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School Cleaners

School Cleaning Services

CrestClean is proud to clean over 600 primary, intermediate and secondary schools throughout New Zealand.

‘Consistency’ is the word that sums up what schools need most from their cleaning provider. CrestClean understands school cleaning – we have a very successful track record of delivering professional cleaning services to Kiwi schools.

We have been a supporter and business partner of the NZ Principals’ Federation since 2008, and a Gold Business Partner since 2013.

Our Environmental Choice licence ensures our cleaning services are sustainable and safe for pupils and staff.

Our local cleaning teams are ready and able to make a real difference to your school cleaning.

We’ve got it covered

  • A stable and secure workforce of owner-operators
  • Detailed specifications for your school cleaning
  • Programmed term cleans
  • Scheduled quality audits
  • Security vetted personnel in uniforms with photo IDs
  • Our Regional Master Franchisees provide a single point of contact

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CrestClean understands school cleaning. We have been a major provider of school cleaning services since 1996 and have over 600 customers, including primary, intermediate and secondary schools throughout New Zealand.

‘Consistency’ is the word that sums up what we believe schools need most from their cleaning provider. That means a consistent level of cleaning, a consistent level of account management and term cleans performed consistently to the required standard on time.

Average staff turnover in the New Zealand cleaning industry ranges between 70% and 120% annually. For long-established institutions and schools that require reliable veteran staff, this raises issues with security and Health and Safety compliance.

We’re known as New Zealand’s best-educated school cleaners — all our personnel undertake formal training programmes including practical cleaning training, proficiency assessments and annual upskilling throughout their CrestClean careers. Our personnel are trained by The Master Cleaners Training Institute, a respected training organisation that has delivered internationally recognised programmes including courses accredited by the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc).

At CrestClean, our average tenure is more than five years, which means our personnel have made a career choice and are sticking with it. They’re trained industry experts who have financially invested in their own businesses and know that maintaining excellent customer relationships is critical to their success.

More than 500 CrestClean cleaners have gained the BICSc Professional Skills Suite Certificate. This course was validated by an NZQA accredited Industry Training Organisation that moderated our course content. Each year we host more than 200 training events for our personnel nationwide. We’ve invested in comprehensive training for all personnel which covers cleaning skills and processes, Health and Safety, and hygienic practices.

But it’s important we get the best grades from you — feedback is requested through routine Customer Quality Surveys and our Regional Master Franchisees audit our cleaning equipment and personnel biannually to ensure consistency and quality standards are being met.

CrestClean is a Gold Business Partner to the New Zealand Principals’ Federation and a partner since 2008.

Employment Issues

Employing cleaners directly creates a management headache by having to supervise staff performance and deal with issues like absenteeism. It also exposes the school to risk with Employment Relations issues. Legal processes can make it extremely difficult to get rid of a worker who is not performing.

CrestClean’s cleaning services operate under a contract negotiated with the school. As part of our proposal and quotation we prepare a detailed specification of the duties to be performed. The specification forms the basis of the contract – it includes all cleaning, chemicals and cleaning equipment. The contractual relationship allows the school to organise the cleaning programme in a businesslike manner, and maintain a fixed cost financial control with the cleaning operating to a budget as per the contract.

CrestClean is responsible for making sure that the cleaning service operates in accordance with the contract. If the school is unhappy with the service or with the personnel, changes can be made. Because CrestClean’s personnel are self-employed, we are not bound by employment regulations, and changes can be made promptly at the school’s request.

We endeavour to build long-term relationships with our school customers. Our franchisees become valuable ‘team members’ taking good care of the cleaning and hygiene and contributing to the smooth running of the school. Our contract cleaning services include full site management. We take care of school hygiene and presentation requirements without the headaches of supervision or the Employment Relations issues of employing cleaners directly.

Standardised Cleaning Systems

CrestClean’s standardised cleaning systems create hygienic outcomes at every cleaning service.

Our cleaning teams use the latest equipment and are professionally trained to clean competently to the prescribed specifications.

Cleaning is conducted to high standards with strict hygiene protocols.

HyperClean® Hydrogen
Peroxide Cleaner

HyperClean® is a powerful cleaner that cleans and removes biofilm from hard surfaces.

Hydrogen Peroxide oxidises on contact with soiled surfaces, providing an aggressive cleaning action. It breaks down into water and oxygen, so it’s safe for users and the environment.

Sanitising Service for high-touch surfaces

Sanitising high-touch surfaces improves school hygiene. We use a 2-step process where surfaces are first cleaned to remove soil and biofilm build-up, and then sanitiser is applied.

The service is carried out at agreed frequencies i.e. daily, 3 x weekly, or weekly, in addition to our standard cleaning services.

Our Anti-Viral Sanitiser is officially rated against coronavirus.*

Formulation HWS-64 (LONZA)

*Registered by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a disinfectant qualified for use against COVID-19.

Our cleaning systems meet the recommended ‘cleaning against coronavirus’ protocols.

Systemised Cleaning Processes

Our teams are trained to follow step-by-step ‘safe systems of work’ to perform cleaning tasks. These processes ensure that our customers receive consistent quality and hygienic outcomes at each cleaning service.

Colour Coded Cloths

Colour coded microfibre cloths are used to prevent cross-contamination

Consumables and Hygiene Supplies

Through our partnership with Alsco, we provide a large range of consumable products, hygiene services and rental equipment. Upgrading personal hygiene amenities sets the scene for creating a cleaner school environment.

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All-of-Government (AoG) Office Supplies contract

MBIE’s New Zealand Government Procurement (NZGP) has now launched the new All-of-Government (AoG) Generation 3 (Gen 3) Office Supplies contract.

Office Supplies Categories

There are various categories of procurement. CrestClean is able to provide AoG prices to school and other Government customers through our partnership with Alsco. Purchases will be added to your CrestClean invoice.

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Our Specialist Services can make a real difference to the presentation of your premises.

Carpet and Upholstery Care

Carpet Care

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Hard Floor Care and Maintenance

Hard Floor Care

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Pure Water Window Cleaning

Window Cleaning

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CrestClean’s cleaning services meet the strict environmental criteria as set by Environmental Choice NZ.

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We deploy ‘Safe Systems of Work’ for each service that our personnel carry out.

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Our personnel receive advanced training and regular skills development to ensure they deliver a quality service.

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School Cleaning News

March 2024

CrestClean exceeds Ministry of Education standards for preschool cleans

The Ministry of Education (MoE) has outlined strict expectations regarding acceptable cleaning chemicals in Early Childhood Education (ECE) centres. While Public Health recommends bleach-based disinfectants to combat pathogens in ECE environments, the MoE recognises the drawbacks of using bleach. It doesn’t effectively kill certain germs like giardia and cryptosporidium and

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March 2024

CrestClean supports annual Top School competition at Ōmokoroa No.1 School

Primary and intermediate schools from across the Western Bay of Plenty recently gathered at Ōmokoroa No.1 School to compete in the annual Top School competition. Inspired by the ’80s Top Town TV series, Top School is a fun two-day event for kids, featuring eight challenging teamwork and problem-solving activities. The

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February 2024

Navigating the new recycling rules – RecycleKiwi makes it easy

Kiwis, it’s time to take more care in our recycling efforts. Now that February 1 has come and gone, recycling rules are now standardised across the country. This means every New Zealander has the same set of rules for what can and cannot be thrown in their kerbside recycling bin.

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November 2023

CrestClean in a class of its own when it comes to window cleaning

Ormiston Junior College in Auckland is light, bright, modern and… has a lot of windows! To help maintain a clean, positive learning environment, every window in the school is cleaned quarterly by CrestClean, using its Pure Water Window Cleaning system. The environmentally responsible, chemical-free method uses high-tech water filtration, which

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November 2023

Local MP says CrestClean are “legends”

“What a bunch of legends!” That’s how Rangitata MP James Meager described CrestClean, after meeting franchisees at Bluestone School in Timaru. CrestClean’s South Canterbury Regional Master Franchisee, Rob Glenie, and franchisees Kiran Kaur and Randeep Singh were at Bluestone to celebrate their seven-year relationship with the school, when the local

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Crest Commercial Cleaning Ltd

P O Box 740
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand
Telephone: +64-3-477 1126


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