Double century for hotels group

Dave and Linda Wilmot with Tony Urmson, right.
Dave and Linda Wilmot with Tony Urmson, right.
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BLACKPOOL hoteliers association Yes Hotels has given out its 200th copy of its health and safety “Black Book”.

Customer services director Tony Urmson handed the booklet to Linda and Dave Wilmot of The Hadley on Central Promenade earlier this week.

The specially-designed folder, developed with the input of industry experts, provides guidance and standardised forms that cover most aspects of hotel safety from fire risk assessment to gas and electricity issues.

The user can use the Yes Hotels book to store certificates, invoices, reports and records of assessments.

This ensures these critical records can be well-ordered, up-to-date and readily available for inspection by Yes Hotels’ experienced assessors but also guests, emergency services and other relevant parties. It is understood that this approach has never been offered before.

Mr Urmson said: “As well as reaching our high standards of quality, cleanliness and friendliness our highly prized accreditation is only awarded to hospitality premises that can prove that they take their safety legislation obligations seriously.

“We provide this book free to all our members and it has been very well received.

“Additional template pages and updates can be downloaded for free from our website so there is no excuse for not keeping it up to date.”

With Yes Hotels membership rapidly approaching 250, Mr Urmson still has some way to go in his roll out but plans to have all the folders issued before Christmas.

He added: “Potential guests will know that by choosing to stay at a Yes Hotel member accommodation provider they are staying at a place committed to maintaining safety standards.”

Yes Hotel was launched in May 2009 to provide alternative quality accreditation for local seaside accommodation providers.

In less than two and a half years, the group has a membership approaching 250.