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 product.
"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, UK.