How to Write Incident Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content


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Which of the following is typically found in an incident report?

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1. Where would you include a discussion of the purpose within the actual incident report?

2. Which of the following is FALSE about incident reports?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet assessment tool is designed to help you quickly measure your knowledge of incident reports. You must know about the parts of an incident report and what information is contained in this type of report in order to correctly answer these quiz questions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will use this assessment to determine your ability to do the following:

  • Identify information found in an incident report
  • Note in what part of the report you would find a discussion of the purpose
  • Recognize true and false statements about incident reports
  • Select the part of an incident report that identifies witnesses and summarizes their testimonies
  • Choose the correct style of discussion that would be used based on a given scenario

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what information is contained on an incident report
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding specific parts of an incident report
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer true/false questions about incident reports

Additional Learning

More details about this topic can be found in the lesson titled How to Write Incident Reports: Purpose, Structure & Content. By using this lesson, you will learn:

  • How an incident report is defined
  • What an incident report can document
  • What the final section of an incident report is called