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Initial Hygiene in Media

Initial Hygiene is more than just a buzzword; it's a commitment to maintaining cleanliness, ethics, and driving innovation in hygiene. 

From insightful articles and expert opinions to in-depth analyses, these links shed light on our progress.  Dive in and explore Initial Hygiene recognition by media nationwide.

Initial Hygiene entered a partnership with Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs to support women in sports.

Australians calling in sick to work could cost the national economy as much as $24 billion by the end of the year, new research shows.

As part of the partnership, 70 VIRUSKILLER air purification devices have been strategically positioned throughout the tournament’s indoor venues, providing cleaner, more hygienic, and safer air. 

An Australian-first air purification technology rolled out for the Australian Open to tackle COVID-19 has been welcomed by experts and such measures could be key to getting children back to school and workers back to the office.

What can be done to make retail staff feel safer indoors, while at the same time convincing consumers to step away from their screens and back into stores?

The early learning and childcare sector is under unprecedented pressure as COVID slashes staffing levels and businesses race to improve ventilation to keep workers and children safe, an industry leader says.

Air purifiers are becoming vital in settings like offices and retail spaces, aiding in providing cleaner, safer air and thus reducing the risk of virus spread.

Rentokil Initial managing director (Pacific), Andrew Stone, explains the importance of workplace hygiene to break the sickness cycle hurting Australian businesses.

With most Australians (73%) reported to still prefer shopping in physical stores, retailers need to prioritise hygiene; adopting a best-practice, 360-degree approach across the four core pillars of air, hand, surface, and washroom to protect both their employees and their customers.

Poor indoor air quality is responsible for 3.8 million premature deaths globally, with cross-contamination of airborne viruses and diseases 19 times more likely indoors than out.

Experts say ventilation and air purification are key to reducing the airborne spread of COVID-19 in indoor spaces including in aged care facilities.

Many homes now have inadequate natural ventilation and little air circulation, which can prove deadly when one household member or visitor comes down with the Delta variant.

Recently commissioned research by Rentokil Initial shows four in five Australians (83 per cent) believe businesses have a responsibility to protect customers against health and hygiene risks, with two thirds of Australians (64 per cent) more likely to visit an indoor venue that has air hygiene protocols in place.

Apartment residents are at the most risk of COVID-19 cross-infections via both the poor air quality in so many units and the contamination of air in common areas, particularly lifts, experts have said.

Indoor air quality is a significant concern for those living in residential aged care, especially since most Australian aged care facilities lack formal air hygiene practices.

Here in Australia, our vulnerable elderly population is most at risk from this indoor air quality crisis – particularly those who reside in aged care facilities.

As restrictions begin to ease in NSW, Victoria and the ACT, indoor areas with low ventilation will be the most at-risk for transmission of the delta strain. Former dean of science at the University of Technology Sydney, Bruce Milthorpe, warns that aged care homes will be particularly vulnerable in hotter conditions as people avoid opening windows.

A 360-degree approach to hygiene best practice

Initial Hygiene employs a fully holistic approach to implementing a best-in-class hygiene solution in your business – providing important protection for staff and customers against the transmission of bacteria and infectious diseases.

Hand hygiene

Hand hygiene is fundamental to reducing the spread of bacteria and infectious diseases. Thorough and regular hand washing, drying and sanitising, aids in the reduction and removal of potentially harmful bacteria from the hands. Initial provides an industry-leading range of hand hygiene products including antimicrobial soaps, sanitisers, hand lotions and a range of hand drying solutions enabling your business to provide staff, visitors and customers with high-quality hand hygiene facilities to protect their health and wellbeing.

Surface hygiene

Frequently touched surfaces can become increasingly contaminated and have a greater risk of transmission. Surfaces should be disinfected and cleaned thoroughly and regularly to help improve hygiene and reduce staff absenteeism. Initial offers a range of surface hygiene solutions which include wipes, sprays and disinfection services to help stop the spread of bacteria and viruses, protecting your people and premises.

Air care

Clean, safe air is more important than ever – and the importance of clean air has never been as important as during the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthier air increases employee and customer safety and wellbeing. Building on years of air care experience around the world, Initial is always innovating to optimise and improve air quality in high-risk indoor environments to enable businesses to protect and provide safety assurances to their staff and customers.

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