Training course

Health and Safety Accommodation Auditing

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Event details

This four-day health and safety auditing training course has been designed to provides delegates with a good understanding of the key areas of risk within tourism accommodation, including fire safety, pool safety, food safety, general safety and much more. Delegates will also learn about conducting the audit, risk assessment and defect management.

About the event

The Health and safety of tourism accommodation is an important factor that Members need to consider for the holidays that they offer. To help you with this important process, ABTA in collaboration with IGI are pleased to offer this four-day training course on health and safety tourism accommodation auditing.

The course provides a platform for Members to be introduced to the ABTA health and safety audit paperwork (Health & Safety Officers & Supplier Safety Information Documents), gain an understaning of the meaning of the audit questions, the auditing process and how the document aligns with the ABTA Tourism Accommodation Health and Safety Technical Guide.

The course will cover H&S auditing attributes in tourism accommodation safety such as key areas of risk, including fire safety, pool safety, food safety, legionnaires disease, general safety including balconies, children’s safety, beach facilities, fuel and energy, security and auditing.
Delegates will learn the principles of risk assessment and how to effectively manage defects identified as part of the auditing process, taking into consideration compensatory features and other safety attributes. 

The training will be delivered by Health and Safety expert Ian Greaves. 

Within one month of the training, delegates will be required to complete and submit an assignment for marking, to IGI. Based on the training and the results of the assignment, IGI will determine whether a person is competent to complete the audit paperwork.

Benefits of attending

  • Refine your ability to competently complete auditing information documents
  • Learn how to manage defects found during the auditing process in tourism accommodation
  • Improve your understanding of auditing and risk management procedures
  • Hear practical and implementable guidance and put your questions to an industry professional

Who should attend?

This four-day training course has been designed specifically for those involved in health and safety management in travel and tourism accommodation, including ABTA Members and the wider travel industry:

  • Health and safety teams
  • Operations teams 
  • Overseas representatives
  • Destination managers 
  • Product and purchasing teams

About the trainer

Ian Greaves, Managing Director, IGI
Ian began his career as an Environmental Health Officer in Sheffield in 1985 and went on to work as an enforcement officer in London. He formed IGI Ltd in 1996 as the company who specialise in food safety, health and safety, risk management and environmental protection and since that time has worked all over the world. The work of IGI covers all international boundaries as they are one of the main consultants working with the UK travel industry, through their links to the FTO (Federation of Tour Operators) and ABTA.
Ian has personally been involved with the development of the ABTA Tourism Accommodation Health & Safety Technical guide  and is actively involved in supporting the Industry and their suppliers on matters such as food safety,  fire safety, pool and water management, health and safety and risk management, primarily through auditing, risk assessment, training and conducting seminars to government and suppliers around the globe.
Ian is a member of the Charted Institute of Environmental Health (MCIEH), the Institute of Occupational Health (CMIOSH), the Royal Society Public Health (FRSPH) and the Institute of Fire Engineers (GMIFE).

Event prices

ABTA Member/ABTA Partner* rate – £695 plus VAT 
Non-Member rate – £895 plus VAT


Non-Members are welcome to attend. For information about becoming a Member click here.

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*To qualify for the ABTA Member/Partner discount you must have a current ABTA Member/Partner number or your application must be in progress when the event takes place

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