Can you remain level headed in an emergency?

As part of a major incident all NHS funded organisations need appropriately trained and competent loggists. They support the management of a major incident. Loggists play an integral part in any incident management team.

Loggists are not minute takers. Their role is to only record actions as directed by the incident manager in what can often be a charged and rapidly changing situation.

The Essex CCG’s Emergency Planning team (who are PHE trained loggists) have offered to provide loggist training.

Sessions will take place on Wednesday 11 September and Monday 21 October for anyone interested. The training will:

  • summarise the legislation and guidance associated with civil protection
  • describe how this guidance applies to the CCG and the role of the loggist
  • discuss the types of ‘emergencies’ and potential threats they may encounter
  • describe the environment where a loggist may be used during an ‘emergency’
  • state the importance of the legal aspects and requirements in relation to logs, records and documentation
  • demonstrate the skills and methods of decision logging.

To sign up to a loggist training session, please see further details on the Events calendar.

When you become a loggist you will only be called upon if an incident occurs. You will also need to attend a half-day emergency exercise each year to maintain your skills. Being a loggist will not impact on your current role.

If you would like to become a loggist, please discuss with your line manager and express an interest to Jackie King.

For more information, please email Grainne Stephenson or call x5857.

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