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Five years polished off as Jason marks milestone with CrestClean   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/five-years-polished-off-as-jason-marks-milestone-with-crestclean/

When it comes to first impressions a clean and tidy vehicle goes a long way, says Jason Cheng. For in his role as one of CrestClean’s quality assurance co-ordinators Jason often bumps into operatives from other cleaning companies – and he’s less than impressed by what he sees and the poor image they portray. “When I’m out and about I see other companies with dirty vehicles and often their equipment is not very good at Read More…

Former veterinary surgeon helping to train CrestClean personnel   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/former-veterinary-surgeon-helping-to-train-crestclean-personnel/

A former veterinary surgeon is helping to train CrestClean’s new business owners in Invercargill. Maricel DeGuzman, who has been with the company for five years, has been appointed as a Regional Trainer for Master Cleaners Training Institute. Along with her husband Martin, who was also a registered veterinary surgeon when they lived in the Philippines, the couple run a large CrestClean franchise in the city. For Maricel, helping newcomers to the cleaning industry has become Read More…

Face masks become the new normal as hygiene expectations rise   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/face-masks-become-the-new-normal-as-hygiene-expectations-rise/

Just a few months ago anyone wearing a mask in public would have likely drawn stares in countries unused to this behaviour. Now they have become a stark visual reminder of the unusual times we live in, says Liezl Foxcroft, who oversees the training of CrestClean teams around New Zealand. However uncommon it may seem, the sight of your cleaning provider turning up in personal protective equipment, like a mask, can only be a good Read More…

Covid course proves invaluable for CrestClean’s training expert   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/covid-course-proves-invaluable-for-crestcleans-training-expert/

Having the most up to date information on COVID-19 is proving invaluable for Liezl Foxcroft as she delivers online training seminars to CrestClean teams around the country. With a stronger focus on cleaning and sanitising set to become the new normal, Liezl signed up for an intensive series of training seminars with the Global Biorisk Advisory Council. The in-depth course has a strong emphasis on SARS-Cov-2/COVID-19 and includes modules on the importance of proper cleaning Read More…

CrestClean personnel deployed to sanitise COVID-19 test stations   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/crestclean-personnel-deployed-to-sanitise-covid-19-test-stations/

Liezl Foxcroft, General Manager Training, Master Cleaners Training Institute, delivering training to CrestClean personnel via Skype.

CrestClean personnel who are ensuring COVID-19 testing stations are regularly cleaned and sanitised have been trained to the highest level for the important task. A special training session, featuring a live online video presentation, has enabled cleaning teams across the country to be fully prepared when authorities ask for assistance. The seminar, which has been delivered via Skype, has a strong health and safety component. It includes a section showing how to correctly put on Read More…

Upskilling brings personal satisfaction as new techniques learned   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/upskilling-brings-personal-satisfaction-as-new-techniques-learned/

These CrestClean business owners turned in a polished performance at the end of an upskilling course to learn about floor care. Becoming a qualified floor specialist broadens the type of work they can now take on and means their customers can benefit as well. But making the grade requires determination and a strong commitment. The Hamilton personnel showed they have what it takes, says course trainer Praneel Prasad. “They learned a lot from the course. Read More…

Praise for new role with Master Cleaners Training Institute   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/praise-for-new-role-with-master-cleaners-training-institute/

Congratulations to Sam Talwar who has been appointed as a Regional Trainer for Master Cleaners Training Institute. Helping newcomers to the cleaning industry has become a passion for Palmerston North-based Sam, who takes franchisees through practical and theory sessions leading to the Certificate in Commercial Cleaning. “I really enjoy passing on the experience I have gained in the industry and seeing new franchisees be successful in their business,” he says. Sam says training and upskilling Read More…

New chapter begins for Master Cleaners Training Institute   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/new-chapter-begins-for-master-cleaners-training-institute/

Seeing CrestClean personnel achieve an industry-recognised qualification has been one of the many career highlights for retiring Master Cleaners Training Institute CEO Adam Hodge. Adam, who has been at the helm of the organisation since its formation in 2012, was instrumental in introducing the Certificate in Commercial Cleaning, a qualification specifically designed to meet the New Zealand cleaning industry needs.  He says innovation and skills development have been a driving factor of the training organisation, Read More…

Couple step up to join Master Cleaners Training Institute   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/couple-step-up-to-join-master-cleaners-training-institute/

Newcomers to the cleaning industry are getting the best start possible thanks to a Hutt Valley couple who have stepped up to join CrestClean’s training arm. Gyaneshwar and Anzila Dass are loving their roles as Induction Trainers for Master Cleaners Training Institute. They were put forward for the role after their work ethic and attention to detail caught the eye of Zainab Ali, CrestClean’s Wellington and Hutt Valley Regional Manager, who says the couple are Read More…

New bride to join him as Maulik plans to expand his business   View https://mastercleaners.org.nz/new-bride-to-join-him-as-maulik-plans-to-expand-his-business/

Maulik Patel says being a CrestClean business owner has given him a lot more freedom. He loves the flexibility of choosing the hours he works, which fits in well with his main job as manager of a family convenience store in Auckland. “It’s a great feeling of being your own boss and I’m really happy,” he says. “The job itself is not too hard if you are organised and learn how to work smart.” Expanding Read More…