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August 2020

Why businesses need air hygiene to protect their workplaces from COVID-19

Written by Lemay Rogers

Author Credit: Harry Wood

Almost overnight the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the working practices of millions of people around the world. For many people, working from home has become routine...

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Workplace Hygiene, Technology and Trends
July 2020

Checklist: Is your office making your employees sick?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In the 10 years that I’ve been working in the hygiene industry, hygiene has never been as popular a subject as it is right now. Business owners who may have only ever taken a passing interest in...

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July 2020

Do you understand the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

The Coronavirus pandemic has created a sudden and urgent need for businesses to visibly demonstrate that they are taking the necessary steps to protect their employees and their customers from...

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Workplace Hygiene
July 2020

[UPDATE] What can you buy for R2.90 per day?

Written by Lemay Rogers

We all know that hygiene is important. You need to wash your hands before you eat and after using the toilet to protect yourself from harmful germs. You protect your company’s image by keeping...

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July 2020

Why you need a bathroom deepclean now more than ever

Written by Nathalie Leblond

On the 17th February this year - 3 weeks before the first Coronavirus case was reported in SA - we wrote a blog piece called How to motivate to get your office bathrooms deep cleaned. The stats at...

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Workplace Hygiene, Coronavirus Insights
June 2020

[UPDATE] Hot or cold water - which kills more germs?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

October 2017 feels like a long time ago, but that's when I wrote this original piece on which is better for washing your hands - hot or cold water. (Cape Town was just recovering from the Day Zero...

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Workplace Hygiene
June 2020

5 Waterwise Hygienic Quick Wins For The Office

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Water and sanitation are a critical part of preventing the spread of the Coronavirus. With people and businesses making use of significantly increased amounts of water it’s no surprise that our...

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June 2020

3 things to consider before re-opening your workplace

Written by Nathalie Leblond

For most businesses in South Africa, the Coronavirus pandemic is probably the biggest test they have ever faced. While the long-term impact of COVID-19 is uncertain, the lifting and easing of...

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Workplace Hygiene, Coronavirus Insights

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