the specialist cleaning of medical centres, private hospitals and healthcare facilities.
Its franchisees already receive training to service these high-risk sites, but the new formalised qualification brings an added layer of professionalism and assurance to healthcare providers.
The training module is being delivered by the CrestClean’s Master Cleaners Training Institute (MCTI), which is a corporate member of the British Institute of Cleaning Science.
In developing the module, Liezl Foxcroft, who heads MCTI, spent time shadowing franchisees at several medical facilities.
“CrestClean’s motto has always been that we clean for health. Given the current focus on sanitisation, we thought it was timely to revise our healthcare training,” says Liezl.
“The teams already follow the correct procedures to prevent cross-contamination and the spread of infection — cleaning from high to low and clean to dirty — but the site visits were an opportunity to observe the finer points of what is required at specialist medical sites.
“From the floor trap to dusting the overhead curtain rails, there is a lot of detail that must not be missed. The machinery is very delicate and extreme care must be taken when dusting and damp wiping the arms and bases of these.
“I’m happy to report that the sites I visited were impeccable. The franchise teams definitely have a passion for cleaning these sites and every last detail is attended to. They miss nothing!”
CrestClean is accountable for the delivery of cleaning services to many surgeries and clinics throughout New Zealand, including multi-site facilities.
Its cleaning teams are supported by Quality Assurance Co-ordinators who carry out regular on-site assessments to ensure high standards are maintained.
Teams are trained to follow step-by-step safe systems of work, to ensure a consistent and hygienic cleaning service, using leading edge chemicals.