what does "an added precaution" means in this context?


Senior Member
Chinese, Thai
You may also be asked to take notes during a meeting. We won't expect your notes to be perfect. Just be sure to include the main ideas in our discussions, and of course, any important decisions that we make. It's just really an added precaution. After the meeting, we'll look over your notes and use them to help us decide the next point of action, if there is one.


Thanks for your help!
  • e2efour

    Senior Member
    UK English
    It means that it is an extra precaution (safety measure) to be taken, e.g. in case those taking part in the meeting disagree about what was discussed or agreed after the meeting. Or if the record of the meeting has been lost.

    You haven't given a full enough context, so it's a little difficult to say why it is necessary to take an extra precaution.
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