latent error

latent error2016-12-13T05:18:01+00:00

latent error


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

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