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Ecolabel reassurance for cleaning
Francesca Lipscombe, General Manager, ECNZ
The cleaning industry uses a range of products which
have an often-tough job to do, and as a result they may contain
ingredients that may be harmful or damaging to the environment if
not used, managed or disposed of correctly.
Environmental Choice New Zealand (ECNZ) is New Zealand’s only
Type 1 Ecolabel, which means it provides rigorous, verifiable, third-
party-assessed evidence that products and services meet certain
environmental standards through the life-cycle of their use.
ECNZ administers a range of licences for cleaning products and
services. In her presentation, Francesca will look at what the
ecolabel covers, the challenges presented by cleaning products,
the benefits to licensees, their customers and the community of
having a licence, and the innovative work being done by cleaning
companies and product developers to make their products and
services environmentally preferable.
Expectation vs realities of cleaning
Francie Morgan, Infection Preventionist Nurse
Hospital environments require excellence in cleaning. There are
many cleaning methodologies that claim to be the most suited.
This presentation will highlight the many questions and dilemmas
that face infection prevention and control health care professionals
when deciding what types of methodology to adopt and how to
measure their effectiveness.
Beyond green cleaning –
Sustainability in 2018
Abbie Reynolds, Executive Director, Sustainable
There have been great improvements in environmentally
responsible and green cleaning. At the same time sustainability
issues are becoming more mainstream, and that means new
and changing demands from customers. What issues do New
Zealanders care about? What can you expect customers to start
asking you for? What can you get ready for now? And what’s the
opportunity? Get answers to these questions in a session that
provides an update on sustainability and some of the key issues for
New Zealand that are likely to affect our sector.
Hitch a ride to success with WoolSafe
Dr Agnes Zsednai, Managing Director, Woolsafe
Striving for excellence and using the best products
and practices is the hallmark of a cleaning company
aiming to be market leader.
This presentation highlights the independent product testing,
certification, training programs and information resources that give
invaluable guidance in an industry bursting with new technologies
and innovative products.
The WoolSafe Organisation’s cleaning chemical testing and
certification program was developed in 1991 by industry experts
drawing on years of research and experience. The program is
constantly updated with new developments and now covers
products for wool, other natural and synthetic fibres and products
for environmentally preferable cleaning practices.
Advanced training programs for carpet cleaners and a multitude
of other learning opportunities for cleaners, carpet inspectors and
others involved in this industry are available through the WoolSafe
Academy in classrooms or online. The offered learning potential will
Clearing the air on filters
Larry Carlson, Phoenix Restoration Equipment
There is a lot of confusion and misunderstanding
about air filters. This presentation discusses why air
filtration is critical to healthy IAQ, the different types of air filtration,
what the filter performance really is and what the ratings mean.
Differentiating services for sustainability
Peter Ralph, Sustainability Manager, Reclaim Ltd
Large corporates are driving towards sustainability.
The desire to divert as much as possible from landfill
is growing and they are seeking suppliers to assist them on this
journey. Simultaneously the recycling industry is at a turning point
and contamination is no longer an option. Find out what this means
for the cleaning industry and how to take advantage of the situation.
Introducing the Cleaning Activity Levels
(CAL): An innovative model for specifying
Bridget Gardner, Director, Fresh Green Clean
The Cleaning Activity Levels (CAL) is an innovative way to document
cleaning standards, and accurately measure the outcomes. Presenter
Bridget Gardner, will be introducing CAL for the first time at CleanNZ.
The CAL model was developed to address the problem of overly-
complex, prescriptive, and unrealistic cleaning specifications, and to
prevent disputes about differing expectations and acceptable levels of
clean. Bridget will demonstrate how you can use this radically simple
• Simplify the way we communicate cleaning duties,
• Provide a consistent and objective auditing framework,
• Focus the cleaner’s efforts more efficiently.
Unions in the workplace: Managing the
processes, challenges & relationships to
strike a successful partnership
Shankara Amurthalingam and Dinesh Sundararaj
Auckland District Health Board
Unionised work environments within the cleaning
industry are not uncommon. A critical component
of success is the partnership forged together
with unions to sustain a productive and engaged
workforce. Unions may pose a number of challenges for
businesses. In identifying and addressing these challenges and
developing the working relationship we will share our experience,
highlighting factors that trigger these challenges, and defining
the pathway that can help support managers in creating a positive
work environment for employees. We will look to dispel the
negative notions and provide a framework that benefits businesses
and flows through to clients.
How to make the cleaning tender and
contract a success
Jack Crutzen, Director, PRISMA
This presentation will focus on what both parties (FM and cleaning
service providers) could learn and do to ensure that a cleaning
tender is a success for both, to make the tender process more
effective as well as creating a successful platform for the contract
management phase. Jack will focus on some lessons learned in the
NZ market and provide some thoughts for how facility managers, as
well as cleaning service providers, can focus more on value than only
To wipe and not to swipe: that is the
Dr Greg Whiteley, Executive Chairman,
Wiping is one of the fundamental actions in any manual cleaning
process. However, it is terrifying to find out that there is almost no
published research on what wiping process works to clean a surface.
Is the wiping action the most important aspect, or is it the wipe itself
that does the work? If your wiping is more swiping, then the bugs on
the surface will remain untouched. If your wiping is really smearing,
then the bugs will simply spread out as a smudge on the surface or
even jump onto the wipe and get a free ride on to the next surface
and cross contamination is guaranteed. Cleaning is defined as ‘the
removal of unwanted soil’ so if your wiping is just a swipe or a smear,
then your cleaning process has failed. With fears of multi-drug-
resistant organisms and the failure of antibiotics, there has never been
a more important time to reconsider your basic cleaning processes.
This talk will:
• Review the latest science on wiping, wipes, and cleaning methods,
• Review the materials used in an effective cleaning process,
• Challenge you to think about this fundamental cleaning process in
a new way to truly improve cleanliness, reduce cleaning failure and
minimise cross contamination.
Enhancing the leadership and
management skills of your team
Penny Barrett, Business
Development Consultant, Careerforce
Careerforce Business Development Consultant, Penny will discuss how
Careerforce business programmes from levels 3 to 6 can enhance the
administration, leadership and management skills of your team.
Admin staff, first line managers and operational and strategic
leaders are all vital to your business. They can all be assessed
in competencies that improve your business performance and
undertake learning to fill the gaps.
As the Industry Training Organisation (ITO) for the cleaning sector,
Careerforce also supports organisations with valuable programmes
that allow cleaners to gain the skills and knowledge needed to
pathway from a level 2 to a level 3 cleaning qualification (with strands
in specialist cleaning and supervision).
Test and Tag – Making it work for you
Mark Goldthrope, Founder, Metrotest
Metrotest has been represented on Standards NZ EL36
committee, responsible for writing the ASNZS 3760
standard, commonly known as the Test and Tag standard, since 1998.
Metrotest’s involvement in the industry from design to the build of
PAT testers, along with repairs calibration, DIY Test and Tag training
and operating a New Zealand-wide Test and Tag business means
there’s not much they don’t know about the industry. Topics to be
covered in this presentation include: What Test and Tag all about, why
it’s necessary, how to gain income from Test and Tag without adding
any costs to your business, as well as testing and tag traps including
common mistakes, poor test equipment and testing practices and
how to easily avoid test and tag fraud.
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