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Short Course

Keeping Operation and Decision Logs in an Emergency

This course is aimed at anyone who is responsible for keeping an individual or team operational or decision log during the response to an emergency.


Study Mode: Part time
Duration: Half day
Module code: PROT005
Campus: Preston
Start Date: Start dates are varied

Course overview

Topics covered:

  • The purpose and benefits of keeping logs
  • Logging methods
  • Defensible decision-making
  • Information to be logged
  • Agreeing a team log
  • Record keeping and errors in log making

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements are required but the course would benefit someone working in an appropriate area.

Academic expertise

Fully developed and delivered by UK leading emergency and crisis management practitioners.

The team’s expertise comes from a wide range of backgrounds including the emergency services, local authorities, health authorities, the nuclear industry, COMAH sites, utilities, the military, port and aviation authorities, and academia.


This course is based in the School of Natural Sciences located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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