Lost and found is a general term implied to those places where lost items can be found or received. These items are usually lost at public places e.g. at museums, theaters, taxis. In specific buildings sometimes lost and found section is designed for the convenience of people.
Lost and found agencies contact the owners if proper identification is available.
How to deal with lost and found items:
- Attach a standard lost and found label the item
- A proper log book for lost and found items is managed and is kept under the office on duty or the log book should be placed in an area where it is easily accessible.
- Define the article name and short description on the label as well as in the log book
- For items that are disclosed publicly are listed in the presence of witnesses along with the name of the place where the item is found.
- List the day, date and time article was found
- The complete identity profile of the person who found the article should be mentioned
- Identify the person who found it
- Mention any item that is not claimed with the date and method of disposition
The log book will serve as an identification key for the lost items and are very helpful to find lost articles even when the assigned person for log book handling is absent. If your organization is preparing a lost and found log, then it is better to download it from website templates, as they are totally free and customized for a quick formatting and maintenance.
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Lost and Found Log Template
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