Critical Focus

There is no deliberate re-day dotting, OOD food or beer noted?

There was no fire exits locked or obstructed?

There was no evidence of any cross contamination?

There was no systematic failings with the weekly fire alarm tests, emergency lighting checks, daily fire checks and fire training records recorded in the DMLB?

There were no spirits found to be without an adequate seal?

The staff room was not clean and tidy?

Are the pub actively managing any pest control issues and have all recommendations from the last pest control reports been completed?


Are all staff adhering to the uniform policy, including the awareness and use of PPE?

Are all pub communication messages up to date?

Is the daily shift planner displayed with appropriate breaks assigned?

Is there evidence of pre-shift briefings in place?

Is the current week and two full weeks rota displayed?

Kitchen Equiptment

Are all walk-in fridges and freezers clean?

Are all service fridges clean?

Are all high level areas clean?

Are the equipment wheels and casing clean?

Are the Grills clean?

Are the Fryers clean?

Are the Pot Wash and Sink areas clean?

Is the Chip Scuttle clean?

Is the Mealstream clean?

Are the Contact Points clean?

Are the Microwaves clean?

Is the Clam Griddle clean?

Kitchen General

Are the kitchen work surfaces and shelving clean?

Are the kitchen walls clean?

Are the kitchen floors clean?

Was there a "clean as you go" regime in place?

Are two working probes and Sanitiser wipes available, clean and in use?

Are all temperature controls in place and documented?

Oil management practices implemented?

Is all food stored and handled correctly?

Is all food labelled correctly?

Is the automatic generated prep list up to date with adequate defrost out?

Other non specified equipment clean?

Is the Kitchen Card available and completed accurately?

Hot Holding plan up to date and followed?

Are all stock control measures in place?

Energy efficiency and fire up guide in place and adhered to?

Bar Area

Are the ice handling guidelines in place?

Is the Ice Machine cleaned as per SOP?

Are all glass washers clean, well maintained and contain sufficient chemicals?

Is the Emergency Response Plan available and up to date?

Are all opened spirits within their BBF date?

Coffee Machine cleaned daily?

Bar area clean and well presented?

Glasswash area clean and tidy?

Draught products dispensed in line with perfect serve training?

Are all opened spirits labelled accordingly?

Cellar Area

Is the stock rotation in place in the cellar?

Are all stock lines in the cellar within their BBF date?

Is the cellar equipment clean and well maintained?

Are the cellar walls and floors clean?

Line cleaning plan up to date and in DMLB?

Lines cleaned as per SOP?

Was the cellar well organised?

BOH Areas

All entrances, including rear, well presented, clean and well maintained?

SOPs embedded throughout pub?

Are BOH corridors, staff toilets and staff room clean and tidy?

Hand wash basins fully stocked, clear from obstruction, clean and signage displayed?

Is the bin area clean and tidy and all recycling in place?

BOH secure?

Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.