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Health and Safety

We have a positive Health and Safety culture that is consistent throughout every level of our business.

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SafeClean® – Health, Safety and Environmental Management System

CrestClean understands our Health and Safety obligations. We have developed SafeClean®, a full Health, Safety and Environmental Management System that enables us to work safely, protecting our personnel, our customers and the public.

The Health and Safety at Work Act came into effect on April 4 2016. The new law will be called the Health and Safety at Work Act. It’s the most significant reform of New Zealand’s workplace Health and Safety laws in 20 years.

This new legislation affects the way all New Zealand businesses operate with regard to workplace health, safety and environment.

The Health and Safety at Work Act:

  • Puts more onus on Senior Managers and Directors to keep their workers safe.
  • Requires greater participation so workers are more involved in safety.
  • Stronger penalties, enforcement tools and court powers.

These new rules make an organisation responsible for the safety of all people entering their premises, including their own staff, their customers, and regular contractors like CrestClean.

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We’re Ready

CrestClean has developed SafeClean®, a Health, Safety and Environmental Management System (HSEMS) designed to minimise the risks of our work at your premises.

SafeClean® is designed to comply with ASNZ: 4801, ISO: 14001, Contractor Pre-qualification and ACC Workplace Safety Management Practices. SafeClean® meets ‘best practice’ requirements for Safe Working Procedures, workforce participation, corporate responsibility and governance.

Health, Safety and Environmental Management Systems Booklet

HSEMS Booklet

We supply a Health, Safety and Environmental Management System Booklet, that outlines our policies and contains:

  • Site Induction Register
  • Risk Hazards and Controls of our cleaning services
  • Hazardous Goods and Controls
  • Site-Specific / Customer Provided Hazards and Controls
  • Material Safety Data Sheets of chemicals used

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Site Reference Folder

All Health and Safety materials are contained within a Site Reference Folder and updated annually.

Health and Safety Records

SafeClean® is hosted on a customised platform of Microsoft Dynamics CRM, which provides an up-to-the-minute database of our Health and Safety system.

Site-Specific Inductions

SafeClean® ensures a site-specific Health, Safety and Environmental Management Plan is provided as a point of reference for our customers, and to help reduce workplace harm and environmental impact. All personnel are properly inducted on to your site, and they receive specific Health and Safety training and upskilling as part of SafeClean®.

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Contractor Pre-qualification

CrestClean maintains Contractor Pre-qualification status with Impac Prequal, an independent prequalifier of the Health, Safety and Environmental practices of contractors.
See: www.prequal.co.nz

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SiteSafe

CrestClean personnel hold Site Safe passports where required by our customers.
Learn more about Site Safe

Reduced Absenteeism

A clean and hygienic workplace can create significant payoffs in terms of improved staff retention and reduced absenteeism with fewer days lost to sickness.

Health and Safety Documents

Health and Safety Documentation

The following documents are available to be viewed on request:

  • SafeClean® Health, Safety and Environmental Management System
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Environment and Sustainability Policy
  • Spill Response Plan
  • CrestClean Chemical Formulation Criteria

CrestClean is committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of all persons entering your premises. Implementing SafeClean® on your site will prepare you for the Health and Safety Reform Bill, and give you a healthier, safer workplace.

Featured Health and Safety News

May 2017

Cleaning chemicals gain ECNZ endorsement

CrestClean’s green credentials have received a second major endorsement from the country’s official ecolabelling organisation. The company’s five core janitorial chemicals have now been approved by Environmental Choice New Zealand. CrestClean’s latest endorsement was hailed as a “significant” achievement by ECNZ, which praised the company for its sustainable practices. In

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May 2017

Cutting-edge training videos available 24/7

A high-tech training resource has now been completed and is available 24/7 to ensure CrestClean personnel remain on top of their game. The video series covers all the core tasks franchisees could be asked to carry out in the course of their work. Available across a range of media platforms,

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November 2016
Richard Kemm has his vehicle and cleaning equipment checked by Jason Cheng, Crest’s Waikato/Bay of Plenty Quality Assurance Co-ordinator.

Franchisees shine in safety and quality audit

Quality and attention to detail resonate with CrestClean franchisee Richard Kemm. Richard was among the Crest franchisees who attended a regular audit as part of Crest’s regular checks of vehicles and cleaning equipment. The former business banking manager takes pride and satisfaction in his work and got the seal of

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October 2015

CrestClean Tauranga approved Bay of Plenty District Health Board contractor

CrestClean franchisees are able to consistently demonstrate safe work practices, in safe work places and go home safely each day thanks to Crest’s comprehensive Health, Safety and Environmental Management System. This was the outcome of a Safety Management System (SMS) Audit carried out by Bay of Plenty District Health Board

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August 2015

Best practice essential in the fight against cross-contamination

As recently published in INCLEAN NZ Magazine: Workers and cleaners have an equal role to play in the prevention of cross-contamination in the workplace. It is estimated that one in three will catch the current flu virus this year, which could have a major impact on a firms productivity levels.

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August 2015

CrestClean calls for Cleaning Industry Training Standards (CITS)

The appalling level of training uptake in New Zealand’s $1 billion commercial cleaning industry has prompted CrestClean to call for the introduction of Cleaning Industry Training Standards (CITS). Managing Director Grant McLauchlan briefed the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee on the introduction of CITS on Thursday. A CITS programme

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January 2015

Health and Safety Taken Seriously, Audits Conclude

No major issues or non-conformances are the findings of a comprehensive health and safety audit of CrestClean’s regional operations. Conducted over several weeks by Andrew Swensen, CrestClean’s Health, Safety and Environmental Advisor, the audits involved reviewing how CrestClean’s Health, Safety and Environmental Management System is being implemented in the field

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October 2014

Onus on Principals Under New Health and Safety Legislation

New Health and Safety legislation places clear onus on School Principals as “Officers” of their organisations. The Government’s proposed Health and Safety Reform Bill, due to come into effect in April 2015, attempts to clearly define a set of “Positive Due Diligence” actions to be demonstrated by “Officers” of an

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All Health & Safety News

  • Cleaning chemicals gain ECNZ endorsement

    One of the range of CrestClean’s five janitorial products that has gained Environmental Choice New Zealand compliance CrestClean’s green credentials have received a second major endorsement from the country’s official ecolabelling organisation. The ...

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  • Cutting-edge training videos available 24/7

    Adam Hodge, CEO of the Master Cleaners Training Institute, during a demonstration on one of the new videos. A high-tech training resource has now been completed and is available 24/7 to ensure CrestClean personnel remain on top of their game. The video series ...

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  • Training bar set high but franchisees excel

    Adam Hodge shows franchisees how to safely pour cleaning solutions to obtain the correct dilution.

    Adam Hodge shows franchisees how to safely pour cleaning solutions to obtain the correct dilution. The bar was set high for Tauranga franchisees when they came under the eagle eye of Adam Hodge. They were given practical tasks to test their competency in order ...

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  • Franchisees shine in safety and quality audit

    Richard Kemm has his vehicle and cleaning equipment checked by Jason Cheng, Crest’s Waikato/Bay of Plenty Quality Assurance Co-ordinator.

    Richard Kemm has his vehicle and cleaning equipment checked by Jason Cheng, Crest’s Waikato/Bay of Plenty Quality Assurance Co-ordinator. Quality and attention to detail resonate with CrestClean franchisee Richard Kemm. Richard was among the Crest franchisees ...

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  • Enthusiasm shines at upskilling course

    Bhartika Singh leads the way at the training session.

    Bhartika Singh leads the way at the training session. There was no shortage of enthusiasm when Raj Anand asked for volunteers during the Module 1 training for CrestClean franchisees in South Auckland. Bhartika Singh was keen to put into practice the techniques ...

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  • Manager praises our acclaimed training institu...

    National Training Manager Adam Hodge (centre) and MCTI assessor Julie Griffin with staff at A Supported Life.

    National Training Manager Adam Hodge (centre) and MCTI assessor Julie Griffin with staff at A Supported Life. CrestClean’s acclaimed training division has won more praise after tailoring its training to meet the needs of an Auckland organisation that supports ...

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  • Upskilling’s a key part of being a franchise...

    These Tauranga franchisees are all clued up on the latest in hard floor care after attending the upskilling course. With their machines are Neville Hall, Malcolm Brown, Rohit Chawla and Devidas Unni.

    These Tauranga franchisees are all clued up on the latest in hard floor care after attending the upskilling course. With their machines are Neville Hall, Malcolm Brown, Rohit Chawla and Devidas Unni. Rohit Chawla watched by other franchisees on the one day ...

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  • Company says duo prevented a computer disaster

    Ashok and Kamni Kumar were rewarded for their quick thinking. Toll Global’s Donna Powell has nothing but praise for CrestClean’s Ashok and Kamni Kumar. Recalling the day the South Auckland freight forwarding company got flooded, she said Ashok and Kamni’s ...

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  • Skills Development proves popular

    Chris Chapman had plenty of advice and tips for franchisees in Tauranga.

    Chris Chapman had plenty of advice and tips for franchisees in Tauranga. CrestClean’s National Quality/Training Manager Chris Chapman has stressed the importance of keeping franchisees upskilled. Being tuned in to the changing the needs of our customers and ...

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Health and Safety Seminar

Health and Safety Seminar Videos

Health and Safety Consultant and Advisor Andrew Swensen recently presented an informative seminar, in association with CrestClean, that focused on new requirements around the Health and Safety Reform Bill.

Navigating these new requirements is vital to understanding how to protect your workplace from health and safety risks and potential prosecutions.

Watch videos from this seminar

  • 100%
    100% New Zealand owned and locally operated in each region.
  • 1996
    Crest has been serving happy customers since 1996.
  • 594
    594 franchised business operators in New Zealand.
  • 1697
    1697 personnel in New Zealand alone.
  • 4230
    4230 Business and education customers in New Zealand.
  • 1,934,284
    Total hours worked in the last 12 months.

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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