How to Write an Incident Report, Simplified

The process of how to write an incident report starts with the foundation of facts. An incident report writer should never put in the synopsis of the incident report their own personal opinion, only the facts.

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Example of an opinion:

  • “The person was angry and rude.”

Example of facts:

  • “The person was talking at a loud volume, a louder volume than others around. While talking at a loud volume, the person was pacing back and forth using profanities.”

This lets the reader of the incident report report make their own conclusion on the situation without any accidental bias opinion from the writer of the incident report.


If the incident report writer can prove events in an incident report without personal opinions it will make the report a lot more reputable and concrete.


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