Thank Your Cleaner Day (TYCD) was launched in New Zealand back in 2015 by BSCNZ, supported by Kärcher. Since that time, it's grown to be a global initiative celebrating the valuable contribution cleaners make to our communities every day.
OCS Australia and New Zealand are right behind this initiative because we see first-hand the hard work our 4000 team members put in every day, often working unsociable hours servicing our customers across airports, classrooms, health clinics, local government, shopping malls and offices. We want our team to feel valued by everyone, so we're encouraging our customers, their customers, and the public to get behind this initiative.
Did you know that more than 62,000 Australians are employed in the cleaning industry? That's a fair amount of people that deserve our thanks, and we want them to be acknowledged for their dedication to ensuring our spaces are pristine for all.
This year, thanking our cleaners is more important than ever - they're the unsung heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic. They're on the frontlines of Australia's COVID-19 response, and Thank Your Cleaner Day is a chance for us to truly thank the many Australians who provide this essential service.
Ideas for TYCD
Not all of our customers will be able to afford to spend money on this initiative so we've got a range of ideas to suit all budgets. Many customers have participated in previous years - so you can build on what they've done previously.
- Take a few moments to stop and acknowledge your cleaner - a simple smile and 'thank you' could go a long way.
- Organise a shared or catered morning or afternoon tea.
- Display a big thank you on your digital welcoming screen.
- Check out our free downloadable resources for cards, banners, and more.
In previous years, businesses have organised some incredible events including:
- A party in an aeroplane hangar.
- Breakfast with the lemurs.
- Providing digital billboard space for the day, for a TYCD 'shout out'.
If you have a fabulous idea, we'd love to help out. Email our team and they can see how they can assist.
We have a wide range of free online and offline resources available to promote Thank Your Cleaner Day in your school, workplace, or community.TYCD Resources
We'd love for you to share the love. Post photos and videos on the day to help bring this to life. Send them through to our team, and feel free to post them yourself - remember to tag them with #ThankYourCleanerDay.
Got questions? Drop us a line and we'd be happy to help.TYCD@ocs.co.nz