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Safeguarding Cultural Properties by Stevan P. Layne

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Chapter 10

Documentation

Report Writing and Establishing a Paper Trail

Abstract

Paperwork is tedious, tiring, and a main cause of employee complacency, but is absolutely necessary. So much depends on being able to recall events, as well as the facts surrounding events, that good documentation is critical. This chapter outlines report formats and tips for requiring content that can be easily followed. Two forms considered essential to security operations are the daily activity log and incident report, and are included in this chapter. The findings noted during closing inspection rounds as well as completed incident reports show management that security is actually finding things that might otherwise go undetected, and ultimately being a potential ...

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