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November 2018

While the staff are away the germs will play

Written by Bakang Kganyago

The festive season is fast approaching and I know that many people, myself included, are already thinking about our plans to kick back and relax away from work. But have you stopped to wonder...

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Workplace Hygiene
November 2018

Is good hygiene making us sick?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

One of the earliest blog posts that I wrote for the Initial Insights page was titled 5 reasons you should let your child play in the dirt, and in it, I presented some science in support of letting...

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Workplace Hygiene
October 2018

Can you harness the power of smell?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Have you ever smelled something that transported you to a different time completely, or evoked a memory you thought you’d forgotten? For me, the smell of “Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” flowers...

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Workplace Hygiene
October 2018

[UPDATE] Dishing the dirt on pests

Written by Lemay Rogers

Summer is officially here with temperatures across South Africa reaching the 30 degree Celcius mark.  This heat wave brings with it a wave of summer pests. You are sure to see more flies,...

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Workplace Hygiene
July 2018

[Update] 10 tips for sharing a communal kitchen

Written by Nicole Horne

Aside from the open plan office space, the office kitchen is the most frequented space in a company. It’s an area that receives a lot of visitors; from the first morning cuppa, to tea breaks,...

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Workplace Hygiene
June 2018

10 Quick ways to make your office look better and be more inviting

Written by Nathalie Leblond

The office; your home away from home or a place you’d do pretty much anything to avoid?

The answer to the above has likely got a lot to do with how welcoming, clean, pleasant and hygienic your...

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Workplace Hygiene
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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Workplace Hygiene
April 2018

5 unexpected places you’ll find Initial services (and why)

Written by Nathalie Leblond

If you are a regular reader of our blog, you’ll know by know that here at Initial we view basic hygiene services as indispensable to any type of business. However, many people still think of...

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Workplace Hygiene
March 2018

3 Hygiene-related courses your staff should attend

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Here at Initial we are not only passionate about good hygiene practices, we are also really passionate about sharing the expertise we have in the field of promoting hygiene practices. Our experts...

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Workplace Hygiene
February 2018

First, do no harm; hygiene awareness in medical facilities

Written by Lemay Rogers

I found myself in the unfortunate position recently of having a close family member require an emergency medical procedure, and I went through a number of stages after I had received the news.

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Workplace Hygiene

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