About this course


The famous line “If it’s not written down, it didn’t happen!” is never more true than for decision makers who are responding to an emergency or crisis situation, and accurate log keeping plays a critical role in emergency response and in recovery.

Logs are vital for evidencing decisions which were made during an incident, giving decision makers the ability to explain their rationale and provide a clear audit trail should their decisions be questioned after the event. Additionally, logs can be used throughout incident response and recovery activities to ensure that the most current information is instantly available to anyone who requires it.

Loggists work collaboratively with key decision makers and are responsible for ensuring information, decisions and rationale are recorded clearly and accurately.

Drawing on lessons learnt from a number of real-life events and inquiries, this course will train you to maintain a high-quality log during an emergency or recovery.


To enhance participant's knowledge and capability in performing a logging role in an emergency

Learning Outcomes

  • Consider the legal/doctrinal framework, guidance and learning relating to logging
  • Examine logging roles and responsibilities in an emergency
  • Develop your understanding of decision making and it's relationship with logging
  • Apply learning in a simulated scenario

Who is This Course For?

This course is for anyone who is required to keep an effective log in emergency response or recovery. This includes:

  • Staff deploying in support of a leader at the scene of an incident or in Tactical, Strategic and Recovery Co-ordinating Groups
  • Individuals working with managers who comprise an organisation’s crisis management team
  • Civil Servants recording decisions made in Government departments in the UK or beyond

Course Details & Booking

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