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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 1237 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 180 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

Training Benefits Everybody

Ronesh Nand accepting his Cleaning Professional Skills Suite Certificate from Regional Director Yasa Panagoda.

Ronesh Nand accepting his Cleaning Professional Skills Suite Certificate from Regional Director Yasa Panagoda.

Congratulations to Ronesh Nand for successfully completing the Cleaning Professional Skills Suite training, a series of three courses offered by Master Cleaners Training Institute that cover all aspects of safe working practices, equipment, proper procedures and innovations in the cleaning industry.

Originally from Fiji, Ronesh and his wife Joytesha moved to Christchurch and purchased a CrestClean franchise approximately two years ago. Like all CrestClean franchisees, they’re required to undergo professional training, which begins with three weeks of on-site induction training and progresses to the more in-depth practical skills in the three Modules of the Cleaning Professional Skills Suite. Last year, over 700 CrestClean franchisees attended some form of training with Master Cleaners Training Institute, which is accredited by the British Institute of Cleaning Sciences.

“Training is important because it prepares franchisees for meeting their customers’ demands for high quality cleaning,” says Adam Hodge, CEO of Master Cleaners Training Institute. “Quality training ensures consistency and safeguards CrestClean’s reputation, which helps all franchisees retain customers and continue to grow their businesses. It really benefits everybody and raises the standards for our entire industry.”

Congratulations to Ronesh – and all CrestClean franchisees – who have successfully completed their training!

Custom Van Ready for Carpet Cleaning

Nouman Qureshi with his custom storage rack, specially built to fit his CrestClean van and make more space for his new carpet cleaning machine.

Nouman Qureshi with his custom storage rack, specially built to fit his CrestClean van and make more space for his new carpet cleaning machine.

Appearances are everything when it comes to operating a cleaning business, which is why Nouman Qureshi has made a special effort with his CrestClean van. He’s installed a custom-built storage rack, which keeps his Crest chemicals organised and upright and makes more space for his new carpet cleaning machine, preparing him to take the next step with his business.

“It makes his van look so organised and professional,” says Hawkes Bay Regional Director Abby Latu, who came across his customised solution during a routine van audit, which are performed biannually to ensure all CrestClean franchisees are maintaining top standards with their vehicles and equipment. “It’s really fantastic. The friend who made the storage rack for him works at the Hastings RSA, which is one of our clients, and we may look at offering them for sale to other franchisees.”

Nouman has been operating a CrestClean franchise since April, with $100,000 in turnover, including contracts at a local college, a gym, and the RSA buildings in Napier and Hastings. He recently decided to make the significant investment in training and equipment to become a carpet cleaning technician for CrestClean, enabling him to offer a specialist service that’s in high demand in the Hawkes Bay region. View More >>

Conference a Win-Win for CrestClean and Te Mata School

Chris Barker and Abby Latu with CrestClean’s snappy new School Roll banner and the prize TV, won by Havelock North’s Te Mata School.

Chris Barker and Abby Latu with CrestClean’s snappy new School Roll banner and the prize TV, won by Havelock North’s Te Mata School.

Attending the Hawkes Bay Primary Principals’ Conference for a second year in a row resulted in even greater benefits for CrestClean, says Regional Director Abby Latu.

Held over three days in August at the Wairakei Resort Taupo, the conference draws representatives from over 60 schools. CrestClean is a Bronze level Business Partner of HBPPA and has been involved in the conference for two years.

“It was great last year and it was even better this year, as people recognised me and remembered me from the year before and in a place like Hawkes Bay, it’s all about who you know and who you trust,” says Abby. “The president of the HBPPA is the principal of one of the schools we clean and he sings our praises and is a great advocate for us.”

CrestClean was one of 16 exhibitors and had a new, updated School Roll Banner, which now lists 262 schools cleaned by Crest, as a backdrop for the exhibition table. Abby was joined by CrestClean’s National Sales Manager Chris Barker, who helped give out information about cleaning services, samples of Crest products, and encouraged people to enter a draw to win a new 37-inch TV. View More >>