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School and College Hygiene Services

Educational environments such as schools, colleges and universities have a high risk of cross contamination due to the large number of people who use the premises and services.

Initial Hygiene understands that teaching children the importance of hygiene is an essential part of their education and that preventing the spread of bacteria is critical in all educational establishments to ensure a dynamic learning environment can be created.

Poor Hygiene Risks in Education

  • Failure to comply with health and safety regulations.
  • Possible damage to academic performance from increased absenteeism.
  • Potential damage of reputation for prospective parents and students.
  • Disruption to teaching schedule from illnesses.
  • Staff become ill and unreliable, creating disruption to the routine.

Hygiene Hotspots in Educational Premises

Initial Hygiene provides tailored products and ranges that address potential hotspots within educational premises helping to minimise the risk of infection and the spread of bacteria.

  • Toilets - Risk hotspots within the washroom include toilets, flush handles, cubicle handles and areas around the sink.

  • Reception / Front Door - The reception and entrance areas create a first impression for your visitors - make it positive and it will reflect well. Poor hygiene can damage your reputation with current prospective parents and students.

  • Canteens - Food hygiene and safety are critical to maintaining educational standards - it helps to keep staff and students safe from food related illnesses.

  • Classrooms - An unclean classroom will create a breeding ground for harmful bacteria, affecting both students and staff.

  • Computer Rooms - A computer room which is kept unclean can result in unwanted spreading of bacteria between users.

  • Gyms - Hygiene is important to a childs setting, as young children in particular are at risk of contracting and transmitting infections, in the close nature and contact of gym classes.

Service Benefits

We take pride in delivering the highest levels of service to enable you to keep your organisation looking good, feeling healthy and most importantly, hygienic.

  • Structured Survey - We carry out a full hygiene survey of your premises, to identify germ hotspots and get a full understanding of your requirements.

  • Hygiene Education - Encouraging better hygiene amongst students and staff can be a difficult task. We are here to help and can provide you with materials to get the message across.

  • Based on Science - We know that what looks clean, is not necessarily hygienic and we can help you improve standards for your students and staff.

  • Consumable Advice - We help you save money by advising on the correct type, quantity and location of consumables based on our knowledge of usage patterns.

  • Excellent Service - Our service is dependable, friendly and discreet, delivering the best hygiene for your premises, including regular quality checks.

  • Range of Products and Services - Designed for ease of use, comfort and reliability, delivered with style and engineered to a high standard. 

Washroom Products & Services for Education

School and Education Hygiene Facts

  • Hygiene is important in the school setting as young school children in particular are at risk of contracting and transmitting infections. This is due to the close contact with other children, shared facilities and immature immune systems.
  • By introducing the regular use of gel and foam hand sanitisers, absenteeism can be reduced by 30-50%
  • In a classroom test, a virus was detected on up to 50% of surfaces and norovirus on up to 22%. Children in the control classrooms were 2.32 times more likely to report absenteeism due to illness.
  • The 5-7 year old age group has incontinence and bed wetting episodes partially linked to school, as they tend to hold on, to avoid using the toilet at school.
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