Promoting Near-Miss Reporting

Posted in : HR Updates on 16 May 2011 Issues covered:

Stephen Thomas writes:

This article looks at those incidents that very nearly cause injury or damage and looks at how these “near misses” can help organisations to plan for the unexpected.

What is a “near miss”?

Near misses are incidents where an unplanned event occurs for which there is no resultant injury or damage, but the potential exists for harm to result if the event occurred under different circumstances.

Why are near misses important?

In risk management terms it is essential that near misses are reported and investigated and remedial actions taken in order to prevent the same incident becoming a full blown accident leading to damage to property or injury to persons.

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