If you need some tips on how to fill a logbook for industrial training, we can help you with that! In this article, you will learn everything you need to know about filling out the training log book. Check it out and find out how to fill a logbook for your industrial training.
What is a logbook?
Before we jump into the details of how to fill out log book, let’s take a moment to define what a logbook actually is.
A logbook is a booklet/notebook, where students who undergo industrial training jot down their daily experiences and keep their progress. The logbook usually contains information about the students, their educational institution, the place where they undergo their training and their daily activities.
The filled logbook is required to complete the industrial training. Most of the institutions provide precise guidelines on how to fill a logbook. However, some do not, which is why some of you might find this whole logbook thing very confusing.
We will tell you what your logbook should contain in details and show you an example of how to fill it.
How to fill out a logbook
A typical logbook contains different pages that require specific information. Let’s take a closer look at all of them.
The first page you encounter when you open your logbook is the one that contains basic information about you and your training. You will need to write down the following information:
The name of your educational institution;
Your course of study;
Your year of course;
The name of the company where you undergo your training;
The name of your coordinator/supervisor;
Your student registry number under your photo.
The next two pages concern the organisation where you undergo your training. One of them should contain the information on the name, location and size of the organisation. The other one should have a diagram/chart of the structure of the organisation.
Next, you will find the attendance registry. This page is not to be completed by you. It has to be filled by your coordinator/supervisor. At the end of each week, you need to go up to them and ask them to fill it. At the bottom of the page, the coordinator/supervisor should write an overall comment about your training when it is over and leave their signature and official stamp.
After that, there is the assessment sheet. It begins with the basic information about your training (your name, the period of your training, name of your department, and the company name). The rest of the page is filled with different criteria to evaluate your training. It is called Performance Rating and it is also filled by your coordinator/supervisor.
Now to the most important part:
The weekly progress chart. This will be contained in the rest of your logbook. In it, you should write about your activities and experiences at industrial training every day. Each week has two pages. One contains a table where you are supposed to write about your daily routine, and the other is completely blank. You can draw diagrams, pictures and write comments that, in your opinion, do not belong on the previous page.
To be fair, you do not need to be particularly precise about your daily goings-on. A simple recounting of the most important events should do. You can also do it at the end of the week, but it is best to write down the experiences while they are still fresh in your memory.
That is pretty much it for the logbook overview. As you can see, it is all fairly simple and straightforward.
Every institution/establishment has different log book requirements. We strongly recommend you to check with your supervisors whether our method of filling out the logbook will work or not. However, if you are 100% sure, go ahead and use the following example to fill your own logbook.
Log book sample
In order not to repeat ourselves, we decided to show you the photos of a filled logbook. Hopefully, this will help you understand better what to write and where.
On the photo above, you can see how you should fill your particulars page. A word of advice: avoid cursive. Especially if your handwriting is not very readable. Instead, stick to block letters. Do not forget to write your student number under your photo.
The organisation profile page is pretty self-explanatory, but you can take a look at how this particular person has filled it. We decided not to show the organisation structure chart as it would still be different for each company. You should ask your coordinator/supervisor to help you with it.
As you can see from this picture, the training is not yet over for this person, so they do not have the comment, signature or stamp of the supervisor yet. But you can check out how the attendance register looks.
Same goes for the evaluation page. Taking into account that you are not the one who is supposed to fill it, you should not worry too much about it.
Now, when it comes to daily/weekly logs, it is all very personal. Even though most industrial trainings are similar, each person might have different experiences while undergoing it. You can see what this person wrote in their log, but bear in mind that you will probably experience something different during your training.
Here you can also see the different uses of the pages for notes and diagrams. You can either draw something you find interesting or important, or write down anything you like (for example, instructions or comments).
There is no point in showing you every page, as they are just a repetition of the previous ones. By now, you should be able to figure out what to do.
And that is pretty much it for the industrial training logbook. There is nothing too complicated about it. Just go to your training and do not forget to record everything worth recording. Good luck on your training! We wish you success as you complete it.