Press Release Summary: www.CheckSafetyFirst.com prepares help guide to assist holidaymakers in identifying basic health and safety hazards in their private holiday accommodation.
Press Release Body: Due to the rise in low cost flights and do-it-yourself holiday websites, private villas have become a popular choice for holidaymakers. However, independent health and safety expert, www.CheckSafetyFirst.com, is warning travellers on the potential dangers of staying in rented accommodation, before their break turns into a holiday from hell.
To re-enforce this concern, www.CheckSafetyFirst.com has prepared a free, straightforward guide to help holidaymakers identify basic health and safety hazards in their private holiday accommodation - before it ruins their break.
The free download, ‘Ten top tips to staying safe in private holiday homes and villas’, is available at www.CheckSafetyFirst.com and contains details and advice for holidaymakers on some of the basic health and safety considerations that ANY villa or apartment should have in place to protect its guests. It covers accommodation quality, swimming pools, hygiene, fire and even hire car safety, all of which is designed to make people more conscious of standards and potential risks during their time away.
"Each year, millions of Brits suffer illness or injury on their summer holiday," explains the company's CEO, Mark Harrington. "For some, it’s just the combination of too much sun, sand and sangria, but for many holidaymakers the problem needn’t have happened. It is vital for travellers to realise the role that poor health and safety standards in villas and apartments can play in ruining a family break, before it happens."
‘Ten top tips to staying safe in private holiday homes and villas’ has been designed for people to take with them on their travels. For information and advice on how to stay safe on holiday please visit www.checksafetyfirst.com, which lists hotels and private rental accommodation that have achieved exceptional standards of hygiene.
About Check Safety First Check Safety First supplies health and safety risk management audit systems to hotels, holiday properties and restaurants around the world.
The company enables these organisations to meet and exceed local and international legislative and best practice requirements for health and safety, through the implementation of HACCP and compliance management systems. Check Safety First also offers training, ongoing assessment and appraisals in accordance with the Cristal Mark, a standard developed in line with World Health Organisation’s guidelines and the benchmark for food safety since its launch in 1997.
In November 2007 the company launched Via Cristal, a health and safety system developed specifically for overseas holiday properties. Based on the best practice principles of the Cristal Mark, Via Cristal enables property owners to mitigate the risk of guests becoming unwell or injured during their time in the accommodation by providing comprehensive health and safety guidelines backed by annual audits.
All hotels and holiday homes that meet the company’s stringent criteria are listed on www.checksafetyfirst.com, the only resource which provides the travelling public with access to a database of venues that have obtained health and safety excellence.
Check Safety First is a member of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s ‘Know Before You Go’ campaign and an ABTA Travel partner. The company’s global network is headquartered at The Wine Warehouse, The Back, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 5HH, UK.