Chapter 15

Report Writing and Notetaking


The student will be given an understanding of the requirements for writing an effective report by always answering the who, what, when, where, why, and how questions pertaining to an incident. The role of observation and description is emphasized because it is essential to well-written reports. Furthermore, it is pointed out that reporting the facts is the key to properly completing a company's variety of reports.


Incident reports; Material control passes; Note taking; Shift/Daily logs; Vehicle logs; Visitor/Contractor logs
Written reports have existed since people were first able to read and write. Documents such as the Bible and Koran have existed for thousands of years. These books are considered ...

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