Hundreds of CrestClean vehicles pass audit with flying colours
A “consistently high standard” was achieved at CrestClean’s latest bi-annual vehicle audit, which saw more than 600 vehicles assessed nationwide.
“The high standard of presentation of the vehicles at audit shows our franchisees represent the brand well and are proud business owners,” says Health, Safety and Wellbeing Leader Ian Noon.
Two important areas of focus at the recent audits were on decreasing the age of vehicles and encouraging franchisees to install cargo barriers and fixed shelving for their equipment.
“We want to ensure that not only are the vehicles well-presented but, importantly, that they are safe. Newer vehicles offer our teams greater protection if they are involved in a crash, while securing their equipment reduces the likelihood of cabin injuries,” says Ian.
“A good shelving system also makes it easier to access equipment, which saves time and results in a more efficient business. We saw some great examples of well-organised vehicles during the audits, which were also an opportunity for franchisees to share their innovative storage ideas.”
Under CrestClean’s Health, Safety and Environmental Management System, all vehicles must meet compliance guidelines.
At the audits, which are held throughout the regions twice a year, each vehicle and its contents are checked by a Quality Assurance Co-ordinator and senior CrestClean staff.
Electrical equipment is inspected to ensure it is clean, correctly stored and has been tested and tagged. Cleaning chemicals must be correctly labelled, with corresponding material safety data sheets kept in the vehicle.
The audits are also an opportunity to ensure ID badges, uniforms and paperwork are all up to date.
“The high standard of our vehicles and presentation of our personnel is what sets us apart from our competitors. The vehicle audits are also essential for maintaining CrestClean’s Environmental Choice New Zealand certification,” says Ian.
“We would like to thank franchisees for upholding this standard, which both strengthens our brand and the trust our customers have in us.”