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Gumdrop Saves the Environment and Reduces Costs

UMS New Zealand and Civic Contractors are thrilled to have started a trial of the Gumdrop at Auckland Council‘s Te Manawa (the new library located at Westgate) and Auckland Council’s West Wave Pool and Leisure Centre in Henderson. Gumdrop Ltd was founded by Anna Bullus in 2009 to tackle the global problem of chewing gum …

UMS New Zealand Expands Its Services to Auckland Council

UMS New Zealand is expanding its range of services to Auckland Council. In addition to providing full facilities maintenance services to the Council’s buildings and open spaces, the team along with our delivery partners Recreational Services and Civic Contractors will now also undertake a significant range of streetscape services. These include town centre cleaning, litter collection, …

UMS Helped Aucklanders in Need

Late in April, the Mission reached out to the community for help as their stocks of canned food were nearly out. Each year the Mission provides around 13,000 food parcels to Auckland-based individuals and families in need. Each food parcel contains donated canned food from local businesses, communities or its purchased by the Mission itself. Some of the people that received these food parcels are homeless, struggling families, isolated elderly or those battling addictions …

The Importance of Playground Maintenance

An injury can happen in the blink of an eye. This is especially true when children are having fun at the playground. To enhance park safety level and avoid unnecessary costs, it is crucial to conduct regular playground maintenance. In 2016, the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) reported 8300 children between the ages of 5 and …

Providing Accredited First Aid Training To Our Employees

The first step to create a safer workplace is to provide accredited first aid training to our employees. It’s a life skill that goes beyond the workplace as it can be used in critical life or death situations (no matter where they are). New Zealand legally requires all workplaces to have first aid procedures in …

Safety In The Forefront Of Our Minds

Every month, at our Henderson Depot, our field staff get together to draw attention to areas of risk and encourage safety awareness. These monthly Toolbox meetings are important for the success of our safety program; as we keep safety in the forefront of our minds. Looking at workplace deaths and injuries, the NZ Council of …

Excellence in Safety Recognition

UMS is proud to hand out its first Employee Award, for safety recognition, to Doug Archer. The culture in every business contributes positively or negatively to the health and safety of its employees. This award recognises the importance of establishing and maintaining a positive health and safety culture in our workplace. And implementing practices which …

Waitakere Ward Councillor, Penny Hulse, recognised our teams hard work

Another proud moment for Urban Maintenance Systems (UMS) as Waitakere Ward Councillor (former Deputy Mayor of Auckland Council), Penny Hulse, recognised our teams’ hard work and determination to keep Auckland beautiful. She posted on social media on the 17th of January, 2018 with the below photos, captioned: “Biking around to various meetings out west yesterday I …