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spot check

[′spät ‚chek]
(industrial engineering)
A check or inspection of certain steps in an operation, process, or the like, of certain parts of a piece of equipment or of a representative lot of completed parts or articles; the steps or parts inspected would normally be only a small percentage of the total.

spot check

A method of quality control in the manufacturing process in which the samples are selected in a random fashion and their quality ascertained. This ensures that the items selected are typical of the entire production run.
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In order to fully implement the spot check program, it was realized that some improvements needed to be made that would increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the scheduling process.
DavidWhite, customer services director at Kwik-Fit, said: "It's disappointing that, despite the extra financial pressure on motorists, this year's spot check found that the number of under-inflated tyres more than doubled in the past year.
ALMOST one in four butcher shops failed hygiene spot checks in North Lanarkshire - less than three years after the E Coli outbreak which killed 21.
Clr Michael Watson (Con, Denby Dale), who is on Kirklees Licensing Committee, said he was anxious to see at first hand how the spot check operation worked.
The results of the unannounced spot check, which was carried out on January 17, were published yesterday by HIW.
The visit to the hospital, which is run by Hywel Dda Health Board, was part of HIW's rolling programme of unannounced spot checks.
The spot check visits are carried out by Healthcare Inspectorate Wales and follow concerns raised by the public and patients about cleanliness in hospitals.
ELDERLY patients are facing increasingly long waits to be admitted to hospital, a spot check by health watchdogs has revealed.
Experts believe the new law will help banks spot check fraud sooner.
A SPOT check of cleanliness at hospitals in West Wales has revealed a series of basic failings.
A spot check this week revealed that patients are waiting longer to either be admitted - or sent home after treatment.