Health & Safety

  • Schools liable if caretakers not safety trained

    Crest PropertyCare caretakers Alex Whitefield and Froduald Mugiraneza with CrestClean’s Hutt Valley Regional Manager Zainab Ali at the training and assessment course for working at heights.

    A health and safety expert says schools are risking heavy fines if their caretaker falls off a ladder and has not got adequate safe systems of work in place for working at heights. Chris Chapman believes a number of caretakers have never had any specific training for their role and are failing to comply with

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  • Duo take Hard Floor Care to next level

    CrestClean business owners Randeep Singh and Murray Kelly have taken their skillset to the next level. The pair flew through an intensive training course that equips franchisees with the knowledge to tackle just about any floor surface they are likely to encounter. Each year more than 200 unique training events are run for CrestClean’s franchisees

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  • Businesses latch on to green credentials

    CrestClean’s green credentials are bringing peace of mind to New Zealand businesses striving to reduce their environmental footprint. The company’s Environmental Choice accreditation for its services and core cleaning products, gained earlier this year, has been a talking point for existing and potential customers, says CrestClean’s National Accounts Manager Sam Creasy. “Environmental credentials are now

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  • Health and safety a priority for caretaker

    Safety-conscious school caretaker Murray Kelly is vigilant about keeping himself and others safe. He’s always on the lookout for labour-saving devices that not only bring efficiencies to his role at Waimataitai School but cut down the likelihood of anyone getting hurt. So much so that when it came time to get up the ladder and

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  • Team Meeting hots up after alarm triggered

    Health and safety took on a new meaning for franchisees attending CrestClean’s Rotorua Team Meeting. Just after the company’s Managing Director Grant McLauchlan got to his feet to kick off the annual event, he was drowned out as the building’s fire alarm sounded. Ironically minutes earlier, as part of the meeting’s health and safety requirements,

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  • Crest personnel get to grips with life saving...

    It was very much “hands on” when CrestClean’s Hamilton personnel got to grips with learning what to do in an emergency situation. A special course put on by the Master Cleaners Training Institute involved written material and practical demonstrations of techniques that could potentially help save lives. The First Aid Awareness course was run by

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  • Health and safety a priority as clean up...

    CrestClean’s Dunedin teams sprang into action to help get customers up and running again following severe flooding. Dunedin Regional Manager Tony Kramers quickly mobilised CrestClean personnel after being called in when flash floods hit the region last weekend. A day of heavy rainfall across Canterbury and Otago saw river levels rise, sending a torrent of

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  • CrestClean teams heroes of Waterview Tunnel Project

    Imagine retuning to a customer’s site hours after finishing a clean to find a whole new mess had been created … and you literally had to start all over again. That was the constant scenario faced by CrestClean personnel who provided contract cleaning services to Auckland’s Waterview Tunnel Project. Franchisees were tasked with keeping clean

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  • Pair set bar high for Master Cleaners

    CrestClean’s in-house training organisation has seen two of its experienced operators rise through the ranks. Joe Singh and Dan Pariachi have been appointed as Assessors for the Master Cleaners Training Institute. The pair are now fully qualified as assessors for franchisees taking the Certificate in Commercial Cleaning. Adam Hodge, CEO of the Master Cleaners Training

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  • Esther scores 100 per cent in Health and...

    Pride shone bright when CrestClean franchisees received official recognition for passing their industry training examinations. Receiving the Master Cleaners Training Institute Certificate in Commercial Cleaning brought intense personal satisfaction for Esther Venkataiya and her brother John Kumar. The Christchurch duo, who are also induction trainers for new franchisees, run a successful cleaning business and were

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  • Crest joins Health and Safety Forum

    CrestClean has strengthened its focus on health and safety by joining an influential group of industry movers and shakers. Being a member of the Business Leaders’ Health and Safety Forum dovetails with CrestClean’s ongoing drive to raise safety standards in New Zealand’s cleaning industry, the company said. Grant McLauchlan, CrestClean’s Managing Director, said his first

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  • Vehicles under scrutiny during audits

    Tauranga franchisees got a big tick at the latest twice-yearly audit of their CrestClean vehicles. Jason Cheng, Waikato/Bay of Plenty Quality Assurance Co-ordinator, was impressed at the level of compliance to CrestClean’s Health and Safety requirements. Franchisees’ vehicles are audited regularly to ensure they meet compliance guidelines as part of the company’s Safety and Environmental

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Dunedin 9054
New Zealand
Telephone: +64-3-477 1126

Email: service@crestclean.co.nz

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