latent errorJoe Segen2016-12-13T05:18:01+00:00
Definition A term of art for any error which occurs when there are no measures in place designed to prevent or control them.
Causes of latent errors Flawed systems, inadequate or complex procedures, excess decision-making authority given to undertrained or inexperienced individuals
Synonym An accident waiting to happen, latent condition
References CAP Today 6/97, p64