This is not the first time we are reporting on the lack of hygiene standards in supermarkets. But this was one of the most shocking to date. Tesco Lotus Express. How is this acceptable in these current times ?
You only need to look at the discolouration of the chicken. It is also in a refrigeration unit that should be used for drinks only.No serving utensils, uncovered, with no dates what so ever.
Why is their no hygiene standards here, do we have to wait until someone gets sick?
Many Tesco Lotus Express branches sell meat, chicken and pork etc. Pre packed, correctly stored and with sell by dates.
The ironic thing is before entering temperatures were checked, hand gel provided for COVID and of course we are all wearing mask ???!!
Would you buy this chicken ? How can we stop this very poor standards of sanitation and hygiene ?
SHA was rolled out in 2020 in Thailand, for all hotels to achieve accreditation for COVID 19 as per the governments criteria to protect the safety of their guests and staff.
The key point to remember about this, is that even though it has the words Safety and Health on this, it is actually only COVID related requirements - it does not cover basic health and safety requirements such as fire safety, food and hygiene, fuel and water management , pools and recreation etc.
This logo is also very easy to download on the internet and place on your website, which many people have done without actually being certified.We know this because we have been out and about and seen that the obligatory standards are not in place or being met. Or maybe they started off with good intentions, and now even the basic temperature checks and hand gel are not being provided in many establishments.
So, if you are using this logo to promote your hotel as having reached the standards required to achieve this accreditation, You must ensure all the standards are in place. Every day. If your hotel has been closed then refresh the protocols with your staff.
Now, the next step you need to be focusing on is the health and safety standards in your property.
So lets get you started - Safety has never been more important to your business than it is today.
If you need help to put the correct health and safety systems in place before you reopen -We can help, drop us a line and we can get you started. Contact us today
Let’s face it, these are unprecedented times in the hospitality industry, not knowing when you can once again fully open your doors and welcome back your guests.
Salaries have been cut, staff laid off and you still don’t know when your revenue will return. Yet, there is still a budget that needs to be in place for preventative maintenance and the ongoing regular checks, which need to be carried out.
You cannot just close the door and expect to reopen within weeks of your first guests arriving without having maintained the internal systems – You may think this will save you money right now, but it will not in the long run.
After visiting a couple of our clients closed hotels recently, It was quite shocking to discover just how many hotels have literally just closed the door, laid off staff and clearly no further thought has been given to the ongoing preventative maintenance that still needs to be carried out during this time. From green pools, to no security around anywhere, not a single light on during the evening times – Overgrown gardens – burst water pipes and in one case an electrical fire broke out in the kitchen. Working with these clients, we very quickly advised them some simple procedures they can be doing now in preparation for the reopening, with all their systems functioning. And now they understand what they need to do, how often and why……
Whether your hotel is partially open now or closed, the question you need to be asking is, am I protecting the owners assets? On asking this question to many hotels, the main feedback was that they understood the implications of not doing ongoing maintenance, however their staff are no longer being paid so cannot be expected to come into work and carry out their job as normal.
But you can and you must keep some of them employed and paid, even if it is only the engineer- even if it is twice a week that he comes in to check all systems are functioning. Equipment still needs to be turned on – Security should still be based in the property to protect your assets
We are reaching out to those of you who need help! Let us help you keep your assets up and running.
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