Details & Programme
Two years after an incident you may well find yourself in court having to justify your actions, communications and decisions. Can you remember all that time ago, why you made a decision and what information you had at the time?
To ensure that you are personally protected as well as your organisation, personal logging of all information during an incident is essential. Furthermore, logging all actions will ensure you are able to defend all of the decisions that were made during a crisis, this can be used for defence in court should legal action be taken against you or your organisation.
- Why do we log and what are the consequences of not logging information
- The loggist role
- The logging process and what information to record
- Logging in different situations including individual logging, logging for senior managers and logging meetings
- Recording decisions and ‘defensible decision making’
- Logging information electronically; how does this differ from paper logging
- Post incident actions to secure information
Throughout the course there will lots of practical and hands on practice. Audio clips will be used to make the process more realistic. Log sheets can be provided or students are encouraged whenever they have them to make use their own organisation’s sheets.
At the end of the course there will be a marked quiz, practicing the skills learned on the course.
This training has been developed by Charlie and Kim Maclean-Bristol with assistance from a retired fireman, a number of retired members of the Police and with input from experts in the legal profession.
- “It was a very good course and I got a few good ideas to take away and implement.” - Kirsty Bell, Scottish Enterprise
- “Very good workshop!” - Joe McCrystal, Skills Development Scotland
- "Thanks again for the training today – it really hit the spot." - Scottish Government Agency
- "Enjoyed course, it helped give a bit more confidence to the actual facts that need to be logged in an emergency situation" – NHS
- "Very helpful providing reassurance to logging." – NHS
- "I found the whole course in general helpful and in a context that is easy to understand" – Police
- "Very useful – good practical tips and opportunities to practice" – National Parliament
- "The practical exercises to do logging was good – and makes it less frightening when you haven’t done it before" – National Parliament
Duration & Cost
The cost of this course is £1,950 plus tutor expenses if delivered in-house. The course is 3 hours and up to 16 delegates can attend one course. Bespoke work may incur additional costs.
Who Should Attend?
The training is aimed at anyone who has a role in responding to an incident and is a member of an incident management team. It is not just aimed at administration staff, although it is important that they attend. The training is aimed at senior managers who may have to justify their decision making, advisors or specialists who may have to justify the advice they have given, and for more junior staff who may have to account for their actions.
If you are involved in incident management, you should attend this course!