- Product Details
- Usage Guidelines
- Best Practice For Using Log Book
The Emergency Pocket Log Book© fills the need for a definitive record for all managerial staff involved in emergency incident duties and also for their operational staff . Designed for the pocket or handbag of individual post holders, it allows a legal record to be created for future reference. This enables an organisation to fulfil its obligation to have a record of information received and actions carried out for the duration of an emergency incident or to record information which may be needed to rebut claims made against either the individual or the organisation.
The EPLB provides a definitive, legal record
for all staff involved in emergency duties
When used for a Duty, the book can be a record for one individual for a duration of days or weeks, depending on the amount of information received and action taken. It is a personal record, similar to a police officer's pocket note book.
If you could be involved in a multi casualty incident, consider using the Cruciform® Emergency Documentation System.
In the UK, a number of Hospital Trusts and Ambulance Services now use the CWC Services' log books for their on call and emergency response.
Together with the Firstaidform© (designed for first aid staff and first responders), CWC Services' log books are designed as a coherent group of products for dealing with incidents, injured persons and the administration of emergency incidents of any scale. CWC Service's log books are designed for incident teams as well as managers, planners, administrators and other executives.
- The EPLB© can be used for any large scale or Major Incident (MI).It can also be used by operational members of staff for routine recording of any incident related to their interaction with patients or bystanders which may lead to repercussions in the future.
- The EPLB© will be a record of one individual who might carry out an incident role over a short period of time or as a longer duration record.
- An organisation should ensure that each manager who may have to attend an incident has their own EPLB©. Each operational member of staff should also be provided with an EPLB© to enable an auditable record of their activities to be established
- All EPLB© s, Emergency Log Books© (ELB©) and EIRB© s used during an incident would, together, form the organisational record of an incident or as a record of an individual’s duty over some days/weeks
- The entry number (sequentially from 1 – n) can be used to mark any other document which relates to that entry, emails, phone messages or other documents. This enables a subsequent analysis to be accurately carried out.
- If one book used for a role or incident is used up, the sequel book should start with the n+1 entry number and the number of the sequel incident book identified on the last page of the first incident book to ensure an audit trail can be established.
- All entries should be initialed to ensure an accurate and complete record. The role holder or incident manager must initial each entry to signify that it accurately reflects the information received and action taken. If a senior officer/manager should inspect any EPLB© he/she should make an entry in the book and leave a signature and initial on the appropriate page.
- The EPLB© will form part of the organisation’s record of a role holders/incident manager’s information received and action taken. It should be securely held for a minimum of 7 years after the end of the incident with all other EPLB© s, EIRB© s, Emergency Log Books© (ELB©) and other records. The unique number of the books will enable any specific EPLB©, EIRB© and/or ELB© to be retrieved from storage for information about an individual’s, role holder’s, incident manager’s or organisational actions during the period in question.
Best practice in record keeping is the 'gold standard' towards which all Loggists should aim. Judges expect that Loggists will comply with this standard as do enquiry Chairs and Coroners.
A comprehensive record must be kept of all events, information received, decisions, reasoning behind those decisions and action taken. Each responsible manager should also keep his/her own records, either personally, or assisted by a Loggist.
It is important that a nominated information manager be made responsible for overseeing the keeping and storage of the records and files created during the response and also for ensuring the retention of those records that existed before the emergency incident occurred and immediately afterwards.
This also applies to Emergency Incident Record Books© (EIRB)©) used by on-call managers to record issues, information received and action taken in an incident or Emergency Pocket Log Books© (EPLB©).
Your entries must be C I A – Clear Intelligible Accurate.
Correction fluid must not be used in any circumstances