37. Lesson: Crew Checklists
Crew checklists used to describe operating procedures should be complete but should be kept simple. Backup procedures, redundant procedures, and trouble-shooting procedures should not appear on the primary checklists but, instead, should be referenced only.
Complicated checklists which detail alternate of redundant processes become complicated and the crewman can become confused when trying to follow the primary mode. (This should not be construed to preclude simple processes such as a one or two line trouble-shooting scheme.)
These lessons learned are from SKYLAB LESSONS LEARNED AS APPLICABLE TO A LARGE SPACE STATION, A dissertation submitted to the faculty of The School of Engineering and Architecture Of the Catholic University of America For the Degree Doctor of Engineering by William C. Schneider, Washington, D.C., 1976.
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