Covid-19 Saliva Testing

Covid-19 Saliva Testing

A simple way to get results

Excel Refrigeration & Air Conditioning is really committed to the health and well-being of all of our team, our customers, key stakeholders and their whanau. With COVID-19 clearly in our community, Excel – Auckland is leading the business and being proactive, ensuring that all of the team of 43 employees in the business are regularly tested for COVID-19. For many of our customers this will provide confidence that we are taking Covid 19 seriously and have robust processes in place to keep their business safe.

The business is funding the Saliva Testing weekly, with samples collected every Friday. Saliva testing is a simple, less invasive and easy way to make sure COVID-19 does not sneak up on us.

The reality is that if one or some of our vaccinated team were to catch COVID-19 they might only have very mild or little to no symptoms. Regular saliva testing for everyone means that the virus is more likely to be detected during the high-risk transmitting period between days two to seven, rather than at days 7 or 14 as per the nasal swab test requirements. Early detection keeps everyone safe.

The test is pretty simple and largely involves drooling into a tiny container, it doesn’t need qualified medical professionals to administer, unlike the sticking a nasal swab up your nose does. Painful if you had to keep on doing this.

The science behind saliva testing has been around for nearly a year. In fact, Anne Wyllie, a New Zealand scientist at Yale University found saliva testing could be just as effective as the more painful nasal swab kind, and potentially better at early detection. The working theory is the virus may form in the saliva glands first before making its way to the back of the throat.

Jason Roud (Director) didn’t give this a second thought, once he knew saliva testing was available, he seized the opportunity. It is giving our employees better protection by detecting COVID-19 early, including those who are already vaccinated and may not have symptoms. It is giving our customers confidence that we have processes in place. Our customers’ business matters to us.

Doing weekly saliva testing is keeping us all safe. For more information on Saliva testing, visit https://covid19salivatesting.co.nz/

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Gold Award – Hawke’s Bay Opera House

Gold Award – Hawke’s Bay Opera House

Congratulations to the Excel Hawke’s Bay Team for having received a Gold Award under the Heritage Building Category, as part of the team that delivered the HB Opera House project.

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Cast Iron Services Ltd acquired by Excel Group

Cast Iron Services Ltd acquired by Excel Group

Cast Iron Services Ltd was a Taranaki based company that started trading in 2008 and was purchased by Excel in May 2021 and now trades as ICE Electrical Ltd.

Heinz Watties Dehumidifier Project – Hawke’s Bay

OMV Project – Excel Taranaki

OMV Project – Excel Taranaki

New Plymouth HVAC Projects Team installing the Chiller and Air handling unit on the eighth floor of OMV office fit-out project.

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Leap Frog Winner

Project Botany Town Centre, Auckland – Testimonial

Project Botany Town Centre, Auckland – Testimonial

Dear Paul,

Naylor Love Auckland Limited recently completed the Botany Town Centre Building G project together with Excel Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (Auckland) Limited, one of twelve sub-contractors who helped finish the project in February 2021.

The site posed many challenges coupled with Covid level 2, 3 and 4 restrictions as well as having to work within live environments. We sincerely appreciate the hours and weekends your team had to work to make the project hit our target dates as it was not always easy with the continuous access restrictions placed on us.

Overall, especially considering the difficulties of the project, this was an excellent project for Naylor Love and further strengthen our relationship with Botany Shopping Centre Management and AMP Capital. It’s because of our top-rated core group of subcontractors and dedicated teams why we’ve maintained our relationship with this client for the past several years.

On completing the project, Naylor Love Auckland Limited undertook the task of evaluating the performance of the sub-contractors on this project. Excel Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (Auckland) Limited was one of only two contractors who achieved the best possible rating of “Top Rated Contractor” based on the following eleven categories:

• Quality – Workmanship.
• Punctuality – Programme, team arrived when they said they would.
• Organisation – Workers knew what to do.
• Defects – How many and clearance.
• Variation Orders – Clearance and on time.
• Environmental – Recycling, spill control etc.
• Documentation – QS interface and paperwork.
• Safety Documentation – Standard of overall Safety documentation.
• Safety Competence – Supplied competent and trained employees.
• Safety Participation – Participation in meetings/toolbox talks.
• Safety Practices – Carried out safe work practices.

We would like to congratulate and thank you for your effort and contribution towards making this a successful Naylor Love project and would be more than happy to recommend your company to future clients.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jaun-Paul Langenhoven
Site Manager

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The Journey – Excel Refrigeration

The Journey – Excel Refrigeration

A simPRO Group video on how Excel has implemented simPRO’s end-to-end operations management to scale their success.

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Outdoor Team Building

Excel Team-at-work Time Lapse

Excel Team-at-work Time Lapse

Excel Taranaki team at work for Tegel and Len-Lye Center, New Plymouth.

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