Issue 03 | 2009

Issue 03 | 2009

Newsletters > Issue 03 | 2009
Managing Directors Message

It feels as if it were just the other day that I was called upon to write my MD comment for December 2008. This was at about the time that South Africa was  thrashing  Australia in a very enjoyable test match series.

How the year has flown!

2009, our 29 th  year, has been another year of solid growth in both private and government sectors. The company has extended strong business relationships with facilities management partners, as well as, acquiring numerous contracts in various sectors, including education, commercial, retail and accommodation and in some instances, “leap frogging” off existing business in rural areas, by tendering and winning further business in Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Murray Bridge, Tailem Bend and Kadina.

I take this opportunity to thank all our employees for their hard work, loyalty and dedication to their job and our clients over the last year and to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous new year.

Keep up the good work!

Brandon Petty
Managing Director

A Safety Message from HSE Manager

Tyre Explosion Results in Two Fatalities

Incident description:
What happened: An employee of a company used an Instant Hand Sanitizer avaliable in the bathroom.  He immediately went outiside for a cigarette break.  It was windy so he held his hand up to block the wind as he was lighting the cigarette and his hand burst into flames as he had not fully rubbed in the sanitizer.

Cause Factors: People failing to read and adhere to the direction on the packaging.

This is what we use on site

Note: It is Flammabl e

HSE Manager: Stephen Lemon

Remember: Workplace Injuries Don't Stay at Work, They come home with YOU!!!

Handy Hints

As the warmer weather is now upon us, I thought that a handy hint about BBQ's would be helpful.


  1. Clean Barbecue plates whilst still hot by sprinkling a handful of salt on and leaving until the plate cools.
  2. Wipe off when cooled with wads of paper towel.

Remember if you have a handy hint I’d love to hear from you, please email me at

Employee of the Month

Management would like to recognise the below employees wheo have gone above and beyond to help the company within the stated months. 

Employee of the month for May - Dougie & Christine Banks from Bellevue Heights School, nominated by Area Manager Margie Kidd for being prepared to cover at short notice and to go to other sites.

Employee of the month for June - June Ellis from Wilderness School, nominated by Operations Manager Allan Sym for keeping the school running smoothly and exceeding expectations.

Employee of the month for July - Sue Penevski who workes at the ANZ and Westpac banks, nominated by Area Manager Denise Commin for her work always being done to the best of her ability and having her timesheets always filled in correctly and faxed ontime.

Employee of the month for August - Amgalanzaya Ganbat who works as ASMS, nominated by Area Manager Susan Fulton for her excellent cleaning and willingness to fill-in without question.

Employee of the month for September - Kerion Nuske who works at Cambrai, nominated by Area Manager Hazel Ireland for covering a co-workers shift when they were sick for an extended period without complaints

Thank you for all your hard work, it is greatly appreciated!

Quote of the Month

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remians unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered."

Nelson Mandela

Have your Say

We are always interested in what you have to say. Employee feedback regarding workplace issues, general comments or even suggestions for future newsletters are always appreciated. If you would like to contribute to our newsletters please send your contributions to:

Via email to:

Via post to:
Southern Cross Cleaning
Kathryn Holman -  Newsletter Contributions
PO Box 964 

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