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Training and Qualifications

Training is the single biggest factor in making a good cleaner, and most kiwi cleaners get no formal training…

CrestClean is the largest private trainer of cleaning personnel in New Zealand. Each year we host more than 200 training events for our personnel nationwide. We’ve invested in comprehensive training for all personnel which covers cleaning skills and processes, Health and Safety, and hygienic practices. Personnel are upskilled annually and regular auditing is carried out by CrestClean’s Quality Assurance Co-ordinators.

Well-trained cleaners clean better!

No other cleaning company matches our commitment to ongoing training and upskilling. All our personnel undertake formal training programmes including practical cleaning training, proficiency assessments and annual upskilling throughout their CrestClean careers.

Master Cleaners Training Institute

L-master-cleaners-logoThe Master Cleaners Training Institute is a respected training organisation that has delivered internationally recognised programmes including courses accredited by the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc). More than 500 CrestClean cleaners have gained the BICSc Professional Skills Suite Certificate. This course was validated by an NZQA accredited Industry Training Organisation that moderated our course content.
Read more about CrestClean’s Industry Training Programme.

Certificate in Commercial Cleaning

Master Cleaners Training Institute has introduced the Certificate in Commercial Cleaning (CCC), specifically designed to meet the NZ cleaning industry needs. A ‘Licence to Clean’, course covers practical cleaning techniques, hygiene and industry specific Health and Safety and Environmental procedures.

Annual Upskilling and Ongoing Assessment

All personnel receive annual upskilling to remain up-to-date with product innovations and the latest advances in our industry. The performance of our personnel is continually assessed by our Regional Managers and cleaning equipment and chemicals are audited twice yearly to ensure safety and consistent standards of quality.

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Health and Safety Training

Health and Safety training is provided through formal training and skills development modules. Site-specific Health and Safety inductions are undertaken on our customers’ premises. All personnel complete an annual online Health and Safety update.

Fully Trained in Specialist Skills

Hard Floor Care, Carpet Cleaning and Pure Water Window Cleaning are all specialist skills undertaken by fully trained CrestClean personnel. Understanding the safe use of equipment and the nuances of performing these services is essential and our practical training sets the standard for the commercial cleaning industry.

Contractor Pre-qualification

Our workforce is trained to operate under SafeClean®, our Health, Safety and Environmental Management System that meets Contractor Prequalification. All personnel are inducted onto sites and hold Site Safe Passports where required.
See www.prequal.co.nz

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Training and Qualifications News

August 2017

Hard Floor Care upskilling taken in their stride

Rotorua franchisees on a training course to learn the secrets of floor care had a lot of information to soak up. But the hard yards put in now will pay dividends in future, says CrestClean’s Regional Manager Bill Douglas. Bill, who is an expert on how to clean and protect

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August 2017

Crest personnel get to grips with life saving techniques

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

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July 2017

Upskilling in Hard Floor Care brings extra opportunities

These CrestClean newbies polished off all their specialist tasks with ease – their efforts paving the way to generating more income. For being qualified as a Hard Floor Care specialist broadens the type of work they can now take on. The Hamilton franchisees attended a two-day course, which was run

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July 2017

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

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July 2017

Hard Floor training has community spin off

When CrestClean’s Wellington team was looking for a training venue the outcome was a win-win for everyone. The Hard Floor Care course, run by the Master Cleaners Training Institute, teaches newbies to the cleaning industry the essentials of how to manage and maintain a range of different floor surfaces. Dan

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July 2017

Esther scores 100 per cent in Health and Safety

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

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June 2017

Sallies caretaker learns cleaning skills

Attending a course run by the Master Cleaners Training Institute has given Clinton Storer a whole new outlook to the way he approaches his job. Clinton, who works at the Salvation Army complex in Hamilton, joined CrestClean personnel on the Module 1 programme. As the charity’s caretaker, Clinton is responsible

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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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March 2017

Nitij puts training before his special birthday

Franchisee Nitij Maharaj couldn’t believe his eyes when CrestClean laid on a sweet surprise to mark his milestone birthday. Nitij was attending a Module 2 Assessment course in Dunedin when Master Cleaners Training Institute’s Rachael Hannah turned up to surprise him with a special birthday cake. The reaction of Nitij

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January 2017

Business owners have every reason to jump for joy

Malcolm Brown and Alex Lopaz are not only Crest’s rising stars in Tauranga they are polished performers in every way. Jan Lichtwark says the hardworking franchisees rightly deserve top honours and have excelled by having a great attitude to work and going the extra mile for their customers. For Jan,

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November 2016
Bhartika Singh leads the way at the training session.

Enthusiasm shines at upskilling course

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 she had picked up on the training session run by the Master Cleaners Training Institute, which provides

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October 2016
National Training Manager Adam Hodge (centre) and MCTI assessor Julie Griffin with staff at A Supported Life.

Manager praises our acclaimed training institute

CrestClean’s acclaimed training division has won more praise after tailoring its training to meet the needs of an Auckland organisation that supports adolescents and adults with intellectual challenges. The training event was so successful that the Master Cleaners Training Institute has been asked to carry out further training days, says

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All Training & Qualifications News

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

    Master Cleaners Training Institute CEO Adam Hodge oversees the course as participants try CPR techniques. 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 ...

    FULL STORY
  • Upskilling in Hard Floor Care brings extra opp...

    Master Cleaners Training Institute trainer Praneel Prasad (far right) with participants on the Hard Floor Care course who were delighted with the shiny results of their labours. These CrestClean newbies polished off all their specialist tasks with ease - their ...

    FULL STORY
  • Pair set bar high for Master Cleaners

    Rotorua franchisee Joe Singh with his certificate. 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 ...

    FULL STORY
  • Hard Floor training has community spin off

    Rajeshri Panchal, Alpesh Patel, Swapnil Raut, Neha Malhotra and Mayuresh Bhatt. When CrestClean’s Wellington team was looking for a training venue the outcome was a win-win for everyone. The Hard Floor Care course, run by the Master Cleaners Training ...

    FULL STORY
  • Esther scores 100 per cent in Health and Safet...

    Esther Venkataiya receives her certificate from Kiri James, Christchurch South Regional Manager Pride shone bright when CrestClean franchisees received official recognition for passing their industry training examinations. Receiving the Master Cleaners Training ...

    FULL STORY
  • Sallies caretaker learns cleaning skills

    Clinton Storer (second left) joins CrestClean personnel on the course. The upskilling event was taken by Jo Singh (centre). Also in the picture are Snyder Olegario, Nilmini Mudiyanselage, Heather Rapana and Manreet Kaur. Attending a course run by the Master ...

    FULL STORY
  • 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 ...

    FULL STORY
  • ‘Queen of Cleaning’ passes on top tips

    Master Cleaners Training Institute’s Dawne Glenie (centre right) with Krish Kumar, Deepiksha Naicher, John Brownlie, Marilou Anover, and Randeep Singh She’s affectionately known as the “Queen of Cleaning” and her loyal subjects were in for a right royal ...

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  • From freezing worker to business owner

    Ashitosh Prasad receives his Certificate in Commercial Cleaning Level 1 from Crest’s South Canterbury Crest Regional Manager Rob Glenie. The daily toil of his job at the local freezing works meant Ashitosh Prasad had to put a dream of owning his own business on ...

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  • 100%
    100% New Zealand owned and locally operated in each region.
  • 1996
    Crest has been serving happy customers since 1996.
  • 602
    602 franchised business operators in New Zealand.
  • 1711
    1711 personnel in New Zealand alone.
  • 4238
    4238 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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