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Check Safety First (“CSF”), a market leading global health, safety, quality and security risk management business focused on the travel,tourism and hospitality sectors, and comprising Cristal International Standards and Checkpoint Solutions, has been acquired by Intertek Group plc (“Intertek).


With the travel and tourism sector contributing $8.8 trillion to the global economy and outpacing the growth rate of world GDP, consumer awareness and concerns in relation to health, hygiene, safety and security when travelling have also increased significantly.  The potential reputational damage for hotels caused by poor food safety and security standards, combined with greater regulation and compliance requirements imposed by governments in tourist destinations, has seen more importance placed upon the need for bespoke, innovative outsourced Quality Assurance solutions.


Founded in 2003 in the UK, CSF is a trusted partner to major hotels and tour operators around the world providing a unique range of assurance solutions to the industry. Through its Cristal and Checkpoint branded audit and software solutions, CSF enables hoteliers, restauranteurs and tour operators to meet the highest industry specific health & safety and security standards. CSF has 145 auditors across 24 countries and is expected to generate revenues of c. £10 million in 2019.




Checkpoint is a cloud-based health and safety system that facilitates the collection of key audit data from your suppliers. It provides storage, management information, corrective actions and task management. It gives you the power and the protection of knowing you have checked your suppliers for safety & risk.



Established in 2006 with the goal of being a single repository for the storing and sharing of Health and Safety information across the travel and tourism sector, Checkpoint supports some of the world’s largest travel businesses, from traditional tour operators through to global online businesses. Checkpoint has more than 70,000 property audits covering more than 100 countries.



With all your Health and Safety information in one place, you can easily establish a due diligence audit trail and generate regular board level management information to support your efforts. Whether you are looking for Accommodation Supplier Self-Assessments, Physical Audits or a combined approach, we can advise and offer you expert technical back up. The result will be a suitable risk assessment of your supplier portfolio.


  • Complies with Industry best practice


  • Helps reduce and defend accident and illness claims


  • Encourages defect resolution and improves standards



  • Demonstrates due diligence and corporate and social responsibility


  • Preserves brand integrity


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Checkpoint employs more than 100 consultants based in strategic global locations. The team audits properties against the Checkpoint standards, which have been created in accordance with ABTA and FTO guidelines to reflect industry best practice.


Checkpoint provides the tools to identify, prioritise and actively chase suppliers for their defect resolution, while creating an audit trail of activity. Combining automation and manual intervention we can achieve the best possible outcome.

Management Information tells the story, it informs decisions and highlights successes. Checkpoint produces lots of Management Information reports, which means you can have it ready to go when you need it in the format that you require.

Allows you to record all of your customer notified incidents and accidents in one place so that you can report on trends and follow up on defect resolution.

Self-assessments are generated by the Checkpoint system. Guidance notes sit alongside the audit in local language.

You can choose which questions are included in your audit reports. If your target is an adult only hotel, we can remove anything relating to child safety – why report on issues that don’t affect your business? You can always add them again if your model changes.

This is the driving force behind your safety management processes and will determine what audits are carried-out and when. If we know the rules we can share them with the system and let it ensure that an audit is never missed.



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