About Us

Check Safety First Group Ltd (CSF), an Intertek Cristal brand, implements risk management systems and software in hotels globally, in order to keep guests safe. CSF is 100% focussed on travel and hospitality

Established in 1997 CSF employs over 150 full time experts in the field of hotels and travel safety. Our systems are built on guideline from the WHO and meet all local legislative requirements. Our business is based in Morocco, UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Brazil, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mauritius and Thailand. We operate in 9 languages and employ local experts.

In December of 2019, Check Safety First was acquired by Intertek Group plc.

For more than 130 years, companies around the world have depended on Intertek to help ensure the quality and safety of their products, processes and systems.

Intertek goes beyond testing, inspecting and certifying products; we are a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Through our global network of state-of-the-art facilities and industry-leading technical expertise we provide innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification services to customers. We provide a systemic approach to supporting our customers’ Quality Assurance efforts in each of the areas of their operations including R&D, raw materials sourcing, components suppliers, manufacturing, transportation, distribution and retail channels, and consumer management.

Intertek is an industry leader with more than 46,000 employees in 1,000 locations in over 100 countries. We deliver Total Quality Assurance expertise 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with our industry-winning processes and customer-centric culture. Whether your business is local or global, we can help to ensure that your products meet quality, health, environmental, safety, and social accountability standards for virtually any market around the world. We hold extensive global accreditations, recognitions, and agreements, and our knowledge of and expertise in overcoming regulatory, market, and supply chain hurdles is unrivalled.

Never before has health, safety and wellbeing been so vital to every aspect of our lives. Whether at work, shopping, eating out, traveling or using public transport, employees and consumers are looking to brands for trust, assurance and peace of mind.

Intertek Protek is the world’s first industry-agnostic, end-to-end health, safety and wellbeing assurance programme for people, workplaces and public spaces, offering audits, training, inspection, verification and certification solutions.

Based on Intertek’s unique approach to total quality, Protek safeguards people, systems and processes, facilities, materials and surfaces, and products.

CSF audits how hotels manage safety & hygiene systems on a frequent and unannounced basis. Each hotel is subjected to 100's of control points by a professional auditor, which must all be answered positively to get a top score. The results are then discussed and agreed with the management of the hotel and any remedial actions implemented. An executive summary and records document is presented to the management for future reference and record keeping. Only when a hotel reaches a consistently high level of risk management do they get certified as achieving the Cristal Standards.

Check Safety First Ltd and www.checksafetyfirst.com provides the traveller, with as much information as possible to make your holiday a more memorable experience, for the right reasons. Remember, all our reports and hotel listings on our website have been verified recently by a real person, visiting a real hotel.

Whilst food borne illness can be very dangerous for some, for the majority of us it will just leave us feeling pretty terrible and will keep us tied to our rooms for a few days. These lost days are your holidays. They are what you have saved for and dreamed about.

Supported by the E-Cristal Software System, CSF boasts one of the largest concentrations of experts in this field anywhere in the world. Our experience goes back over 23 years in the hygiene & safety management business. We are global experts in this field and we are here to support you.

Steve Tate
Chairman