A near miss is an event not causing harm, but has the potential to cause injury or ill health (including a potential dangerous occurrence). A hazard is something with the potential to cause harm.

Near misses may seem trivial but they are a valuable source of information. Taking time to review the underlying causes is likely to reduce risk, improve health and safety and improve business practices.

£50 prize for the best safety suggestion submitted each quarter.

  • Date the near miss was observed.
  • Time the near miss was observed.
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  • At which site did you observe the near miss?
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