Near miss reporting is one of the tools we encourage our clients to use to be proactive in meeting the aim to reduce the number of undesirable events throughout their business. The goal is not to lay blame, but to actively encourage all personnel to think safe, be safe with zero accidents.
Proactive measures such as the use of near miss reports have increased on all sites resulting in a drop in undesirable events. A number of near miss reports have been issued to all sites in the form of a Benchmark Safety Flash so lessons can be learned and action taken to prevent the same condition becoming apparent elsewhere.
All the above can only be viewed as a positive as staff and personnel are becoming more aware of hazards and there potential effects. This does not mean that Benchmark Safety Group set targets for the quantity of near miss reports to be issued as this defeats the objective of the system, but we do want to continue increasing the numbers being submitted