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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

July 2018
Vaughn Chiplin is CrestClean’s latest Quality Assurance Co-ordinator.

Maintaining CrestClean’s high quality a hot issue for ex-firefighter

  They might be as different as chalk and cheese but the roles of firefighter and cleaner have similarities, says CrestClean’s Vaughn Chiplin. Health and safety and regular upskilling were core features of his 21-year career as a firefighter – and it’s the strong emphasis Crest puts on those values

Full Story
July 2018
The Cubby House Centre Manager Lyn Coulton with CrestClean business owners Afelee Niumea and Makalita Afelee.

Team praised for helping to maintain high standards at childhood centre

  Trusting their child’s health and safety to a preschool is a big step for many parents. When choosing an early-learning centre they feel comfortable with, first impressions go a long way and can play a big part in the decision-making process for mums and dads, says Lyn Coulton, from

Full Story
June 2018
South Canterbury business owners at the Module 1 course run by the Master Cleaners Training Institute.

CrestClean’s new business owners quick to learn training tips and techniques

  It might have been a freezing South Canterbury morning but these CrestClean newbies quickly warmed to required tasks on an upskilling programme. Experienced franchisee Murray Kelly took the business owners through an extensive programme on the Module 1 course run by the Master Cleaners Training Institute. The course aims

Full Story
June 2018

Cleaning kick-started career with Crest for experienced martial arts guru

  Just like the martial arts passion that keeps him fighting fit, his role as a CrestClean Quality Assurance Co-ordinator keeps Woo Sung Lee on his toes. The 41 year old, an accomplished Taekwondo master, has proved to be a high-flyer within the company and is loving his new job.

Full Story
June 2018
Taranaki Regional Manager Prasun Acharya with his team at one of their regular catch up meetings.

Health and safety a big focus for regular team meetings

  CrestClean’s catch up meetings for its Taranaki personnel are proving popular for coffee connoisseurs among the team. Regional Manager Prasun Acharya says getting together on a regular basis is all part of being a member of the “Crest family”. Meeting up over coffee is a great way to start

Full Story
June 2018

Nissan van fitted out to achieve efficient storage of cleaning gear

Having everything at his fingertips saves a lot of time for Auckland franchisee Ajay Prakash. When he bought a Nissan NV200 van for his business Ajay had a vision in his mind’s eye of where all his cleaning gear would go. But first there was the little issue of how

Full Story
May 2018
Crest business owner Neville Hall has his vehicle checked by Sam Lewis, General Manager Franchise Services. Looking on is CrestClean’s Megan Dawson, who provides CRM support/training.

Vehicle audits crucial to keep CrestClean’s fleet compliant

When Neville Hall was going through the motions of purchasing his CrestClean business in 2016 he knew the vehicle he chose for the job was a crucial decision that he had to get right. But by opting for a Nissan NV200 van he had no idea it would make him

Full Story
April 2018

New role helps maintain high quality

His passion for the job has earned Rajinesh Prasad a new role in the team that ensures CrestClean’s quality and high standards are maintained. Such has been the commitment shown by the Christchurch North franchisee that he’s been “fast tracked” to be one of the company’s training assessors. His eye

Full Story
March 2018

Certificate takes caretaking to next level

They love their role at Rotorua Girls’ High School – but today their pride is shining brighter after the couple’s commitment to the job was officially recognised. Hemant Kumar and Rajni Chand are one of the first CrestClean couples in the country to gain a prestigious qualification in caretaking. The

Full Story
March 2018
CrestClean’s Caroline Wedding (left) puts on a morning tea. With her is caretaker Thang Hlawnceu and Windy Ridge School staff Sarah Turner, Brenda McPherson, Amanda Hurley, Jane Brown and Caroline Walker

Thumbs up for Crest PropertyCare

A busy Auckland school’s ground-breaking decision to switch its caretaking to a contracted based service is proving a big hit with staff. Windy Ridge School Principal Brenda McPherson is delighted with the new arrangement and says nothing is too much trouble for Crest PropertyCare’s Thang Hlawnceu. “He’s really committed to

Full Story
January 2018
Adam Hodge assessing Satish Kumar and Dan Pariachi during the training for Crest PropertyCare personnel.

Upskilling embraced by Crest caretakers

Crest PropertyCare personnel have stepped up to the mark by embracing a tailor-made training course to make sure they have the technical know-how to tackle every task they face. The course was overseen by Adam Hodge, the Director of CrestClean’s in-house training and upskilling unit – the Master Cleaners Training

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November 2017
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.

Schools liable if caretakers not safety trained

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

Full Story

All Health & Safety News

  • Maintaining CrestClean’s high quality a hot ...

    Vaughn Chiplin is CrestClean’s latest Quality Assurance Co-ordinator.

      Vaughn Chiplin is CrestClean’s latest Quality Assurance Co-ordinator. They might be as different as chalk and cheese but the roles of firefighter and cleaner have similarities, says CrestClean’s Vaughn Chiplin. Health and safety and regular ...

    FULL STORY
  • Team praised for helping to maintain high stan...

    The Cubby House Centre Manager Lyn Coulton with CrestClean business owners Afelee Niumea and Makalita Afelee.

      The Cubby House Centre Manager Lyn Coulton with CrestClean business owners Afelee Niumea and Makalita Afelee. Trusting their child's health and safety to a preschool is a big step for many parents. When choosing an early-learning centre they feel ...

    FULL STORY
  • CrestClean’s new business owners quick to le...

    South Canterbury business owners at the Module 1 course run by the Master Cleaners Training Institute.

      South Canterbury business owners at the Module 1 course run by the Master Cleaners Training Institute. It might have been a freezing South Canterbury morning but these CrestClean newbies quickly warmed to required tasks on an upskilling ...

    FULL STORY
  • Cleaning kick-started career with Crest for ex...

      Woo Sung Lee is a Taekwondo master. Just like the martial arts passion that keeps him fighting fit, his role as a CrestClean Quality Assurance Co-ordinator keeps Woo Sung Lee on his toes. The 41 year old, an accomplished Taekwondo master, has proved to ...

    FULL STORY
  • Health and safety a big focus for regular team...

    Taranaki Regional Manager Prasun Acharya with his team at one of their regular catch up meetings.

      Taranaki Regional Manager Prasun Acharya with his team at one of their regular catch up meetings. CrestClean’s catch up meetings for its Taranaki personnel are proving popular for coffee connoisseurs among the team. Regional Manager Prasun Acharya ...

    FULL STORY
  • Nissan van fitted out to achieve efficient sto...

    Having everything at his fingertips saves a lot of time for Auckland franchisee Ajay Prakash. When he bought a Nissan NV200 van for his business Ajay had a vision in his mind’s eye of where all his cleaning gear would go. But first there was the little ...

    FULL STORY
  • Vehicle audits crucial to keep CrestClean’s ...

    Crest business owner Neville Hall has his vehicle checked by Sam Lewis, General Manager Franchise Services. Looking on is CrestClean’s Megan Dawson, who provides CRM support/training.

    Crest business owner Neville Hall has his vehicle checked by Sam Lewis, General Manager Franchise Services. Looking on is CrestClean’s Megan Dawson, who provides CRM support/training. When Neville Hall was going through the motions of purchasing his CrestClean ...

    FULL STORY
  • New role helps maintain high quality

    Rajinesh Prasad with his Master Cleaners Training Institute Certificate of Achievement. His passion for the job has earned Rajinesh Prasad a new role in the team that ensures CrestClean’s quality and high standards are maintained. Such has been the commitment ...

    FULL STORY
  • Certificate takes caretaking to next level

    Hemant Kumar and Rajni Chand have made a big impression with staff at Rotorua Girls’ High School. They love their role at Rotorua Girls’ High School - but today their pride is shining brighter after the couple’s commitment to the job was officially ...

    FULL STORY

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

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    100% New Zealand owned and locally operated in each region.
  • 1996
    Crest has been serving happy customers since 1996.
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    622 franchised business operators in New Zealand.
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    1745 personnel in New Zealand alone.
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    4734 business and education customers in New Zealand.
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Crest Commercial Cleaning Ltd

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New Zealand
Telephone: +64-3-477 1126
Fax: +64-3-477 1194

Email: service@crestclean.co.nz

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