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Property Caretaking

Crest PropertyCare provides a reliable and self-managing caretaking service to schools, businesses and organisations.

Our property caretakers are trained to operate safely, and to carry out their tasks minimising any risks.

All services are undertaken with Site Specific Health & Safety systems.

We look after…

  • Lawns
  • Grounds
  • Facilities Care
  • Maintenance
  • Gardening
  • Recycling
  • Boiler Operation
  • Pool Care
  • Water Blasting
  • Scheduled Duties

A new approach to caretaking

Crest PropertyCare offers reliable property caretaking and maintenance services to building owners, tenants and organisations.

We can help maintain and present your property and grounds to high standards.

As a division of CrestClean, Crest PropertyCare is backed by NZ’s most admired cleaning company, servicing more than 4,000 kiwi customers all around the country.

We provide a consultative quotation: Caretaking and maintenance tasks are defined and ordered into a schedule of duties, with regular, seasonal and periodic tasks. The schedule of duties forms the basis for an annual service on a contract arrangement.

Crest PropertyCare has a documented Health and Safety system based around the core duties and tasks undertaken. We assess the Site Specific risks and build in controls to minimise any danger to our customers, the public and our personnel. We provide comprehensive Health and Safety documentation.

Our caretakers have a trade background. They are trained in the safe operation of their equipment and to carry out their tasks whilst minimising any risks.

Our property caretakers are:

  • Self-Managing to a Schedule of Duties
  • Health and Safety Compliant
  • Security Vetted
  • Competent and Responsible

Call us today, and we will make a time to visit your property or premises.

Caretaking for Schools

Crest PropertyCare provides schools with a viable alternative to directly employing a caretaker.

The traditional caretaker has become an anachronism these days, and many existing caretakers are operating outside of the current workplace Health and Safety compliances. All too often hazardous tasks are being performed by people without the correct equipment or risk controls.

“The caretaking duties can be packaged together to operate on a  contract basis with a similar budget as having a direct employee which won’t cost you any more than having a direct employee.”
Ramendra (Ram) Kumar, Operations Manager

Kelston Intermediate School. Principal Phil Gordon is pleased with Maeke Kiteao’s progress.

CrestClean’s Property Caretaking service has been launched at Auckland’s Kelston Intermediate School. Principal Phil Gordon is pleased with progress. CrestClean already cleans the school and Mr Gordon can already see the benefits of having Crest PropertyCare manage property maintenance services as well.

 

Some tasks are best left to outside contractors, with the caretaker working around the hazardous tasks. For example, working at heights beyond access and short duration works is deemed a high risk activity, and proper working platforms must now be used. So working at height is best left to contractors who have specific Health and Safety training and the correct equipment to undertake these tasks.

We supply a trained and capable person who is introduced to the school and inducted to the tasks identified in the schedule of duties. Time is set aside for repairs, maintenance and attending to incidents. The schedule of duties forms the basis for an annual service on a contract arrangement.

We document a tools register to ensure you have all the required and certified equipment, and we can assist the school to manage the sale or disposal of the old, non-functional equipment. We also clean up the caretakers’ areas, sheds and storage areas.

Our caretakers have a trade background. They are trained in the safe operation of their equipment and to carry out their tasks without endangering school children or staff.

Additionally, all our caretakers are trained in the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 and are security vetted with Ministry of Justice background checks.

From a Health and Safety point of view, the principal and Board of Trustees can have confidence that there is a set of compliances around caretaking tasks.

CrestClean takes a consultative approach to establishing this role, and we work with you to come up with the appropriate package to suit your school’s requirements.

For further information about how we could assist you with caretaking at your school, please contact your local CrestClean Regional Manager or use the form below.

Property Caretaking News

September 2019
Principal Janet Moyle with caretaker Tagau Meleson seen presenting a RecycleKiwi resource pack.

Former carpenter finds his niche as school’s trusted caretaker

He’s become the school’s “Mr Fix-it” and nothing is too much trouble for Tagau Meleson. The carpenter and joiner, who has more than 40 years’ experience, has found his niche as the caretaker at Auckland’s Henderson Valley School. Whether he’s mowing lawns and gardening or carrying out general maintenance tasks,

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August 2019
Shalvin Raj with Don Buck School’s Principal Jennice Murray (right) and admin staff Carolyn Goffin and Michelle Lewis.

Caretaker wins praise of grateful school principal

Putting her school’s caretaking duties in CrestClean’s hands has been a resounding success, says Principal Jennice Murray. “I would never go back to any other way now,” adds the head of Don Buck School. Crest PropertyCare provides schools and businesses with a viable alternative to directly employing a caretaker. Caretaking

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May 2019

Beyond the job: Unsung hero recognised for community work

When kids turn up to school without shoes it tugs at his heartstrings and in his mind’s eye he pictures his own upbringing in Fiji. As the school’s property caretaker, Puti Apati is a popular figure and he gets to know most of the children attending Kelston Intermediate School. But

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February 2019

Dedication to customers wins top titles for Tauranga franchisees

Winning CrestClean’s top award for the Tauranga region has capped off a stellar year for franchisee Mike Warnes. Mike, who has a Crest PropertyCare business, admits he was stunned to find out he was Tauranga Franchisee of the Year. “I certainly didn’t expect to win,” he says. “I guess I’ve

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November 2018

Crest PropertyCare team win praise for garden makeover project

When it comes to street appeal, Michelle Maitland couldn’t be more delighted with the fresh new look that customers see when they visit her Auckland company. Michelle, who owns George Walkers Office Furniture Megastore, jumped at the chance to have a mini-makeover and tidy up outside the Avondale premises. The

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All Caretaking News

  • Former carpenter finds his niche as school’...

    Principal Janet Moyle with caretaker Tagau Meleson seen presenting a RecycleKiwi resource pack.

    Principal Janet Moyle with caretaker Tagau Meleson seen presenting a RecycleKiwi resource pack. He’s become the school’s “Mr Fix-it” and nothing is too much trouble for Tagau Meleson. The carpenter and joiner, who has more than 40 years’ experience, has ...

    FULL STORY
  • Caretaker wins praise of grateful school princ...

    Shalvin Raj with Don Buck School’s Principal Jennice Murray (right) and admin staff Carolyn Goffin and Michelle Lewis.

    Shalvin Raj with Don Buck School’s Principal Jennice Murray (right) and admin staff Carolyn Goffin and Michelle Lewis. Putting her school’s caretaking duties in CrestClean’s hands has been a resounding success, says Principal Jennice Murray. “I would never ...

    FULL STORY
  • Beyond the job: Unsung hero recognised for com...

    Puti Apati and his wife Seiolita with their community award. When kids turn up to school without shoes it tugs at his heartstrings and in his mind’s eye he pictures his own upbringing in Fiji. As the school’s property caretaker, Puti Apati is a popular ...

    FULL STORY
  • Dedication to customers wins top titles for Ta...

    Mike Warnes receives the Tauranga Franchisee of the Year award from Jan Lichtwark. Winning CrestClean’s top award for the Tauranga region has capped off a stellar year for franchisee Mike Warnes. Mike, who has a Crest PropertyCare business, admits he was ...

    FULL STORY
  • Crest PropertyCare team win praise for garden ...

    AFTER: A makeover has tidied up the building’s frontage. When it comes to street appeal, Michelle Maitland couldn’t be more delighted with the fresh new look that customers see when they visit her Auckland company. Michelle, who owns George Walkers Office ...

    FULL STORY
  • Education conference delegates seek solution t...

    Paul Ferris, CEO of the Catholic Education Convention makes the prize draw on the CrestClean stand. Looking on is Sam Creasy, CrestClean’s National Accounts Manager.

    Paul Ferris, CEO of the Catholic Education Convention makes the prize draw on the CrestClean stand. Looking on is Sam Creasy, CrestClean’s National Accounts Manager. Changing the cleaners literally proved to be a breath of fresh air for a school suffering from a ...

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  • CrestClean’s partnership with Alsco brings s...

    Bubbles and chocolates for Sue Smith. She is seen with CrestClean’s Neil Kumar and Caroline Wedding.

    Bubbles and chocolates for Sue Smith. She is seen with CrestClean’s Neil Kumar and Caroline Wedding. CrestClean’s partnership with consumables company Alsco was a hot topic of conservation at teachers’ conferences in Auckland. A recent alliance between the ...

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  • New role helps maintain high quality

    Rajinesh Prasad with his Master Cleaners Training Institute Certificate of Achievement. His passion for the job has earned Rajinesh Prasad a new role in the team that ensures CrestClean’s quality and high standards are maintained. Such has been the commitment ...

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  • Cleaning ‘solutions’ wanted by principals

    Susan Impey, Opotiki College Principal, receives her gift box prize from CrestClean’s Caroline Wedding and Rachael Hanna.

    Susan Impey, Opotiki College Principal, receives her gift box prize from CrestClean’s Caroline Wedding and Rachael Hanna. Crest personnel were in high demand to answer questions at a teachers’ conference in Queenstown. Caroline Wedding says a number of ...

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  • Certificate takes caretaking to next level

    Hemant Kumar and Rajni Chand have made a big impression with staff at Rotorua Girls’ High School. They love their role at Rotorua Girls’ High School - but today their pride is shining brighter after the couple’s commitment to the job was officially ...

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  • Thumbs up for Crest PropertyCare

    CrestClean’s Caroline Wedding (left) puts on a morning tea. With her is caretaker Thang Hlawnceu and Windy Ridge School staff Sarah Turner, Brenda McPherson, Amanda Hurley, Jane Brown and Caroline Walker

    CrestClean’s Caroline Wedding (left) puts on a morning tea. With her is caretaker Thang Hlawnceu and Windy Ridge School staff Sarah Turner, Brenda McPherson, Amanda Hurley, Jane Brown and Caroline Walker A busy Auckland school’s ground-breaking decision to ...

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  • Blown away by Crest PropertyCare’s service

    Kath Joblin, Principal St Thomas More Catholic School, says Mike Warnes has made a huge impact in his role as the caretaker.

    Kath Joblin, Principal St Thomas More Catholic School, says Mike Warnes has made a huge impact in his role as the caretaker. He might be there just five hours each week but the huge difference he’s making to the school’s appearance is a hot topic of ...

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