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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
June 2019

How do you stay hygienic after a flood

Written by Lemay Rogers

It’s been 3 months since we heard about the devastating floods in Beira, Mozambique and KwaZulu-Natal.  I remember the overwhelming feeling of relief when my family, colleagues and friends...

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Health and Safety, Ask the Expert
June 2019

Do I need a medical waste disposal service?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

We’ve talked a lot over the last few months about medical waste and how it should be disposed of to ensure that no harm comes to the environment or to people and animals that may be inadvertently...

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Health and Safety
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
April 2019

A day in the life of a rat capturer

Written by Bakang Kganyago

A while ago, when I first started working for Initial, I took a trip with Rentokil’s pest control supervisor Bafana Nhlapo. The purpose of the trip was to experience a day in the life of a pest...

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Health and Safety
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
February 2019

Health care waste: Terminology 101

Written by Nathalie Leblond

If anyone asked, “do you know the difference between infectious anatomical waste and hazardous chemical waste?” you’d be forgiven for answering “no”. Even those of us who work in the hygiene...

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Health and Safety
January 2019

[UPDATE] The Future of Hygiene

Written by Nathalie Leblond

It’s the beginning of a new year and - like many people I know - I’m wondering what 2019 will hold: for me personally, for the business in which I work, and the country in which I live.

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Workplace Hygiene, Health and Safety
June 2018

Healthy habits: home and work

Written by Nicole Horne

A huge portion of our day is spent at the office. In the face of the average work-day demands.  With a fast paced day, a high stress environments, and limited time, it’s easy to say “I’ll have a...

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Health and Safety
December 2017

The Listeriosis outbreak in SA: what you need to know

Written by Nathalie Leblond

On Tuesday morning last week, Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced that 36 people have died following an outbreak of Listeriosis. Approximately 557 cases have been reported, with the...

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Health and Safety

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