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Global hygiene manual released for hotel bedrooms

28 November 2013 by
Global hygiene manual released for hotel bedrooms

Hotel auditing specialist Check Safety First has released a free manual that provides hoteliers with advice on room hygiene.

RoomCheck Standard is available free to all hotels worldwide and sets out an international benchmark of cleanliness for bedrooms, as well as providing the tools for hoteliers to evaluate general housekeeping performance.

A companion publication to Check Safety First's existing RoomCheck module, which makes sure hygiene issues are identified and sorted, it also has processes in place for how to deal with emergencies such as bedbugs and virus outbreaks, as well as other risks such as E.Coli.

It is expected that putting high standards of cleanliness in place will help accommodation providers maintain positive scores and comments on widely-used review sites such as TripAdvisor.

Steve Tate, chairman at Cristal International Standards, said: "With the rise in popularity and increasing impact of sites like TripAdvisor, hotels can be damned instantly through one bad guest experience.

"The RoomCheck Standard, combined with independent auditing to an internationally recognised level, means that complaints are reduced and room standards are kept consistently high."

Earlier this year Check Safety First highlighted the importance of keeping bedrooms clean, and said that rooms are often overlooked in comparison to bathrooms.

As well as its module, the company also provides a website, room-check.com, which lists only hotels whose rooms pass a certain standard of cleanliness. Compiled from reviews and ratings from an independent source, the site aims to help customers choose rooms with consistent and trustworthy hygiene levels.

Hotels need to clean up their act, says Check Safety First >>

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