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Hygiene solutions for the aged care environment

Innovative hygiene solutions to protect the health and wellbeing of staff and residents creating a safer, cleaner and more pleasant living environment for the most vulnerable in our society.

The aged care environment

Providing the widest range of hygiene solutions, Initial has supported the aged care community for over 50 years across New Zealand. Recognising the importance of best practice hygiene in this environment, Initial provides solutions and services to ensure a healthier, safer, more hygienic workplace for staff and a living environment for residents. We ensure standards are exceeded, hygiene protocols are highly visible and that there is confidence and security that the environment is clean, safe and pleasant.

Half of Kiwis feel moderately to highly at risk of being exposed to COVID-19 and/or other airborne viruses when visiting aged care facilities*.

*Based on independent research carried out in March 2022 by Dynata on behalf of Rentokil Initial. 

When best practice hygiene standards are non-negotiable 

Initial is a strong partner to the aged care sector. From complex people and dense living spaces, to smaller boutique style living arrangements, we work proactively with customers to ensure that a best in class approach to hygiene standards is met. Expectations on hygiene practices have never been higher and the risks associated with living predominantly indoors carry their own challenges. At Initial,we work closely with our customers to ensure that the most appropriate solutions are at play that will create a cleaner, healthier, safer living space for elderly and vulnerable residents.   Our comprehensive approach to a full Hygiene 360 across surface, clinical waste, hands and air (both odour and transmission risk management) will help you meet the expectation from staff, guests and residents that your environment is protected.

Complete on site hygiene audit

Residential living spaces are expected to take a zero tolerance approach to inadequate hygiene standards. The experts at Initial Hygiene will conduct a comprehensive on premise review of your current approach and offer a no obligation report on how to ensure exceptional standards in hygiene are adopted throughout the home.

End to end range of hygiene solutions

From clinical waste management to odour remediation, air purification to specialist disinfection, Initial carries out the broadest spectrum of solutions with the widest range of products to cater for all hygiene demands in the workplace.

Reduction in the risk of harmful transmission

Precautionary disinfection services help maintain high levels of hygiene. Our highly trained technicians provide professional, regular disinfection services to protect the living environment against the spread of sickness, infection and of course, odour.

Pioneering solutions

We bring the very latest in hygiene technology to market. Our innovation, science, biology and research terms collaborate to ensure that only solutions that carry the highest efficacy in reduction of harmful transmissions, are launched. From our VIRUSKILLERâ„¢ air purification solutions to our HEPA based hand-dryers, we ensure that only devices that add value to protect people and enhance lives, form part of our hygiene offering.

Clinical waste removal

It is so important that the aged care sector has access to regular, dependable and agile clinical waste collection services. We recognise at times that unexpected increases can occur in clinical waste volume - such as during heighted sickness cycles for example. Initial offers a responsible, flexible and ad hoc approach to clinical waste management and is licensed to dispose of waste materials responsibly and in accordance with local legislative guidelines.

Washroom hygiene

In the Aged Care setting particularly, there is an expectation that more diligence on best practice hygiene standards is in place. It is expected that more scrutiny will be placed on just how clean and hygienic the washroom environment is - especially facilities provided for visitors / guests. From odour control sanitary bins to HEPA based air dryers, create a reassuring experience by ensuring that your washrooms do not compromise the perceived hygiene standards in place in your facility.

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About Initial hygiene

Our mission is protecting people, enhancing lives. We do that by offering the world's leading hygiene innovation solutions to make a positive impact in communities where we live and work.