Tip of the Month- 6. Health & Safety Rule

Report ALL accidents and near misses!

Research has shown that, on average, for every major injury at work there are up to 200 non-injury accidents (near misses). This pattern is sometimes portrayed as an iceberg with the injuries as the visible tip of the iceberg and the near misses hidden under the surface.  Each of these near misses is a potential learning opportunity that could help the company prevent more serious accidents. Staff  have a very important role in reporting both accidents and near misses and the company procedures and reporting forms can be found on the intranet or you can ask your senior.

Please remember that if you are ever involved in an accident or near miss you could prevent a more serious accident to a friend, colleague or anyone else by spending the few minutes it takes to report!

 

Near Misses