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 Master Cleaners CEO Adam Hodge.
The training day for A Supported Life (ASL) covered a wide range of topics, including safe use and storage of chemicals, safe use of equipment, introduction to colour coding, and understanding cross contamination.
“The first programme was designed to take the managers through the requirements of health and safety around the use of chemicals, processes and procedures for carrying out the basic cleaning tasks and safety with equipment,” said Adam.
“It gave an insight into things they might not have thought of. Everybody was really happy, it went extremely well and it was very successful.
“So much so they’ve now come back and ordered another three training days for the staff. They also want to look at using CrestClean chemicals in future.
“We’ll now take the staff though the three training days. The managers now have the skills to make sure the processes and procedures are implemented.”
ASL offers adolescents and adults with intellectual challenges a wide range of support opportunities and residential options in their community. It is a niche provider committed to a unique flexible service style that arises from the individual’s own aspirations and needs.
The Master Cleaners Training Institute training was carried out in one of ISL’s residential units in Henderson. The programme was designed to introduce best practice cleaning processes and procedures for implementation by staff and residents as they carry out their normal cleaning duties.
It was run by Adam and MCTI assessor Julie Griffin and was used as a teambuilding exercise for managers and team leaders.
“It was good to see the training programme we drew up suited them perfectly. It will help them comply with the new health and safety requirements,” said Adam.
“The feedback from each individual was really good. Each said they weren’t sure what to expect.
“But at the end of the day they went away and said it had given each of them new tools, new skills, and new information to be able to raise the standards of each individual unit to where they wanted it to be.”
ASL General Manager Stuart Spackman praised Adam for the work put into the training day.
“We really enjoyed the training – fun and very informative,” he said.
“It was everything I expected and more. Please extend our thanks and appreciation to Julie also.
“I look forward to planning the timing for the wider training for staff with you.”