checklist n : a list of items (names or tasks etc.) to be checked or consulted
A checklist is used as an aid to memory. It helps to ensure consistency and completeness in carrying out a task. A basic example is the "to do list." A more advanced checklist would be a schedule, which lays out tasks to be done according to time of day or other factors.
- a tool that is used as a human factors aid in aviation safety to ensure that a long list of items are not forgotten.
- use in medical practice to ensure that clinical practice guidelines are followed.
- used in quality assurance of software engineering, to check process compliance, code standardization and error prevention, and others.
- often used in industry in operations procedures.
- can aid in mitigating claims of negligence in public liability claims by providing evidence of a risk management system being in place.
FormatChecklists are presented as lists with small checkboxes down the left hand side of the page. A small tick or checkmark is drawn in the box after the item has been completed.
checklist in German: Fragenkatalog
checklist in Italian: Checklist
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