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Number of personnel trained increases by 43 per cent   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/number-of-personnel-trained-increases-by-43-per-cent/

An increase in the number of personnel trained through the Master Cleaners Training Institute reflects the demand for training and shows it is being met, CEO Adam Hodge says. The number of personnel trained in 2015 increased by 43 per cent over the four main training programmes compared to 2014. The total number of participants trained in 2015 from January to November was 1,124 – an increase of 30 per cent over the same period Read More…

Frankton School’s floors shine   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/frankton-schools-floors-shine/

Crest personnel take pride in restoring the shine to hard floors. Hard floor care is one of the many services CrestClean offers and as part of Crest’s commitment to upskilling personnel; Hamilton franchisees recently completed a two-day Hard Floor Care Training course at Frankton School. The course is run by Master Cleaners Training Institute, which is accredited by the British Institute of Cleaning Sciene, as well as an NZQA accredited Industry Training Organisation. The course Read More…

Training is one of Crest’s core values   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/training-is-one-of-crests-core-values/

Taranaki franchisees are helping Crest set new benchmarks in training for the New Zealand cleaning and hygiene workforce. Five franchisees completed the Module 1 training course that was held in New Plymouth last month. The course, which is run through the Master Cleaners Training Institute in conjunction with CrestClean, aims to raise industry standards by equipping personnel with skills, knowledge and NZQA recognised qualifications. Taranaki Regional Manager Prasun Acharya says franchisees enjoyed the Module 1 Read More…

Best practice essential in the fight against cross-contamination   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/best-practice-essential-in-the-fight-against-cross-contamination/

Master Cleaners Training Institute CEO Adam Hodge. 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. The best way to prevent the spread of the flu virus is to do so by preventing cross-contamination – the transfer of bacteria from one Read More…

CrestClean calls for Cleaning Industry Training Standards (CITS)   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/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 would be designed to increase professionalism and demonstrate a commitment to effective training in an industry that has no recognised or formal level of training Read More…

Upskilling a way of giving back to community   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/upskilling-a-way-of-giving-back-to-community/

Diego Gonzalez could not stop smiling after he received a certificate of completion from the Master Cleaners Training Institute acknowledging his achievement. The MacLaren Park Henderson South (MPHS) Community Trust employee, who has Down syndrome, completed a training program that covered washroom cleaning, toilet cleaning and floor mopping. Auckland Operations Coordinator Julie Griffin designed the program for Diego, which gave him a great opportunity to upskill. Rebecca George-Koteka, of MPHS Community Connections says Diego, who Read More…

Upskilling personnel is Crest’s point of difference   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/upskilling-personnel-is-crests-point-of-difference/

Completing the British Institute of Cleaning Sciences (BICSc) training and assessments has instilled an abundance of confidence in Christchurch North CrestClean franchisee Dan Mahida. Dan completed his BICSc Cleaning Professional Skills Suite (CPSS) Certificate and the BICSc Licence to Clean. He also completed a two day Hard Floor Course and a Pure Water Window Cleaning course. “They were amazing. I didn’t have a lot of experience in the cleaning industry so I learned a lot Read More…

FMs must invest in skills-based training to raise industry status and improve safety   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/fms-must-invest-in-skills-based-training-to-raise-industry-status-and-improve-safety/

As an employer in the commercial cleaning industry, if you make an investment in training you want it to produce confident, competent, safe and loyal employees who will make a positive contribution to your bottom line, helping you grow your business and your customer base. For that to happen, the training has to be relevant to you, your business, your employees and, most importantly, your customers. Many of the training programs available in New Zealand Read More…

Christchurch team member achieves qualification   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/christchurch-team-member-achieves-qualification/

Completing his BICSc Cleaning Professional Skills Suite training was a proud moment for Titus Samuel. The Christchurch North franchisee is one of many Crest personnel that have completed their training through the Master Cleaners Training Institute. It is another way CrestClean is helping raise industry standards through innovation and skills development. “I am very proud. The training course was very valuable,” he says. Over 800 personnel have been trained to NZQA standards by CrestClean trainers Read More…

Annual Upskilling Keeps Invercargill Team Trained and Ready   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/annual-upskilling-keeps-invercargill-team-trained-and-ready/

CrestClean upskilling.

CrestClean has a strong commitment to training as a way of raising the standards of the commercial cleaning industry in New Zealand. All franchisees undergo three weeks of induction training when they purchase a franchise and free annual upskilling is also part of the Crest business. Annual upskilling that CrestClean offers all franchisees ensures they keep up-to-date with the latest industry innovations. National Quality/Training Manager Chris Chapman recently visited Invercargill and conducted a skills development Read More…