Intertek supports Major Hotel Group to implement Protek POSI-Check across its Network of Hotels to Meet New Health & Safety Standards

May 15, 2020

London: Intertek Group plc ("Intertek"), a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is supporting leading European destination management and hotel group Meeting Point Hotels, as it re-opens its hotels in line with stringent health, safety and wellbeing measures. Meeting Point Hotels is a subsidiary of FTI Group, the third largest tour operator in Europe and operates more than 70 hotels across 11 countries including, Malta, Morocco, Greece, Oman, Egypt, Spain, Italy, Croatia, and Turkey.

Intertek has a longstanding partnership with Meeting Point Hotel Management through its Cristal brand. As part of its innovative new Protek Health Safety and Wellbeing Assurance programme, Intertek will support Meeting Point International implement a safe and healthy re-opening plan and identify, prioritise and effectively manage risk for its hotels through its new Prevention of the Spread of Infection Protek POSI-Check audit protocol. Protek POSI-Check was created to support organisations as the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic and was designed to complement other Cristal Standards modules including FoodCheck, DineCheck, and RoomCheck.

By implementing Protek POSI-Check as part of Meeting Point Hotels’ risk management programme, this will ensure their more than 8,000 employees around the world all have the tools needed to maintain a level of POSI control in any environment, and give guests’ assurance and confidence that their health and safety is of the utmost importance.

POSI-Check certification will be earned through hands on training sessions, bi-monthly auditing, and easy-to-use swab tests to detect adenosine triphosphate (ATP) of key surfaces in public common areas such as toilets and restrooms, bars and dining areas, reception and concierge desks, elevators and escalators, gym and leisure facilities. Clear evidence affirming that the hotels meet with independent assurance standards to prevent the spread of Covid-19 will be visible in the form of door hangers, signs and certificates across the premises.

Stephen Tate, CEO Intertek Cristal said: “The global tourism industry will continue to feel the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic as travelers gain a heightened awareness of their health, safety, and hygiene risks. We are proud to support Meeting Point International in showing their guests that their safety is their top priority and give them the confidence to stay at their hotels around the world. Through Intertek Protek solutions, like Protek POSI-Check we can help organisations around the world not only recover from the effects of the pandemic but thrive in this “new normal” environment.”

Roula Jouny, CEO Meeting Point Hotels said: “The well-being of our guests and our promise to provide them with a safe environment to ensure carefree vacations has always been a priority. During those times, Meeting Point Hotels has heightened its commitment to a COVID-19 free world. We are proud to select Intertek as a sole provider to implement Protek POSI-Check across our hotels, as part of the necessary collective global effort to eliminate the threat of this disease wherever possible by delivering an improved level of safety, health protection and empathy in the highest levels of hospitality.”

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About Intertek

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 46,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains. Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.

About Protek

Intertek Protek provides systemic risk-based quality assurance and verification for all sectors, from food safety and hygiene control services to dedicated audit solutions for the prevention of the spread of infection in all facilities and all sectors. This includes hotels, restaurants and retail outlets where consumers will look for visible safety verification of the places in which they stay or pass through. Protek offers turnkey solutions, from facility health assessment, cleaning and disinfecting process oversight and post-cleaning verification, to compliance reporting and certification across schools and education sites, transportation hubs and manufacturing plants. Protek helps businesses obtain independent assurance that they are fulfilling their duty of care and provides their employees and customers with the confidence they need, everywhere, every day.