Testing & Sampling

Effective risk management goes beyond checklists and questionnaires, the true test of the effectiveness of risk mitigation efforts is determining whether bacteria, viruses or biological matter are present in the physical environment

Intertek Cristal’s hygiene testing services target known vectors of transmission, specific to hotels, restaurants, cruises, tourist / excursion activities etc. Confirmation that pathogens are not present on surfaces, in water sources and food & beverage supplies etc. is a fundamental aspect of ensuring the highest standards of health, safety and hygiene are met.

Surface Testing

Intertek Cristal utilise a variety of surface testing techniques, from ATP cleanliness, to more specific tests for surface contaminants such as ecoli or salmonella. This type of testing is designed to provide rapid results that can allow for immediate action where necessary

Water Safety

Intertek Cristal use both on site and laboratory-based testing to determine the chemical composition and safety of water used within a facility.

Legionella

Legionella bacteria proliferate in water systems that have stagnant / standing water or require cleaning and disinfection. Intertek Cristal utilise both rapid and laboratory testing techniques to determine the risk associated with Legionella and make appropriate recommendations to prevent cases of legionnaires disease.

Food Safety

Intertek Cristal use food sampling and analysis to provide validation of best practice in food safety management and hygiene systems. Testing will include identification of potentially harmful contaminants and levels of pathogens / food spoilage bacteria, with the results interpreted by the ECristal system and out of tolerance results escalated for further action.

Pool Safety

Intertek Cristal use both on site and laboratory-based testing to determine the chemical composition and safety of pool water used within a facility.