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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 nine 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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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
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

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, Cleanliness and Hygiene
June 2020

Air Hygiene part 2: How does my air purifier work?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

This is the second piece in my two-part series on air quality, and follows on from the first article on why indoor air quality is so important.

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Technology and Trends
June 2020

Good idea? Or maybe not… 8 Coronavirus trends that have us worried

Written by Nathalie Leblond

At the beginning of April we published a blog on Coronavirus myths you need to ignore and since then we’ve lived through total lockdown, lockdown level 4 and level 3 from today, the 1st June. 

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Workplace Hygiene, Ask the Expert
May 2020

8 important questions you wish you had asked your Disinfection Service provider

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Rentokil Initial offers advice on choosing a professional Disinfection services partner to keep your environment hygienic and disease-free.

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Health and Safety
May 2020

Air Hygiene Part 1: Why is Indoor Air Quality so important?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In the first part of this two-part blog post, we take a look at why the quality of the air we breathe indoors is so important. In part 2 next week we’ll take a look at how an air purifier actually...

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Health and Safety
May 2020

How to be hygienic AND environmentally friendly

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Hygiene practices have never been more front and centre than they are right now, as we battle COVID-19 armed with not much more than good hand hygiene and social distancing in the fight against...

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Environment and Green Hygiene

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