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November 2018

The journey of the handbag [INFOGRAPHIC]

Written by Peta Florus

As we go about our day we are so focused on what we need to accomplish that we seldom think of the potential dangers lurking on every surface and touchpoint with which we come into contact.

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
November 2018

[UPDATE] Toilet review: How gross is that toilet?

Written by Bakang Kganyago

For many of us the bathroom is a measure of the hygiene in an establishment. How do you know your bathrooms have ticked all the boxes for hygiene and cleanliness?

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
November 2018

[UPDATE] Insider tips on staying healthy while travelling

Written by Lemay Rogers

It’s hard to believe but there is less than a month left until the majority of South Africans pack away their laptops and uniforms and head off on their annual holiday.  With this in mind, I...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
November 2018

Celebrating 10 years of hand washing

Written by Lemay Rogers

On the 15th of October 2018, we celebrated Global Handwashing Day for the tenth time since inception in 2008.  Founded by the Global Handwashing Partnership, communities across the world got...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
October 2018

Holiday hygiene hints for the Hotel Industry

Written by Lemay Rogers

For many South Africans, the middle of October signifies the start of a two-month countdown to the December holidays.  You find your thoughts drifting towards lazy breakfasts, lounging by the...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
October 2018

Should I dispose of medical waste differently to sanitary waste?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Sanitary waste (also known as feminine hygiene waste) is made up of used sanitary pads and tampons and has been the subject of quite a number of our previous blog posts. This is because the...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
October 2018

Food safety: Gloves on, or gloves off?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Last week’s blog post focussed on Global Handwashing Day which is coming up on the 15th October and some of the tips families can employ to instil good hand hygiene practices into their children....

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
October 2018

Clean hands: a recipe for good health

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Anyone who has been following this blog for any length of time will know that the team here at Initial are passionate about hygiene, and that hand hygiene, in particular, is a subject about which...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
September 2018

Top 6 surfaces to avoid in public spaces

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Have you ever taken a moment to notice the surfaces you come into contact with on a daily basis? There are some environments we tend to be more aware of than others. You are probably accustomed to...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
September 2018

What to do when a bird gets stuck in your office

Written by Nicole Horne

I’m certain this kind of thing has happened at least once in your lifetime. Well, it has happened to me and in the sitcom, The Office!, although in that case it was a bat (of course, a less...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene

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