Sometimes we have to write a report about something we have seen or done. If there has been an accident at your workplace, you can write a report to your boss. Then he/she will know what happened, and why it happened. A report may be used to place responsibility for an accident, to change routines or to decide whether a person should get some compensation for an injury.

A report may look like this:



To: (name / job title)

From: (name / job title)


Subject: (Write what the report is about)

(Background. Why are you writing this report?)


Brief description of the incident: What happened? Who? When? Where? Facts, not opinion

(What do you think caused the accident? / What should have been done differently?)


Measures taken:


Conclusion / Next steps:


Signature: ________________________