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Hygiene services for offices

Office environments provide the ideal conditions for bacteria to spread and illnesses to take hold. In fact, 60% of work illnesses that result in time off are contracted from dirty office equipment. Unhygienic washrooms can often be the source, offering optimal breeding environments for bacteria to thrive. Combined with poor hygiene behaviours, the problem is exacerbated as germs in the washroom make their way onto hands and are then spread throughout the office.

The consequences of unhygienic washroom experiences can also have significant impact on staff morale and the company image. Employees can feel disgusted and disrespected by poor washroom facilities, and these feelings can go on to influence their perceptions of the larger working environment they are in.

Poor washroom hygiene provisions can have significant impact on businesses; good standards of hygiene can result in enhanced employee well-being, less absenteeism and a motivated workforce with higher productivity and engagement levels.


Good hygiene practices is vital to the health of your office staff

Hand hygiene

  • Encourage good hand hygiene practices with awareness campaigns and notices in points-of-need
  • Ensure hand washing and drying provisions are well-stocked at all times
  • Consider touch-free hand wash facilities to minimise contact and cross-contamination

Cubicle hygiene

Hygiene in common areas

  • Encourage colleagues who hot-desk to wipe down surfaces and equipment prior to using shared desks and work stations
  • Clean and regularly disinfect surfaces which come into contact with food
  • Install hand sanitisers in locations of high-footfall and common use

Uncover the habits of hygiene

Initial commissioned a survey of 5,000 office workers around the world for a deeper understanding of the state of handwashing in office environments, revealing what some of us get up to behind closed cubicle doors:

  • 12% take food or drink into the washroom
  • 35% read or browse online
  • 18% play games on their smartphones
  • 13% updated their social media profiles

The Initial service promise

Everyday, local teams of Initial service technicians deliver efficient, discreet hygiene services to commercial customers in over 40 countries worldwide. With flexible serviced contracts tailored specifically to your business needs, Initial takes pride in delivering the highest levels of service, innovative solutions and professional customer care.

We will install and maintain your hygiene solutions, manage consumables and sanitary waste whilst ensuring compliance with all local legislation and environmental regulations.

1. On-site hygiene survey

We carry out a survey of your business premises, discuss your concerns and make recommendations specific to your needs.

  • Local, expert hygiene surveyors
  • Calls returned within 24 hours (Mon-Fri)
  • Appointment at a time of your convenience

2. Tailored hygiene solutions

We work with you to develop a hygiene program bespoke to your business needs.

  • Award winning hygiene products
  • Quick, discreet installation with minimal disruption to your business
  • In compliance with all hygiene and environmental regulations

3. Professional service

Our local team of service technicians will attend scheduled visits for ongoing maintenance.

  • Quality assurance that your hygiene solutions are in good order
  • 48 hour issue resolution
  • Proof of service made available online
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