We are innovative carpet cleaning industry leaders, setting the benchmark for business mentoring and training programs in our industry. As Australia’s premier training organisation for the carpet cleaning industry ACCI is positioned to set the industry standard for environmental responsibility in all aspects of carpet cleaning. Our focus is to inject sustainable processes into every aspect of our business – from research and development to marketing and distribution.
ACCI was established out of a need for the carpet cleaning industry to have a certification program that set the standard for excellence. In recognition of our standards ACCI is Australia’s only independent certification with formal endorsement from carpet manufacturers and affiliated organisations. ACCI’s track record for creating unique and innovative educational and member support programs, distinguishes the organisation and its members as truly elite, in an otherwise unregulated industry.
For over thirty years, Australian Carpet Cleaning Institute founder Leo Powell has been setting new and innovative industry benchmarks in cleaning practices, education, scientific research and ground breaking industry programs.
Following a successful twenty year career as an owner/operator of carpet cleaning businesses, Leo applied his extensive industry experience and created Australia’s first local content, industry specific educational program in 1989.
These courses were formalised in 1994 when Leo formed the Australian Carpet Cleaning Institute, Australasia’s first certification program for the local carpet cleaning industry. ACCI quickly became the symbol of elite professionalism and as a result found absolute support from industry icons such as DuPont, 3M, Wools of New Zealand and the industry’s largest carpet manufacturers. ACCI is the largest independent membership organization in Australasia.
With such a strong membership base of top quality professionals Leo created several manufacturer warranty support programs for carpet manufacturers and in 1997 was contracted by DuPont fibres to operate the DuPont Warranty Hotline, and shortly after the Interface Hotline.
WOOLS OF NEW ZEALAND
In 1998 Leo was contracted to Wools of New Zealand to seek out and train the best of the best ACCI technicians to join the elite Woolcare Technician program. By 1999 Leo was contracted to lecture in Hong Kong and mainland China by Wools of New Zealand, Taiping Carpets Hong Kong and International Carpets Thailand.
From 1996 Leo teamed up with Dr Peter Dingle to research and develop ground breaking environmentally sensitive cleaning strategies for the carpet cleaning industry. Dr Peter Dingle is an Associate Professor at Murdoch University and is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Sciences. The partnership culminated in the revolutionary Health and Environmental Cleaning Systems ( HECS ) program.
This program literally turned the industry light switch on, raising awareness of all the complex issues surrounding both indoor and ultimately outdoor environments that affect carpet cleaners and their clients.
Thanks to HECS issues such as IAQ, mould, asthma, dust mite, cleaning chemical and waste water are all common place subjects being addressed by the industry at all levels. HECS certified technicians can be found across the nation and are indicative of a truly unique group of professionals with world class best practice knowledge and skills.
Sustainable Carpet Cleaning Systems
Thanks to the ground breaking innovations of HECS, Leo has led a revolution in carpet cleaning since 2003 by harnessing new technology to pioneer Sustainable Carpet Cleaning Systems which has now changed the industry forever and secured the most positive environmental awareness in the history of Australian carpet cleaning.
Green Pathway Certification
In another industry first ACCI has taken the next step in environmental responsibility and pioneered the development of the first genuine industry specific ’Green Certification’ with the introduction of Green Pathway. This is an internationally recognized certification for carpet cleaners where the ultimate goal is to create an
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