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May 2019

[UPDATE] Paper Towels vs Hand Dryers: which are better?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

If you are a regular subscriber to our blog, you’ll know by now that handwashing is one of the subjects we really like to discuss here on Insights. (And if you’re new to our blog, here’s just one...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
May 2019

The link between colour and smell

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Bathrooms create a strong impression of your business to any guest, visitor or client. We all know how important the smell in the bathroom is when it comes to forming positive or negative...

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Technology and Trends
May 2019

4 important questions to ask your medical waste management contractor

Written by Nathalie Leblond

All healthcare facilities – whether a small private practice or a large government hospital - must comply with the guidelines set out in The National Health Act 2003 (Act No 61 of 2003): ...

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Health and Safety
May 2019

3 awkward office conversations and how to manage them

Written by Lemay Rogers

The office environment can sometimes feel like a field filled with landmines - deadlines, intimidating bosses and water cooler gossip all have to be navigated so carefully. I was recently reminded...

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Workplace Hygiene
May 2019

A world without water: 5 things I learned when Cape Town lived on the edge

Written by Nathalie Leblond

It’s the start of May in Cape Town and I’m writing this whilst looking out of a rain-spattered window. Born in June, as a child I used to resent the fact that every year - without fail - I had a...

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Environment and Green Hygiene
May 2019

What is deep cleaning and why is it important?

Written by Bakang Kganyago

In shared bathrooms, there is often a build up of limescale, organic matter and faecal deposits in the toilets and urinals, despite excellent daily cleaning. This build-up becomes a source for...

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Workplace Hygiene
May 2019

Can bacteria on your hands make you healthier?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

We believe it can… which is why Initial is excited to announce the launch of our Signature range of bio-soaps.

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Workplace Hygiene
April 2019

What do you DO with used nappies?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Did you know that infants require up to 12 nappies a day, and toddlers about 8? And that adults suffering from incontinence* use up to 4 adult diapers a day. Over a week or a month that adds up to...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
April 2019

Pests! Know them and get rid of them

Written by Lemay Rogers

Judging by the title, you may think that this blog was accidentally placed on the wrong Rentokil Initial account but I can assure you it was meant to be here.  

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
April 2019

6 office hygiene horror stories

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Ever walked into an office and wanted to walk right back out due to bad office hygiene habits? Or experienced a horror story so bad that you contemplated going back to the office the next day?

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Workplace Hygiene

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