Page updated: 27 November 2020
If you're the Incident Controller, you're responsible for records. You must record all information about a SAR operation.
Start a single, operational log immediately. Your log can be written or voice recorded. Record everything associated with the incident in your log.
Your log must:
Turn voice-recorded logs into a text log as soon as you have time. Logs need to be in a text format so other people involved with the SAR operation can refer to the logs quickly, easily, and frequently.
Record all operational activity from Awareness to Conclusion. This means that you need to record information throughout the SAR operation.
You must keep records of all information relating to the SAROP including:
You need to record key features of the Incident Action Plan (on an NZSAR form) as soon as possible. When the plan is put into action, you must update information and record any changes to the objectives.