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Nathalie Leblond

I joined Rentokil Initial South Africa in 2004 as the PA to the MD, and after 6 months maternity leave I re-joined the Company in 2009 as the Marketing Co-ordinator for Rentokil. I'm now the Marketing Communication Manager for Rentokil Initial. I'm still terrified of cockroaches (Americana's only!) but the rest of the creepy crawlies we deal with don't really bug me (see what I did there?), so I guess I'm in the right industry! I am passionate about what we do here at Rentokil Initial and also write for our Hygiene Blog, which can be found at www.initial.co.za. Life outside of Rentokil mostly revolves around my daughter, who has just turned eleven, and my husband (who is a bit older). I love living in Cape Town and wouldn't trade living here for anywhere else in the world.
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September 2020

A Guide to Legal Requirements in the workplace during Covid-19

Written by Nathalie Leblond

The 18th of August saw SA's lockdown ease to Level 2, and under level 2 nearly all of our economy has reopened - with just a few exceptions.

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Coronavirus Insights
August 2020

Mythbusters: Sitting vs squatting?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

It’s a scenario I think most women can relate to: you’re away from home and desperate for the loo, but when you get to a cubicle, you are too scared to actually sit on the seat. It looks...

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Hygiene Specialists
August 2020

15 Cleaning Tips From the CDC You Need to Follow at Work

Written by Nathalie Leblond

There have been numerous studies that have shown that the Coronavirus - along with many other viruses and bacteria - can live on surfaces for up to three days, which is why along with social...

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Workplace Hygiene
August 2020

Are your toilets making employees sick?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Over the past few months we have written a series of posts looking at common office equipment - including the water cooler and the fingerprint scanner - and whether they could be contributing to...

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Workplace Hygiene
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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Workplace Hygiene
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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Cleanliness and Hygiene
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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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

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