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Nicole Horne

Nicole is a Digital Marketing Executive at Rentokil Initial Hygiene in Johannesburg. A self-proclaimed germaphobe, her love for hygienic environments and curiosity of all things “beneath the surface” fuels her enthusiasm for writing about the impact of germs in the workplace. She is passionate about creating awareness and sharing her knowledge on the impact of good hygiene practices. Follow Nicole on Twitter and LinkedIn for updates on the the good, the bad and the germy.
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May 2018

Fact or fiction: Athlete's foot

Written by Nicole Horne

Athlete’s foot is an infection that gets debated often: is it contagious or not, do people with poor hygiene levels get athlete’s foot, do only athletes suffer from athlete's foot?

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May 2018

Hidden hygiene hacks: how doctors stay healthy

Written by Nicole Horne

I have always wondered how doctors manage to stay healthy - especially during flu season - and whilst treating so many ill patients!

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April 2018

Best practice: the office bin

Written by Nicole Horne

Many of us have stumbled across the sight of disgusting rubbish bins in the office. I’ve heard stories about rancid food in the bin attracting maggots (my heart, be still!) and all sorts of...

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April 2018

How to think waterwise and flush less

Written by Nicole Horne

With the water crisis very much still on the minds of Capetonians (and indeed on many other South Africans), there is ever-increasing pressure to save as much water as possible. Western Cape...

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April 2018

Fact or fiction: old = dirty

Written by Nicole Horne

Have you ever come across an item and thought it was dirty, just because it looked old?

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March 2018

Rank these by their cleanliness [Quiz]

Written by Nicole Horne

Have you ever wondered how clean the objects are that you come into contact with?

The below items may seem quite ordinary to you, but have you ever really wondered how clean they are? We have put...

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March 2018

Well-being and the role your colleagues play in office hygiene - part 2 [Ask the expert]

Written by Nicole Horne

In the second part of this blog series, our hygiene expert, Bev Wentzel, Regional Business Manager of Rentokil Initial in Gauteng discusses wellbeing and the role that colleges play in office...

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March 2018

Plants and office wellness: 8 reasons this is a match made in heaven

Written by Nicole Horne

Have you ever thought about the impact that plants can have on your work environment?

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February 2018

What you need to know about Hygiene - part 1 [Ask the expert]

Written by Nicole Horne

In this brand new blog series, we interview our very own hygiene expert, Bev Wentzel, Regional Business Manager of Rentokil Initial in Gauteng. Bev sheds some light on hygiene in workplaces -...

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January 2018

The evolution of Hygiene Services

Written by Nicole Horne

In this day and age we all seem to take hygiene as a given; as a standard (which it should be) and in fact, we can’t imagine a life without clean drinking water, healthcare centres that are...

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