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March 2020

COVID-19: Rentokil Initial South Africa Preventative Measures

Written by Lemay Rogers

We are aware that with the rapidly changing status of COVID-19 in South Africa, many customers would like to know what our business contingency planning looks like.

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Hygiene Specialists
February 2020

What does the Coronavirus outbreak mean for you?

Written by Lemay Rogers

At the end of December 2019, the World Health Organization was alerted to several cases of pneumonia in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. This virus was identified as a new Coronavirus (now...

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Hygiene Specialists
January 2020

What does our legislation say about Sanitary Waste Disposal?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In February last year I wrote a blog entitled Does your business comply with sanitary waste disposal legislation? The blog has been one of our most popular, however, we were recently asked by a...

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Hygiene Specialists
January 2020

Hygiene considerations during natural disasters: Fire

Written by Lemay Rogers

The fires currently raging in Australia are terrifying and devastating. With 5 million hectares of land burnt (that’s almost twice the size of Belgium), the world stands helplessly by as the only...

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Hygiene Specialists
October 2019

What is HACCP?

Written by Nathalie Leblond

In this blog we will cover:

1. What is HACCP?2. How does a food business become HACCP compliant?  3. South African HACCP legislation4. Other HACCP protocols5. HACCP and hygiene6. Other industry...

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Hygiene Specialists
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

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
March 2019

World Health Day: A quick guide to responsible medical waste disposal

Written by Bakang Kganyago

The World Health Organization (WHO) celebrates World Health Day on the 7th of April. The purpose of World Health Day is to build awareness about health care, and, through training and backing,...

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Hygiene Specialists, Medical Waste
February 2019

[INFOGRAPHIC] Send us your bandages, not your thumbs…

Written by Nathalie Leblond

Towards the end of last year we did an Ask the Expert  interview with Tobie Muller, our resident medical waste expert. In the interview, Tobie mentioned the different types of medical waste and...

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Hygiene Specialists

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