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Video: Dr Gerba talks Office Hygiene

Dr Charles P. Gerba, a Professor of microbiology from the University of Arizona, points out the areas we should be concerned about in an average workplace, plus gives some quick basic tips on how to prevent the build up of bacteria and disease.

Dr Gerba’s most recent research uncovers the link between unhygienic workplaces and sickness, and the affect on productivity.

Can you afford to lose productivity? The average office desk has 400 times more bacteria than a toilet seat. The desk may look clean, but is it really?

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Commercial Cleaning Services

Commercial Cleaning ServicesCrestclean offers consistent and reliable commercial cleaning services that always leave your premises clean, fresh, and hygienic. Established in 1996, CrestClean has gained an excellent reputation as a capable cleaning service provider. From large multi-site corporates to industrial premises, showrooms, schools and offices, our team of over 1525 personnel clean for over 3000 customers nationwide. Crestclean’s strong corporate operating systems bring discipline to our commercial cleaning services. Our Regional Managers provide the customer interface, ensuring that you receive a consistent quality service from a motivated cleaning team.

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Healthcare Cleaning Services

Healthcare Cleaning ServicesCleaning doctors’ surgeries, medical centres, and healthcare practitioners require stringent hygiene procedures, as well the ability to maintain strong customer communications. CrestClean has learned the particularities of providing effective cleaning for the healthcare sector through years of experience. CrestClean’s management systems are designed to ensure that our customer relationships are efficient, satisfying and enduring. We follow fully documented Quality Assurance Protocols. A formal customer feedback protocol ensures that our high service levels are maintained. We foster long-term relationships with both our customers and our personnel.

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Office Cleaning Services

Office Cleaning ServicesCrestClean office cleaning is more than just cleaning. Our aim is to create Healthy Clean Workplace environments for an organisation’s customers and staff. Having a clean and hygienic office is the simplest way to improve your workplace environment. It’s not an easy task: Staff eat at desks, they leave food in the fridge, they put their grubby hands everywhere, contaminating touch points: it’s estimated that 80% of infections are transmitted by touch. “Hot Desking” adds to the hygiene dilemma, as do sharing computer mice and telephones. Employers have a statutory requirement to provide clean and hygienic workplaces. A dirty workplace is often cited as a reason why staff leave.

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Manufacturing Cleaning Services

Manufacturing Cleaning ServicesCrestClean teams stand behind New Zealand industry. From large multinational food processors to backstreet local engineering workshops CrestClean teams will keep you clean behind the scenes. Industrial cleaning and factory cleaning is all about compliances. Since 1996 Crest Commercial Cleaning Ltd have developed industry leading systems, procedures and management to ensure that our service meets and exceeds our customers compliances for Health and Safety, Environment, Training and Security. CrestClean provides a consistent standard of service from the same cleaning team on site, with no changes of personnel happening all the time.

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NZ’s Best Educated School Cleaners

NZ’s Best Educated School CleanersCrestClean understands school cleaning. We have been school cleaners since 1996; nowadays we are a major provider of school cleaning services with over 260 school customers, including primary, intermediate and secondary schools throughout New Zealand. “Consistency” is the word that sums up what we believe schools would like most from their cleaning provider. We are talking about a consistent level of cleaning, a consistent level of account management and term cleans performed consistently to the required standard on time. CrestClean has worked hard to develop school cleaning systems and we have established a good reputation as reliable school cleaners.

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Cleaning retail stores, showrooms

Presentation is everything in a retail or high foot traffic environment. Gleaming windows, shining floors and beautifully presented product are all part of attracting people into your space. Customers walk in with dirt and debris off the street…they also bring coughs, colds and the flu; potentially contaminating your environment. Cross contamination is now recognised as a leading cause of workplace sickness, and it is largely unseen. Germs pass from customer to staff, staff to staff, and next thing you have absenteeism. CrestClean utilises colour-coded microfibre cloths to clean hygienically, and Rubbermaid microfibre mops to clean floors expertly.

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Regional News

Going Far with Crest

CrestClean franchisee team presented with their five year Long Service Award.

CrestClean franchisee team Aijita and Danish Sharma were presented with their five year Long Service Award by Wellington Regional Director Richard Brodie.

“You can go as far as you want with Crest. We just put our heads down and went for it,” says Danish Sharma, who has owned a CrestClean franchise for five years.

In that time, he and his wife, Aijita, have been able to grow their cleaning business to include more comprehensive school caretaking duties, and have been able to secure financing to purchase five houses, which they renovate and rent in the greater Wellington region as a side business.

“Without the success and income from Crest, I wouldn’t be able to buy these houses and continue the property business that I was doing before I joined Crest,” he says. “I used to do all the work myself and learned all about plumbing, tiling, painting. Now I am able to hire people. With Crest, the income is there for that.”

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Crest Franchisee Steps into New Role as Auckland Quality Assurance Co-ordinator

CrestClean runs in the Narayan family .

CrestClean runs in the Narayan family – Rajesh, left, and Viky, right, were both franchisees. Now Raj is Crest’s Quality Assurance Co-ordinator for Auckland and Viky is Regional Manager of South and East Auckland.

Rajesh Narayan was introduced to CrestClean by his younger brother, Viky Narayan, Crest’s Regional Manager for South and East Auckland. “When I came to New Zealand I was working for Sky TV and it was okay but I didn’t like the hours,” Raj recalls. “I was thinking of investing in something and going out on my own, and it was Viky who came up with the idea to purchase a Crest franchise.”

Five years later, Raj is pretty happy with the results. He’s grown his business from servicing just two sites to a total of 15 and he’s recently taken on the role of Quality Assurance for the Auckland region, assisting the Regional Managers with customer service and franchisee audits, as well as training Induction Trainers and teaching the Module 1, Module 2 and Hard Floor Care courses for Master Cleaners Training Institute.

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It’s Cost Effective to Have a Clean, Healthy School

CrestClean's 2015 Masters Conference.

Gavin Beere, telling the story of how Hillpark School created a sustainable cleaning operation, at CrestClean’s 2015 Masters Conference.

Principal Gavin Beere was just a couple of years into his tenure at South Auckland’s Hillpark School when he decided to take a critical look at the primary school’s cleaning services. “There’s one main reason why people look at cleaning operations,” he said recently during a presentation at CrestClean’s Masters Conference. “They are not happy or familiar with the current reality.”

For Mr Beere, who’s been a school principal for 17 years and is currently an executive committee member of the New Zealand Principals’ Federation, his unhappiness stemmed from a combination of factors. There hadn’t been a close analysis of costs or productivity and the quality was inconsistent. Cleaning also occurred during the middle of the school day, which was having a negative impact on staff and students. Finding relief cleaners was difficult. Overall, the situation was unsatisfactory, but what to do about it? Mr Beere decided to conduct a comprehensive analysis of cleaning services at nine nearby schools, and compare them to what was going on at Hillpark.

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