5 ways digital checklists help you keep up with changing COVID-19 guidelines

Everything can change at a moment’s notice during the pandemic. Equip your food business with digital checklists to stay on top of changing guidelines.
Michael Radley
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Nov 2020
4 min read

How the pandemic has changed operations

For years checklists were completed on paper, with time consuming audits carried out periodically on site. Health & Safety consultants were on standby (for a hefty fee) in case of any problems.

But with safety guidelines constantly changing, scattered paper diaries, binders and frequent physical site visits are no longer viable.

5 ways digital checklists can help you stay agile

  • Communicate change rapidly. Live tasks mean Head Office can communicate changes in policy to teams on the ground in minutes. Everyone knows exactly what needs to be done, how and when to do it.
  • Training built in. Digital checklists guide teams through their day, step by step. Videos and guides can be attached to tasks so you know new processes are being followed correctly.
  • Improve remote visibility. Notifications and daily reports highlight issues as they happen. Area managers can see what’s happening in their sites, wherever they are, resolving issues quickly with less site visits.
  • Do more with less. Automate repetitive data entry to give teams more time to focus on customer experience to boost your bottom line.
  • Flag problems. Digital checklists allow you to comment, highlight problems and resolve them directly on the task. Attach photos for all the evidence you need, all in one place.

How Trail can help

From hourly cleaning schedules to team health checks, Trail can help turn new processes into simple digital checklists. Here’s how:

  • Free digital checklists. Use our best-practice task templates to stay on top of changing Covid guidelines.
  • Make safety a habit: Health and safety checklists are woven into your team’s working day alongside their daily tasks.
  • Make data-driven decisions. Dashboards help spot trends so you can improve processes to boost productivity and efficiency.
  • Everything an EHO needs to see in one place. Trail is a complete historical record of task completion, time and date stamped for accountability.

“Trail bridges the gap between teams and head office, making sure everyone knows what they need to do. We can cascade information down through our business quickly and roll out changes in procedure seamlessly.”

Elton Gray, Creams Cafe, Operations Director


It’s time to rethink the way you run your sites and put systems in place to future proof your business.