What Is Near Miss Reporting?
A near miss, also called a near hit, is an unintended incident that has the potential to cause injury, death, or other damage, but didn't. Near miss reporting is the accurate collection of these events in order to determine how and why they occurred so that appropriate measures can be taken to prevent similar – or even more serious – incidents from happening in the future.
Why Do Near Miss Reporting?
A near miss or hit is an indication that a correction is required in the workplace. Too often employers wait for an actual injury, damage to equipment, loss of productivity, or other serious impact to occur before taking steps fix workplace hazards. However, there are a lot of advantages to tracking near misses, including:
- Improves employee safety, moral and overall safety culture
- Engages employees and makes EHS everyone's responsibility
- Mitigates risks to company productivity and profits
- Chance to share lessons learned across locations
How VelocityEHS Can Help
The VelocityEHS Incident Management software encourages employees to engage in workplace safety and submit accurate near miss details. Our intuitive design and online and offline mobile capabilities helps employees to report near miss information as it happens, providing you with a more accurate picture of the risks present in the workplace so you can take steps to mitigate them, including assigning and tracking corrective actions.
Near miss reporting is part of our Incident Management Solution. To see the full set of features, click here.
|Single, easy-to-use cloud-based repository
|Record detailed incident information
|Attach photos, files, links, etc.
|Capture incidents online and offline
|Incident investigation, risk anaylsys, root cause analysis
|Assign and track corrective actions
|Poweful reporting and dashboards|