The main purpose of check sheets is to ensure that operating personnel collects the data carefully accurately. Data should be collected in such a manner that it can be quickly and easily used and analysed. The form of the check sheet is individualised for each situation and is designed by the project team.
Whenever possible, check sheets are also designed to show location. For example, the check sheet for bicycle paint non-conformities could show an outline of a bicycle with X’s indicating the location of the non-conformities. Creativity plays a major role in the design of a check sheet. It should be user-friendly and whenever possible should include information on time and location.
The check sheet is a simple document that is used for collecting data in real-time and at the location where the data is generated. A document is typically a blank form that is designed for the quick, easy, and efficient recording of the desired information, which can be either quantitative or qualitative. When the information is quantitative, the checksheet is sometimes called a tally sheet.
5 Basic types of Check Sheets:
Classification: A trait such as a defect or failure mode must be classified into a category. Location: The physical location of a trait is indicated on a picture of a part or item being evaluated. Frequency: The presence or absence of a trait or combination of traits is indicated. Also, a number of occurrences of a trait on a part can be indicated. Measurement Scale: A measurement scale is divided into intervals, and measurements are indicated by checking an appropriate interval. Check List: The items to be performed for a task are listed so that, as each is accomplished, it can be indicated as having been completed.