Accuracy

Your report must be accurate, concise and written in a way giving readers a complete overview of the event. Do not fabricate, omit, or lie on your report.

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Ensure your report is written in an objective manner and free from bias. Do not put your opinions in a report; only state the facts. The report should be complete, clearly written, and legible.

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Itu2019s best to write your report in sequential order, starting with the beginning of the event and detailing each item as it occurred. Events should be documented in past tense because the events occurred in the past. Writing in this format will enable the reader to better understand the event as a whole.

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Be sure and specify details. By being accurate and writing down every detail, you wonu2019t ignore something that you didnu2019t realize would end up being important.

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Be sure and proofread your reports before submitting. This will help maintain your sense of professionalism as well as helping reduce misunderstandings from those who read your report

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Make sure you have the date and time on your report. Some companies just want a synopsis of the events of the shift. Some companies want a synopsis and a report. You need to know what the company policies and procedures are so you can comply.