COMPLETING THE FORM (RULES OF AFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION) What you saw (eg. “I saw smoke….”) What you heard (eg. “then I heard an alarm & some one screamed fire.”) What you did (eg. “I proceeded to evacuate my wing.”) When it happened (eg. “It was after accountability at approximatly 9pm.”)
INTERVIEW ALL PARTICIPANTS & FIND OUT….. Narrative: Who? What? Where? When? How? Time Date location *NOTE: facts NOT opinions
Why is a statement important? Line of communication between you & those that weren’t present (ears & eyes) a)CD b)Safety c)SPO d)H.R. It will help determine if a violation was committed An account from all parties involved It is an official document that can be subpoenaed if Police are involved.
Generate statements as soon as possible! Facts get sketchy over time. The sooner a statement is received, the sooner an investigation can ensue. Goods can be returned FFBs Justice can be served Assistance can be offered (counseling, TEAP, etc.)