Originally Posted By: gromicko
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I’m trying to make a quick sort of quiz/self-evaluation tool for inspectors to quickly determine if they are regularly overlooking something in the course of performing their home inspections. Here’s my idea:
I was thinking of making an online home inspection checklist (much like a standard inspection report). Only this checklist would include things a home inspector must check (according to our Standards of Practice http://www.nachi.org/sop.htm ) and it would include those things outside the scope of a home inspection...the lists would be mixed up but in categories. The inspector could then run thru the home inspection checklist and click those things that must be checked or done in the course of performing a home inspection, not checking those things outside the scope of a home inspection.
A veteran home inspector should be able to fly thru the checklist in 15 minutes.
At the end, the quiz/self-evaluation tool would list 2 things:
1. It would list those things you inspect that you aren't required to or are outside the scope of an inspection.
but more importantly...
2. It would list those things you don't inspect that you are required to.
I went on a few home inspection these past few weeks to observe and saw a few inspectors tear into things they didn't have to do, yet bypass critical areas.
It's one thing to know a lot about inspections. It's another thing to know what and what not to inspect.
I thought a self evaluation tool like this might be useful. I didn't want to do another quiz, examination, or obstacle course.
Just an idea.