Released on: October 29, 2008, 4:15 am

Press Release Author: Check Safety First

Industry: Small Business

Press Release Summary: Iberotel deploys Check Safety First E-Cristal risk management
system throughout Egyptian and UAE hotels.

Press Release Body: Iberotel Hotels & Resorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of TUI, is
deploying Check Safety First's E-Cristal hygiene, health and safety risk management
system throughout all of its Egyptian and United Arab Emirates hotels.

Check Safety First beat off four competitors to secure the rolling six figure per
annum contract with the hotel chain. Iberotel hotels will use the E-Cristal online
audit system, to receive real-time access to reports and clear guidance on those
areas of the resort that require further attention. The range of services provided
will include general safety, legionella control, as well as the central food hygiene

"TUI is a massive player in the travel industry, and it is great to see that through
Iberotel it is setting an example to others by taking proactive steps to protect the
general wellbeing of the travelling public," comments Mark Harrington, CEO at Check
Safety First.

Harrington continues: "It is imperative, at this time of economic uncertainty that
travel agents and tour operators offer consumers something extra for their money,
and providing this peace of mind is priceless. Through E-Cristal, Iberotel hotels
will be able to ensure it meets and exceeds both national and international
legislative requirements for health and safety."

The E-Cristal system will provide Iberotel with a template for health and safety
processes and centralise their management to present a chain-wide view of standards.
The system will be supported by monthly, unannounced, audits and advice to ensure
hotels are compliant with the Cristal Mark, Check Safety First's standard for health
and safety developed in accordance with World Health Organisation guidelines.


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,

Web Site: http://www.Checksafetyfirst.com

Contact Details: 0118 988 2992

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