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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

October 2018

Successful business owners thrilled to take roles with acclaimed training institute

Two experienced CrestClean business owners in Wellington have risen through the ranks to take up senior training roles. Naval Gupta and Naseem Shariff have been appointed as Regional Trainers for Master Cleaners Training Institute (MCTI) in Wellington and Hutt Valley. But before being selected the pair had to meet strict

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October 2018

CrestClean couple fulfil home dream with spacious new home in Auckland

  It was an occasion that just couldn’t pass without a photo to celebrate receiving the keys to their brand new home in one of Auckland’s fastest growing and sought after suburbs. And their beaming faces are a picture of pride, as Jeevan Gundampati and Mitra Kancharla pose together in

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September 2018
Pinakin Patel was the first franchisee in South Auckland when he started with CrestClean 15 years ago.

Celebrating 15 successful years in business

  He didn’t need his accountancy skills to quickly figure out that cleaning could be a lucrative and rewarding career. When Pinakin Patel moved to New Zealand in 2002 he had “an open mind” on which career path life would take him on. He picked up a part time cleaning

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September 2018
Jason Cheng (left) and Pinakin Patel with CrestClean personnel attending the training event run by the Master Cleaners Training Institute.

Industry experts share top tips with newbies

  CrestClean newbies attending a key training course had two of the best operators in the business to learn from. The Master Cleaners Training Institute Module 1 programme was delivered by Jason Cheng assisted by Pinakin Patel. Jason has his own Crest cleaning business but he’s also one of the

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September 2018

Business owners drive CrestClean’s success

CrestClean’s Managing Director heaped praise on the company’s local business owners at the annual team meeting in Rotorua. Grant McLauchlan said the company’s turnover has grown by 12.4 percent nationally in the past financial year and the Rotoura region had played an important part in that increase. “We’ve become a

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August 2018
Ashneer Datt shows CrestClean personnel tips on the safe use of a vacuum cleaner. Looking on is Adam Hodge, CEO of the Master Cleaners Training Institute.

Final assessment sees CrestClean personnel pass ‘with flying colours’

  Health and safety came under close scrutiny for CrestClean personnel being assessed as part of their final training to become competent cleaners. The Invercargill team members were attending a Module 2 course delivered by Ashneer Datt on behalf of the acclaimed Master Cleaners Training Institute. Also on hand was

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August 2018
Rajinesh Prasad and Monisha Lata, who have been business owners for three years, receive their Certificate of Long Service from Grant McLauchlan, Crest’s Managing Director.

CrestClean business owners honoured at annual team meeting

Crest business owners received awards at the company’s recent annual team meeting in Christchurch. Among the recipients were Rajinesh Prasad and his wife Monisha Lata, who were presented with a Certificate of Long Service. It’s been a busy 12 months for Rajinesh, who earlier this year was “fast tracked” to

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August 2018
Fiza Rahiman receives a Certificate of Achievement from the Master Cleaners Training Institute. Making the presentation is Dries Mangnus, CrestClean’s Auckland Central Regional Manager.

Fiza has the last laugh as mates see his career take off with CrestClean

His friends were quick to poke fun at him when he told them he’d bought a cleaning franchise. “When I joined CrestClean my friends laughed at me,” Fiza Rahiman says, recalling the cruel comments from mates who would later be forced to eat their words. “They told me that being

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August 2018
Christina Kelliher, CrestClean’s Payroll Manager, with Grant McLauchlan, CrestClean’s Managing Director.

Study and dedication to her role pays off for Christina

Hard work and dedication to the profession she is passionate about has paid off in the form of official recognition for CrestClean’s Christina Kelliher. Christina is one of the first payroll practitioners in the country to have achieved a new industry accreditation. The New Zealand Payroll Practitioners Association (NZPPA) recently

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August 2018
Kumaran Nair receives the Christchurch South Franchisee of the Year Award. With him are Gina Holland and Grant McLauchlan, Crest’s Managing Director.

Crest trainer is Franchisee of the Year

He’s a standout franchisee who has picked up a prestigious award for being the region’s top CrestClean business owner. Gina Holland, Crest’s Christchurch South Regional Manager, says Kumaran Nair had outshone others to win her region’s Franchisee of the Year title. But she has predicted that next year it will

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July 2018
Family franchise: Taatu Taboia, Otiri Taboia,Taboia Uakeanu, and Boata Taboia.

Family franchise gets top marks for quality

  Progressing through their CrestClean training modules has brought a strong sense of personal achievement, says Otiri Taboia. Otiri and her husband Taboia are proud owners of a cleaning franchise in Wellsford. Also in the family business are their daughter Taatu and son Boata. All CrestClean personnel attend initial and

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July 2018
Shirlyn Chetty, Amita Kumari and Saleshni Devi receive their training awards from CrestClean Managing Director Grant McLauchlan and Yasa Panagoda, Christchurch North Regional Manager.

Sisters-in-law aim high with their Crest business

  Three sisters-in-law surprised their husbands by joining forces to go into business together with their own CrestClean franchise. For Shirlyn Chetty, Amita Kumari and Saleshni Devi, the decision has turned out far better than they expected. Not only are they enjoying the camaraderie, they’ve managed to achieve a much

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All Training & Qualifications News

  • Successful business owners thrilled to take ro...

    Naseem Shariff. Two experienced CrestClean business owners in Wellington have risen through the ranks to take up senior training roles. Naval Gupta and Naseem Shariff have been appointed as Regional Trainers for Master Cleaners Training Institute (MCTI) in ...

    FULL STORY
  • CrestClean couple fulfil home dream with spaci...

      Mitra Kancharla and Jeevan Gundampati have just moved into a brand new home in Hobsonville Point. It was an occasion that just couldn’t pass without a photo to celebrate receiving the keys to their brand new home in one of Auckland’s fastest growing ...

    FULL STORY
  • Celebrating 15 successful years in business

    Pinakin Patel was the first franchisee in South Auckland when he started with CrestClean 15 years ago.

      Pinakin Patel was the first franchisee in South Auckland when he started with CrestClean 15 years ago. He didn’t need his accountancy skills to quickly figure out that cleaning could be a lucrative and rewarding career. When Pinakin Patel moved to ...

    FULL STORY
  • Industry experts share top tips with newbies

    Jason Cheng (left) and Pinakin Patel with CrestClean personnel attending the training event run by the Master Cleaners Training Institute.

      Jason Cheng (left) and Pinakin Patel with CrestClean personnel attending the training event run by the Master Cleaners Training Institute. CrestClean newbies attending a key training course had two of the best operators in the business to learn ...

    FULL STORY
  • Business owners drive CrestClean’s success

    Vijaykumar Patel has been a CrestClean business owner for five years. CrestClean’s Managing Director heaped praise on the company’s local business owners at the annual team meeting in Rotorua. Grant McLauchlan said the company’s turnover has grown by 12.4 ...

    FULL STORY
  • Final assessment sees CrestClean personnel pas...

    Ashneer Datt shows CrestClean personnel tips on the safe use of a vacuum cleaner. Looking on is Adam Hodge, CEO of the Master Cleaners Training Institute.

      Ashneer Datt shows CrestClean personnel tips on the safe use of a vacuum cleaner. Looking on is Adam Hodge, CEO of the Master Cleaners Training Institute. Health and safety came under close scrutiny for CrestClean personnel being assessed as part of their ...

    FULL STORY
  • CrestClean business owners honoured at annual ...

    Rajinesh Prasad and Monisha Lata, who have been business owners for three years, receive their Certificate of Long Service from Grant McLauchlan, Crest’s Managing Director.

    Rajinesh Prasad and Monisha Lata, who have been business owners for three years, receive their Certificate of Long Service from Grant McLauchlan, Crest’s Managing Director. Crest business owners received awards at the company’s recent annual team meeting in ...

    FULL STORY
  • Fiza has the last laugh as mates see his caree...

    Fiza Rahiman receives a Certificate of Achievement from the Master Cleaners Training Institute. Making the presentation is Dries Mangnus, CrestClean’s Auckland Central Regional Manager.

    Fiza Rahiman receives a Certificate of Achievement from the Master Cleaners Training Institute. Making the presentation is Dries Mangnus, CrestClean’s Auckland Central Regional Manager. His friends were quick to poke fun at him when he told them he’d bought a ...

    FULL STORY
  • Study and dedication to her role pays off for ...

    Christina Kelliher, CrestClean’s Payroll Manager, with Grant McLauchlan, CrestClean’s Managing Director.

    Christina Kelliher, CrestClean’s Payroll Manager, with Grant McLauchlan, CrestClean’s Managing Director. Hard work and dedication to the profession she is passionate about has paid off in the form of official recognition for CrestClean’s Christina ...

    FULL STORY
  • 100%
    100% New Zealand owned and locally operated in each region.
  • 1996
    Crest has been serving happy customers since 1996.
  • 622
    622 franchised business operators in New Zealand.
  • 1776
    1745 personnel in New Zealand alone.
  • 4734
    4734 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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