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Check Safety First Launches Free Hotel Health And Safety Reports To Tour Operators.
14 October 2010 Ė Independent health and safety expert Check Safety First, is making real-time safety reports available to tour operators on the 1,600 hotels it works with, under its new service TourCheck. The free reports will provide travel firms with up-to-date intelligence on the standards of their hotel partners.
Currently hoteliers are inundated with requests for safety reports from tour operators, which puts a huge administrative burden on the establishment. Travel firms also send in their own non-specialist representatives to carry out standards checks on partner hotels, who frequently use a tick box form.
TourCheck will remove this administration burden from hotels by allowing them to download a report from its web-based auditing system, E-Cristal. This will automatically produce a report which includes the essential information required by, and in a format that is suitable for tour operators. These TourCheck reports can be produced by hotels monthly s, providing travel firms with the information on a more frequent basis, with the added assurance that the assessments required to produce the report have been carried out by trained experts.
"Just the food module of the E-Cristal audit has 250 checkpoints. Combine this with the other areas checked by our system, and we have a large amount of data on the hygiene levels of the hotels we work with. It seemed obvious to use this data in a way which would be beneficial to the entire travel industry," explains Jason Burnett, technical director at Check Safety First.
"TourCheck allows hoteliers to answer the growing number of health and safety questions from travel firms immediately. It also improves the due diligence of tour operators, as it provides frequent and up-to-date information, accredited by an independent health and safety expert, that would otherwise have only been gathered on a yearly basis, at least," adds Burnett.
Check Safety First has been working with the Federation of Tour Operators (FTO) to ensure that TourCheck reports provide the correct information that tour operators need.
"We have been getting great feedback from the FTO so far. It has been extremely supportive of the TourCheck scheme and the response we are receiving from our hotel partners is also extremely positive," concludes Burnett.
TourCheck reports are to be made available to Check Safety Firstís 1,600 hotels worldwide in January 2011.
Eurostars Takes Food Safety To The Next Level With Check Safety First.
9th March 2010 Ė Eurostars Hotels will better protect its guests from hygiene, health and safety hazards by working with Check Safety First to implement its risk management auditing system, E-Cristal, throughout the chainís fifty-two hotels.
Eurostars Hotels is using the E-Cristal food safety module to manage the risks that food poisoning can present. The system will increase uniformity throughout the hotel chain providing comprehensive health and safety management, compared to the chainís previous checklists and basic lab samples approach. The system will also be supported by monthly unannounced audits of each hotel by Check Safety First inspectors.
The hotel chain explains: "Food hygiene standards have been historically difficult to monitor with our hotels spanning across twelve countries. The E-Cristal system will provide each establishment with a unified approach to tackling the issue, while also providing us with a chain-wide view of their progress or problems. A high level of service for guests has always been our top priority and this implementation further supports this."
Mark Harrington, CEO at Check Safety First, continues: "Itís great to see Eurostars Hotels taking a proactive step to boost its health and safety standards. The E-Cristal system will mean that standards are met across the board, ensuring that the reputation of the chain is not compromised."