Total provide grounds maintenance and landscaping solutions to commercial property owners, facilities managers and councils. We have developed customisable work programs that can be tailored to meet your requirements, creating a specification that best serves your site(s) and budget. Because of the common management and potential for cross-training staff, Total Group is able to apply additional resources to accomplish tasks and ad hoc requests as needed.
Our landscape programmes are carried out by experienced, uniformed crews, supervised by a manager with horticultural and job safety training. In addition to enhancing your property’s image, our staff are also trained to advise your of special conditions that may need attention, such as corrective work, repairs and replacements. Total Groups team have the experience to manage any project; from car parks litter collection to large bush reserve plant outs. With Total Grounds Maintenance, you will have the confidence of knowing that your largest asset, your landscape, is our priority!
Our grounds maintenance services include weed-eating, edging, spraying, mowing (push, upfront and tractor), annual planting, weeding and the routine maintenance of garden beds.
Our arboricultural services include tree pruning and trimming, line clearance, tree and stump removal, tree irrigation, planting programmes, hedge and shelter belt maintenance and historic tree management.
Trees, tree-lined entrance ways and well maintained gardens help to define the impressions people take from any site. Getting the maximum benefit and value out of these assets through effective management and maintenance is essential.
Total Group has the resources to carry out all aspects of tree asset management, from inner city street tree trimming to highly complex tree removals and disposals. We have specialist equipment, proven work practices and a highly trained team of arborists to ensure the best management of your tree assets.
Our horticultural services range from annual planting of car park gardens to mass plantings of perennials.
Total Group provides horticultural services to both councils and private corporations and developers. Our highly trained and qualified staff can undertake any project from planning and preparation to plant selection, quality control and aftercare service.
All Total Grounds maintenance staff members must attend and pass a comprehensive in-house health and safety training program prior to commencing work. The curriculum includes task specific training as well as training on the use of each item of specialised equipment including the proper handling and use of chainsaws, lawn mowers, line trimmers and so on.
Our Arborists all undergo a ‘Safety at Height’ training program prior to commencing work. They are all required to perform an annual refresher training course.
Our grounds staff are required to complete three courses in addition to our mandatory Health and Safety training prior to commencing work. These include (i) Pesticide Run-off and Mitigation; (ii) Pesticide Applicator Training; and (iii) Introduction to Pruning Techniques.
Total group run monthly toolbox meetings with all grounds team. These sessions, which last approximately 30 minutes, are mandatory and cover a wide range of Health and Safety topics including (i) Chemical Safety (ii) Chainsaws and Line Trimmer Safety (iii) Manual Handling (iv) Slip, Trip Fall (v) Ladders and so on.
Additionally, all grounds staff are required to complete Site Safe Passport Training. Also, each team working on site always includes at least one staff member who has completed a Meditrain Workplace First Aid course.