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Effective hygiene solutions for restaurants, bars and cafés

Initial provides an integrated hygiene programme to help food and beverage establishments ensure the highest hygiene standards, protect food safety and reduce risks of cross-contamination.

In the food and beverage industry, it’s essential to maintain hygiene standards in compliance with food safety regulations. Failure to put in place and adhere to appropriate hygiene procedures, particularly in food preparation areas, can result in cross-contamination and the spread of pathogens throughout the facility. This can go on to have an enormous social and economic impact on a business, resulting in closure of premises, loss of profits, hefty financial penalties and damage to brand reputation.

More significantly, these contaminations can cause serious illnesses and compromise customer and employee safety. Foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella, E. coli and Campylobacter result in 600 million cases of foodborne diseases and around 500,000 deaths each year.* Implementing the right hygiene practices, monitoring hand-hygiene compliance and introducing a culture of food safety throughout the business can help reduce this risk. 

*WHO estimates of the global burden of foodborne diseases, 2015


Highest standards of hygiene in food and beverage businesses

Our industry-leading solutions are backed by data and scientific evidence. We provide innovations such as intelligent no-touch dispensers, industry-leading consumables and highly effective air hygiene solutions that can help protect the health and safety of your customers and staff.


We’re here to support your business

Our mission is to protect our customers from the risks of poor hygiene in these extraordinary times. Our experts deliver an ongoing service that’s both reliable and hassle-free, leaving you to focus on the operations of your business, secure in the knowledge that your staff, visitors and customers are safe.

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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Ensuring high levels of hygiene in restaurants, bars and cafés

Restaurants, cafés and bars all operate in a transient – often high-traffic – business group. Here, close contact between customers, staff and surfaces makes the spread of pathogens more likely and increases the risk of infection.

Good hygiene practices are essential for disrupting the transmission of germs and protecting premises and the people in them from further risks, especially at cross-contamination hotspots.


Entrances and exits

Germs can be brought into your business by customers or staff. Hand sanitisers that kill germs can be positioned in the most convenient locations, such as entry points, to promote frequent use.


In your whole premises

High levels of footfall, close contact between people and surfaces, and the storage of different food materials mean that surface hygiene and air care solutions across your entire premises are vital to help avoid the spread of germs.


Frequently touched objects

Frequently touched objects such as door handles, dining tables and chairs can facilitate cross-contamination. Surface hygiene solutions can reduce risks of infection by sanitising these touchpoints.


Staff and customer hand hygiene

Poor hand hygiene severely increases the potential for cross-contamination. Ensuring effective hand hygiene facilities – for handwashing, drying and hand sanitising – are available both inside and outside washrooms can help protect your staff and customers.


Tills, self-service and payment areas

Self-service containers, payment screens and card readers can harbour germs. Self-serve sprays and wipes and hand sanitisers can kill bacteria and viruses in these areas to help reduce germ transmission.


Staff working in the food preparation areas can transmit bacteria and viruses onto equipment, surfaces and the food itself – compromising food safety. Effective hand hygiene facilities and surface hygiene programmes are crucial in these locations.