26 Jul 2021

(Dubai, UAE) - Intertek Group plc ("Intertek"), a Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Meydan Hotels & Hospitality (“the group”) to implement the hotel company’s audit protocol for the Prevention of the Spread of Infection, POSI-Check. Meydan’s POSI-Check programme will help the group identify health and safety-related risks and effectively plan, prioritise, and manage its protocols against the spread of infection across its hospitality operations.

POSI-Check is part of Intertek’s innovative Protek assurance programme, which protects people, public spaces, and workplaces. Protek is the world’s first comprehensive, end-to-end health, safety and well-being programme for people, workplaces and public spaces that is designed to provide industries with the right levers to resume business with confidence. POSI-Check is designed to complement other Intertek Cristal Standards modules which help our clients identify, prioritise and effectively manage risk over multiple disciplines whilst allowing them to focus on delivering the promises associated with their brand. Intertek’s Cristal solutions are suitable for all hospitality industries including food establishments such as bakeries, restaurants, hotels, catering, fast food chains, coffee shops, and retail and luxury stores.

A POSI-Check programme will be implemented across the entire Meydan Hotels & Hospitality network, including the flagship Meydan Hotel itself and The Track, Meydan Golf and Bab Al Sham Desert Resorts. This exemplifies the group’s focus on delivering an exceptional experience for guests and providing employees with the assurance and confidence that their health and safety are of the utmost importance. Intertek’s team will be working with Meydan Hotels & Hospitality to implement the POSI-Check protocols across all its facilities. As part of the programme, Intertek will conduct various hands-on training sessions, bi-monthly auditing and swab tests to detect Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) on key surfaces in public areas around the group’s amenities.

Intertek has already partnered with Meydan Hotels & Hospitality as the latter received its ISO 9001 certification, the world’s most renowned standard for quality management, and ISO 22001, the food safety management systems certification. Adding POSI-check to the list of earned certifications outlines Meydan Hotels & Hospitality’s commitment to building a strong framework for quality assurance that offers consistent quality in the services provided, the food offered, and the health and safety measures applied.

Samir Ahmed, Regional Director for Products and Marketing for the Middle East, North Africa and Pakistan at Intertek commented: “It is no secret that the pandemic heavily affected the travel and tourism industry. Still, the actions taken by the region’s government entities to contain the impact of the outbreak and advance to recovery have been remarkable. Meydan Hotels & Hospitality is following the same path, by implementing all the necessary measures to give its employees and guests the confidence and total peace of mind that their health, safety and wellbeing are protected. Our industry leading POSI-Check assurance solution will provide the group with the confidence to continue on its successful journey through recovery and beyond.”

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