Basics Of Report Writing Part 1

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Basics Of Report Writing Part 1

Part 1 of a 2 part test to evaluate a level of core competency in security report writing.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is a security report?
    • A. 

      First and foremost, it is a way to document things to keep you out of trouble.

    • B. 

      A recording of facts onto a permanent, formal document or record

    • C. 

      A way to pass information on from shift to shift

    • D. 

      A way to document things instead of putting them on your daily.

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT a way in which security reports are used?
    • A. 

      In criminal or civil court

    • B. 

      To provide a basis for statistical analysis

    • C. 

      As a public posting or notice of security alerts

    • D. 

      Provide a basis for further action

  • 3. 
    What does a good security report do? (Check ALL that apply)
    • A. 

      Entertain the reader

    • B. 

      Provides relevant details

    • C. 

      Provides continuity

    • D. 

      Gives a well stated opinion of the report writer

    • E. 

      Leaves no question as to what happened

    • F. 

      Documents action taken

  • 4. 
    What 2 categories make up the components of a good security report?
    • A. 

      The Facts and the Opinions

    • B. 

      The Essentials and the Requirements

    • C. 

      The Requirements and the Statements

    • D. 

      The Essentials and the Pictures

  • 5. 
    The answers to key questions form the Essentials of Report Writing.  Which of the following questions are part of the Essentials?
    • A. 

      Who

    • B. 

      What

    • C. 

      Who is at fault

    • D. 

      How

    • E. 

      Action Taken

    • F. 

      Your opinion

    • G. 

      Where

    • H. 

      Your feelings

    • I. 

      When

    • J. 

      Why

  • 6. 
    How many Essentials and Requirements of report writing are there? 
    • A. 

      7 essentials and 5 requirements

    • B. 

      7 essentials and 7 requirements

    • C. 

      5 essentials and 7 requirements

    • D. 

      5 essentials and 5 requirements

  • 7. 
    True of False:  The WHO Essential only refers to the identity of the person making the complaint.
    • A. 

      True, the WHO is always the complainant.

    • B. 

      False, the WHO is anyone that is involved in a significant way and may include several groups of people including patients, employees, Visitors, police, and fire fighters.

  • 8. 
    Which of the following should NOT be included as part of the WHAT essential of report writing?
    • A. 

      What your opinion is regarding who is at fault.

    • B. 

      What relevant events actually happened.

    • C. 

      A description of what was done and what actions people took.

    • D. 

      A description of the actions that you took

  • 9. 
    True or False: As part of the WHERE essential, it is a good idea to include a map showing the location of the incident.  For vehicle accidents this is mandatory.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    True or False: the WHY essential is the point in which it is important to include your opinions regarding the cause and effect of what happened.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    Which of the following best describes the HOW essential of report writing?
    • A. 

      A description of how many other things were going on at the time of the incident.

    • B. 

      A description of how the people involved were behaving badly.

    • C. 

      How you felt about the people involved.

    • D. 

      A detailed, chronological description of the sequence of events.

  • 12. 
    Which of the following lines would NOT be an appropriate example of the ACTION TAKEN essential of report writing?
    • A. 

      I told the complainant that I would escort her to the ED for treatment, but she declined

    • B. 

      Since the door was found unsecure, I stood-by until my supervisor arrived to secure the door.

    • C. 

      I left the restraint key with RN Maggie Smith.

    • D. 

      I thought the police should be called because I just had a feeling that the subject was going to be trouble.

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