• Free Workplace Hygiene Notice

    Click Here to download a PDF memo with a workplace health message. You can print it off and display it where staff take a break, or email it to your colleagues. Research into office environments strongly indicates that improved cleaning can lessen rates of absenteeism, by preventing illness spreading around the workplace. There is also

  • Charles P. Gerba, PhD et al. Classroom Hygiene...

    Occurrence of Bacteria and Viruses on Elementary Classroom Surfaces and the Potential Role of Classroom Hygiene in the Spread of Infectious Diseases. Reprint of a study from: The Journal of School Nursing Online. First, published on November 10, 2009.   Download full Study Here (PDF)   Summary: The presence of microorganisms on common classroom contact

  • Bird Flu Pandemic

    Media coverage about bird flu and a possible flu pandemic might seem alarming. While some are taking the prospect with a grain of salt, views definitely differ on whether a pandemic could occur. But health authorities are doing well to offer valuable advice about putting simple plans into action. What is a pandemic? When a

  • Cleaning your Computer

    In everyday use, a computer screen accumulates dust, dirt, and fingerprints. An occasional cleaning is definitely in order. The correct way to clean your monitor depends on the type of monitor you have. Here are a few tips for the two most common types of computer screens. Please note, turn your computer screen off before

  • Germ Warfare in your office – Dr Charles...

    Dr Gerba’s most recent research uncovers the link between unhygienic workplaces and sickness, and the affect on productivity. This is a very relevant area of research to New Zealand businesses; it’s proven that workplace productivity is affected by a dirty environment. Can you afford to lose productivity? The average office desk has 400 times more bacteria

  • Protect your office from becoming a comfortable spot...

    How can you protect your office from becoming a comfortable spot for bacteria to grow? The world’s leading expert on germs is coming to New Zealand in July and will be calling on New Zealand authorities to lift commercial cleaning standards and promote hand washing to reduce preventable workplace illness and lost productivity. Dr Charles

  • Leading Microbiologist links absenteeism in work and schools...

    World renowned expert on bacteria and viruses Dr Charles Gerba is calling on New Zealand workplace and education facilities to lift their standards of hygiene in order to lift the country’s productivity levels. “There is a direct link between workplace hygiene and productivity. The reality is that workplace illness is a significant health issue in

  • Sanitising your School against Swine Flu Influenza A...

    Anti-viral Sanitiser Spray bottle

    During a pandemic you will need to clean more thoroughly to minimise the spread of the virus. This applies particularly to the surfaces that people touch, i.e. door knobs, door push plates, kitchen areas, taps, microwave ovens, refrigerators, toilet buttons, soap dispensers, hand dryers etc. Schools can be a breeding ground for viruses and bacterial

  • The Real Dirt on Desks

    One of the worst places for bacteria in an office is on the average desk or workstation. University of Arizona germ guru Professor Charles Gerba has studied bugs and bacteria for around 30 years.  More recently he has turned his attention to the workplace and in one study found that the average desk harbours 400

  • The Green Cleaning Movement

    The Green Cleaning movement has gained momentum around the world – there is strong demand from governments, companies and the public to encourage environmental sustainability. Green Cleaning involves using refined cleaning processes that utilise environmentally responsible cleaning products and energy saving processes. Many companies and organisations have set a charter to achieve a “triple bottom

  • Fair Deal for Crest Franchisees

    Because of concern in the cleaning industry about the low wages and poor conditions applied to employees of some unscrupulous cleaning companies, Crest wishes to make any potential customers aware that our personnel are paid and provided with a very “fair deal”, well above any industry averages. As a company, we take pride in delivering

  • Unclean Offices Concern Workers

    A 2005 survey of tenants by an American company ‘ServiceMaster Clean’ found that unclean offices are a major concern of workers and create more sick days: 85% of office workers think regularly about the cleanliness of their office. Only 29% believe that their offices are being cleaned as effectively as possible. 64% of office workers


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