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October 2019

Fatberg armageddon - a focus on grease traps

Written by Lemay Rogers

This is what you’ll get

  1. What is a grease trap?
  2. What do our South African by-laws say about grease traps?
  3. How do I maintain my grease trap?

I recently learnt that the word Fatberg has been added...

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Technology and Trends
September 2019

Revolting Rhyme 2 | What can happen when you don’t wash your hands

Written by Lemay Rogers

“Wash your hands!”, you’ve heard mom say,from dusk till dawn, every single day.“Why do I need to wash them?” you think,every time you need to eat or drink.Making sure food is cooked properly is...

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Germy Rhymes
September 2019

Odour Remediation vs Scenting: is there a difference?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Smell is the most powerful of our five senses and it is thought that up to 75% of the emotions we generate on a daily basis are affected by smell.  We’ve written about the emotional and...

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Hygiene Specialists
September 2019

5 Employee wellness ideas to improve mood and morale on a budget

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Employee wellness programs have become common in many organisations, with large organisations such as Google investing heavily in programs that are aimed at boosting employee wellness and morale....

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Hygiene Specialists
September 2019

Hidden germs at the mall

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Do you find that this year is just flying by?  You may struggle to believe it but there are only 15 weeks left before Christmas!

Within the next two months, you will start seeing a noticeable...

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Cleanliness and Hygiene
September 2019

Can colour encourage better bathroom behaviour?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Have you ever felt anxious when walking into a room and not known why? Or perhaps you’ve felt inexplicably calm and relaxed in a different space? The artist Pablo Picasso once said that "colours,...

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Hygiene Specialists
September 2019

Absenteeism, presenteeism, and the economic impact of poor hygiene [INFOGRAPHIC]

Written by Lemay Rogers

I was shocked to learn that presenteeism costs the South African economy an estimated R89 billion annually.  According to a Fin 24 article, the Momentum Effective Employee Index states that the...

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Workplace Hygiene
August 2019

5 Rentokil Initial products that would make you more comfortable at the dentist

Written by Nathalie Leblond

If I had to do a snap poll of things that people put off doing (generally until it’s too late) I’m sure that going to the dentist would be fairly high up the list. Going to the dentist is the sort...

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Health and Safety
August 2019

5 unexpected places you may find Initial medical waste bins and disposal services

Written by Bakang Kganyago

Medical waste management and compliance isn’t an issue strictly found in hospitals and clinics. While it’s easy to make that assumption you’d be surprised to know that there are other businesses...

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Medical Waste
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

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