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How to Make End-of-Shift Reports

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Over the years, documentation has become a very important part of people’s jobs. This includes blue and white collar workers. Usual reasons for this include prior litigation and tracking of worker productivity. This is also known as evidence-based practice. A common type of documentation you will find in your current or future job is the end-of-shift report. By knowing how to make an end-of-shift report, you will be ready when the time comes for you to write one.

Take notes during your shift. Write the names of everyone who worked the shift with you. Take notes regarding productivity and any important numbers pertaining to your job. You should also make note of any out-of-the-ordinary incidents that may have occurred.

Get an end-of-shift report form, if your company provides them. If your company does not provide forms, check with a supervisor to determine the company’s end-of-shift report format policy. Review your notes before completing your report. Create a time-line of shift events on a scrap sheet of paper to help organize your thoughts. Write your report with all pertinent and required information.

Ask a coworker to look over your report to make sure you did not leave out important information. Review your report for spelling and grammatical errors, as your report will be read by your supervisors or company managers. Submit your report on time to the correct person.

Warning

Never report false information on a company report, as this may result in disciplinary action against you.

About the Author

Brittany Prock has worked as a freelance writer since 2009. She specializes in writing about diets and travel, and has been published online. Prock holds a Bachelor of Science in human services and a Master of Arts in elementary education from the University of Phoenix.

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