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Peta Florus

Peta has been part of Rentokil Initial family for a number of years with research and analysis being her core functions. She enjoys writing the occasional blogs for the pest and hygiene businesses sharing information and expertise on our specialist services. In her private time and being a mom of two teenagers, walks on the beach is the next best thing to spending quality family time.
May 2022

[Update] To flush or not to flush? That is the toilet hygiene question

Written by Peta Florus

Nelson Mandela Bay is facing a water crisis as its two major dams run dry due to the lack of rainfall. As the leadership of the metro call for water saving measures by businesses and residents, we...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
March 2022

Managing hygiene in the Cannabis and CBD Industry

Written by Peta Florus

Hygiene management in medical cannabis is critical across the entire supply chain of the industry. This is the first blog for Initial about the growing cannabis industry in SA.

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Hygiene Specialists, Technology and Trends, Medical Waste and Waste Disposal
February 2022

Can increased hygiene measures give your rental property the edge?

Written by Peta Florus

Can improving the hygiene levels in your rental property give you the edge and increase your return on investment? We believe it can, as consumers' attitudes to hygiene have changed over the course...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
July 2021

[UPDATE] Preventing slips, trips and falls with floor mats

Written by Peta Florus

Slip, trip and fall injuries are the most common injuries in the workplace and probably some of the easiest to prevent. Read more about how to prevent them with floor care solutions from Initial

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Health and Safety, Technology and Trends
February 2020

Are you disposing of health care risk waste correctly?

Written by Peta Florus

We’ve all - at some stage in our lives - been to a medical practice or hospital for a blood test, injection or even a procedure. Safe health care risk waste management is critical for environments...

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Medical Waste and Waste Disposal, Feminine Hygiene
August 2019

Presenteeism and Productivity

Written by Peta Florus

At this time of the year when there are a number of people fighting off colds and flu, there is always a discussion about absenteeism and presenteeism - and which one is worse.

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Workplace Hygiene
June 2019

The power of smell

Written by Peta Florus

Our sense of smell is so powerful that it can trigger memories and deep-seated emotions that we associate with our childhood, or with milestones and events in our lives both good and bad.  

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Workplace Hygiene
April 2019

The real costs of a cheap hygiene supplier

Written by Peta Florus

Growing up we always heard the saying "goedkoop is duurkoop" (translated as ‘cheap is expensive’). Sayings like these have - of course - become part of the ‘Rules to live by handbook’ and together...

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Health and Safety

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