There are 15 checkpoint types that you can use to design and manage your checklist and inspection data.
You can include any number of different types on a single checklist and combine some types to enhance the inspection and data collection process.
"Data Checkpoints" are used to record information like the temperature or a drawing number. They have notes fields for collecting data, but don’t have check boxes.
- Can be selected more than once during an inspection
- When not selected, will not display on the PDF Inspection Report – allowing you to add items to your Checklist that are not always inspected each time
- Are used in the Inspection Navigation feature
- Display on the inspection screen as a gray button with white letting. The title you give them in setup is what is displayed. Using a verb in the title will help inspectors know how to use the button. Fore example, having a Dynamic Checkpoint that says, "Inspect Additional Bedroom" will make it clear what the button is for. When the Dynamic Checkpoint button is selected, the checkpoint or various checkpoints that you added in Setup will drop down for completion
- Must be created as a “new” checkpoint and cannot be changed into another checkpoint type. They can be deleted or deactivate
Dynamic Matrix checkpoints have all the features of Dynamic Checkpoints listed above and include the following below:
A "Dynamic Matrix" is used to record data into a matrix or table of horizontal rows.
Each time the Dynamic Matrix button is selected, it will drop-down another row making it easy to add several rows with multiple columns of data per row.
Dynamic Matrix items print out best on the FTQ-401x Inspection Report. Go to: Reports > Run Reports Online and select FTQ-401x. If not visible, go to Reports > Activate Reports. Search for and select FTQ-401x. Save when done and return to Run Reports Online to Run and Download.
Dynamic Matrix (Custom Header)
Dynamic Matrix (Custom Header) checkpoints have all the features of Dynamic Checkpoints and the Dynamic Matrix listed above and include the following:
The "Dynamic Matrix (Custom Header)" looks the same as the Dynamic Matrix, but the first row that is entered by the inspector is used for the Header row on the printed report.
Dynamic Selection checkpoints have all the features of Dynamic Checkpoints listed above and include the following below:
"Dynamic Selection" allows you to add preset items to select from a drop-down menu.
The text of your Dynamic Selection checkpoint items will display as choices. Your preset items can be any type of checkpoint. For example, you can have a Dynamic Selection checkpoint that provides a list of Deficiency types. Each item you add as a selection could be a Quality Deficiency checkpoint type and the text for each checkpoint could be the Deficiency type. The inspector would select the Deficiency type from the list and a Quality Deficiency checkpoint with the Deficiency type name would drop down for them to complete.
A "Header" is text-only, bold title. It's ideal to label a section or subdivide a long checklists. Header checkpoints display as navigation options in the Navigation filter available by selecting the "List" icon on the top right hand area while on an inspection screen.
The "Image" checkpoint has a camera icon and notes field, but no check boxes. It is meant for use when pictures are needed.
"Instructor Inspections" is an italicized line of text that can be a reminder, instructions or directions to the Inspector. This line of text will appear on the Inspection Entry Page, but will not show-up on the printed Inspection Report.
A "Quality Checkpoint" is the standard line item that provides 4 quality evaluation check boxes, a camera icon and note field.
Standard Quality check boxes include "FTQ," "QC," "OPN," or "NA." checkpoints. These are custom preferences that you can change. Go to Setup > Customization > Customization Preferences. Search for each acronym and change the first 3 columns on the row to your preferred term. Save when done.
A "Quality Deficiency" checkpoint provides all the standard checkpoints except for the FTQ box. (A noted deficiency isn't first time quality.) The Quality Deficiency checkpoint defaults to "OPN" checked, meaning there is an open issue that needs to be addressed.
A "Quality Hotspot" checkpoint is used to track and manage high priority check items. Setting a checkpoint as a Quality Hotspot checkpoint lets you run reports to track the occurrence of this specific checkpoint type.
The "Safety" checkpoint applies the FTQ evaluation concept to the Safety Inspection. It includes the 4 evaluation check boxes, as well as a camera icon and notes field. Setting checkpoint items as either quality or safety lets you run printed reports that separate quality and safety items.
Including a Safety Header on your checklist let's you add a "safety" specific header when running reports that may have both quality and safety sections, but you only want to see the Safety Header along with the Safety checkpoints on the printed report.
A "Safety Violation" checkpoint is similar to the "Quality Deficiency" checkpoint in that it defaults to the "OPN" box being preselected.
Add a scoring checkpoint to a section or any area on a checklist to rate the work of the category or trade being inspected using a 5 star rating system. Scores given on inspections are reported on Performance Reports.
Scoring checkpoint types include:
- Project Management
Typical ratings are as follows:
- 5 = Perfect, 100%, no problems found
- 4 = Very good, 1-2 minor corrections
- 3 = Good, 3+ minor or 1 major correction
- 2 = Poor, 6+ minor or multiple major corrections
- 1 = Very poor, excessive problems
Vertical Matrix is similar to a Dynamic Matrix except the matrix columns printe out vertically instead of horizontally.