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School Cleaning Services

CrestClean is proud to clean over 500 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 Managers 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 500 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 Managers 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

Our core product is HyperClean®, a powerful hydrogen peroxide cleaner which is one of the top rated agents against coronavirus.

‘Hydrogen peroxide used at 0.5% with a 1 minute contact time was one of the most effective in killing human coronavirus.’
(Journal of Hospital Infection, 31-01-20)

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

April 2022
Group of people standing by a school sign.

Top of the class for CrestClean franchisee after a decade of cleaning

When Anita Bhushan and Vijay Kumar started their CrestClean business 10 years ago their first customer was St. Francis Catholic School in Point Chevalier, Auckland. A decade later, despite taking on staff and growing their business, they still make a point of cleaning the school themselves. “It was the first

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January 2022

Double the action as CrestClean sponsors two top beach volleyball teams

CrestClean is proud to sponsor not one but two top beach volleyball teams as they compete this summer for a spot in the Commonwealth Games. We are once again getting behind beach brothers Sam and Ben O’Dea, but this year there is a twist — the brothers, who previously played

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December 2021
Cleaners holding Christmas gift.

Personalised Christmas gifts treasured by North Harbour franchisees

Sometimes you get given a gift that’s just too precious to use. That’s how CrestClean franchisees Fazia Ali and Rizwan Khan feel about these beautiful wooden coasters gifted to them by Upper Harbour Primary School. The thoughtful Christmas gifts were presented to them by the school principal at the end

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December 2021
Cleaner holding Christmas card.

Christmas cheer for Hawkes Bay franchisee

Every year Hawkes Bay franchisee Mercy Rabanal receives a handmade Christmas card from Kowhai Special School — but this year there was an extra something tucked into the card. The school, which Mercy has cleaned since becoming a CrestClean franchisee almost five years ago, generously gifted her a $100 Prezzy

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November 2021

Ice cream hits the spot as CrestClean dishes out Cleanest Classroom Award

The children in Room 11 at Mahora School have scooped up CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom Award. The dedicated youngsters were excited to be rewarded with a certificate and ice creams for having the best-kept classroom at the Hastings school. The Cleanest Classroom programme is run at many of the over 450

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All Education News

  • Top of the class for CrestClean franchisee after...

    Group of people standing by a school sign.

    Franchisees Vijay Kumar and Anita Bhushan at St. Francis Catholic School with principal Lisa Bateman and Auckland Central Regional Manager Dries Mangnus. When Anita Bhushan and Vijay Kumar started their CrestClean business 10 years ago their first customer was St. ...

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  • Double the action as CrestClean sponsors two top...

    CrestClean is proud to sponsor not one but two top beach volleyball teams as they compete this summer for a spot in the Commonwealth Games. We are once again getting behind beach brothers Sam and Ben O’Dea, but this year there is a twist — the brothers, who ...

    FULL STORY
  • Personalised Christmas gifts treasured by North Harbour franchisees

    Cleaners holding Christmas gift.

    Fazia Ali and Razim Khan with their special Christmas gifts from Upper Harbour Primary School. Sometimes you get given a gift that’s just too precious to use. That’s how CrestClean franchisees Fazia Ali and Rizwan Khan feel about these beautiful wooden ...

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  • Christmas cheer for Hawkes Bay franchisee

    Cleaner holding Christmas card.

    Hawkes Bay franchisee Mercy Rabanal with her Christmas gift from Kowhai Special School. Every year Hawkes Bay franchisee Mercy Rabanal receives a handmade Christmas card from Kowhai Special School — but this year there was an extra something tucked into the ...

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  • Ice cream hits the spot as CrestClean dishes...

    CrestClean franchisee Edelyn Robles presents Room 11 with their Cleanest Classroom Award. The children in Room 11 at Mahora School have scooped up CrestClean’s Cleanest Classroom Award. The dedicated youngsters were excited to be rewarded with a certificate ...

    FULL STORY
  • Taranaki franchisees clean up at Hard Floor Care...

    Cleaners with their floor cleaning machines.

    Taranaki franchisees learn the finer points of Hard Floor Care. *This photo was taken at Level 1. CrestClean’s Hard Floor Care capacity in Taranaki has more than doubled after a recent training session with franchisees. The region now has 10 Hard Floor Care ...

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Crest Commercial Cleaning Ltd

P O Box 740
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand
Telephone: +64-3-477 1126
Fax: +64-3-477 1194

Email: service@crestclean.co.nz

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