He didn’t have to think twice when he heard the New Zealand Blood Service had enquired about extra cleaning for venues used by its mobile collection clinics.
Wayne Ng was already carrying out cleaning and sanitising at the organisation’s Takapuna centre. It was not only work he was familiar with, it was something he loved doing.
Caroline Wedding, CrestClean’s Auckland West Regional Manager, says Wayne immediately put his hand up, despite the venues being outside the district he usually works in.
“He’s just jumped in to do all the sites on Auckland’s North Shore and on the west side of the city. They are a long way out of his area but he’s been so accommodating and flexible. He’s been nothing short of amazing.”
For Wayne, his work has brought him an enhanced feeling of a job well done, he says. “I feel proud of myself for being one of the essential workers during this critical period.
“It’s good that I can make some kind of contribution by carrying out the sanitising and cleaning to help people feel safe.”
He’s got to know many of the New Zealand Blood Service personnel as he goes about his cleaning tasks. “They are really committed to their work and they appreciate what I have done. Not only the day sanitising but the overall level of cleaning.”
As a direct result of the coronavirus crisis, CrestClean has stepped up its regular work with the New Zealand Blood Service.
As well as looking after a number of regional centres around the country, CrestClean personnel are servicing some of the mobile blood collection clinics, says Sam Lewis, General Manager Franchise Services.
“The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. Our cleaning personnel have integrated very well into the work environment and they’ve become part of the team.
“It’s testament to CrestClean that this customer has put their trust in us to look after them. It needs a really high standard of cleaning and a sensitivity to the surroundings we are working in.”