Fire Checklist


Why We Need Checklists


  • The volume and complexity of what we know has exceeded our individual ability to deliver its benefits correctly, safely, or reliably.
  • Three different kinds of problems in the world: the simple, the complicated, and the complex.
  • Whether running to the store to buy ingredients for a cake, preparing an airplane for takeoff, or evaluating a sick person in the hospital, if you miss just one key thing, you might as well not have made the effort at all.
  • A further difficulty is that people lull themselves into skipping steps even when they remember them.


  • The Checklist is a simple tool aimed to buttress the skills of expert professionals.
  • Under conditions of complexity, not only are checklists a help, they are required for success.
  • Checklists established a higher standard of baseline performance.
  • Checklists offer the possibility of verification and instill the discipline high-reliability, high-performance organizations.
  • Checklists remind us of the necessary steps, makes them explicit and accountable.
  • Checklists defend anyone, even the experienced, against failure.

Castillo Engineering

Solar Done Right is leading the movement to advance the quality and safety of solar design and installations by having every set of solar plans reviewed using the Solar Done Right Best Practices Checklist.