Near Miss Reporting in Industry – For Managers

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Near Miss Reporting for Industrial Managers

This online training course discusses the importance of near miss reporting to the prevention of accidents and health risks in the industrial environment. It focuses on what safety representatives, team leaders, or managers can do to boost its effectiveness.

Near miss reporting is part of a proactive approach to dealing with accidents before they happen. When done properly, near miss reports can lead to stronger risk assessments, safer workplaces, and fewer injuries and accidents. This course discusses how managers should handle reports and communication with colleagues to make near miss reporting as effective as possible.

Human Focus Near Miss Reporting Online Courses

Human Focus offers the following health and safety courses under the near miss reporting toolkit:

Why This Near Miss Online Training Course is Vital

The risk of injury and even fatality is much higher in the industrial, manufacturing, and construction sectors. The manufacturing industry alone accounts for more than 3,000 major injuries each year.

Near miss reports help organisations make better risk management decisions. Improving near miss reporting procedure can improve risk management and ultimately prevent more accidents from occurring.

Objectives of Near Miss Training for Industrial Managers

This online training course aims to enable participants to examine and improve the process of near miss reporting in an industrial environment. In particular, the course emphasizes the role of safety representatives or team managers in improving the process of near miss reporting.

Course Content of This Near Miss Training For Industrial Managers

This online course covers the following sections:

  • Role of Near Miss Reporting
  • Breaking the Blame Cycle
  • Making NMR Effective

Who this Near Miss Reporting in Industry – For Managers Course is for

This online course on near miss reporting is designed especially for industrial managers.

Why Choose Human Focus for Online Training on Near Miss Reporting?

This near miss reporting e-learning course comes with the following benefits:

  • RoSPA approved
  • No extra costs
  • Easy-to-use learning management system (LMS)
  • Easy to log & track training record
  • Informative yet concise
  • Self-paced

Course Format

  • 100% online course
  • 20+ minutes in length

Knowledge Test

Users need to attain at least an 80% on the end of course assessment to earn the certificate. They are two attempts to pass the test.


A RoSPA approved certificate will be issued upon completion of the course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you encourage employees to report workplace hazards and risks?

To encourage employees to report workplace hazards and risks, employers need to develop an easy way for them to communicate their observations. It may involve providing regular and plentiful opportunities for employees to provide near miss information. For example, employees could be encouraged to share this information during team meetings or informal inspections.

Managers need to remind workers regularly that hazard reporting is incredibly valuable to the process of minimising accidents at work.

Managers should work to provide the best training, instruction, and supervision to their employees to facilitate this process. Although everyone makes mistakes sometimes, the process of handling and reporting these mistakes can help prevent future problems.

Can you discipline an employee for not reporting an injury?

Businesses are responsible for maintaining a secure working environment for all employees. To fulfil this responsibility, employers establish safety policies for employees to follow.

All employees are expected to be accountable for following these safety policies. Possible disciplinary action can provide incentive for employees to strictly follow a safety policy in the workplace.

How do you increase near miss reporting?

One way to increase near miss reporting is to ensure that all employees are trained on and involved in the process. For example, one possible obstacle to effective near miss reporting may simply be a lack of knowing how to do it, or not knowing what process to follow. Well-trained employees will understand exactly what procedure to follow in the event of a near miss.

Another way to increase near miss reporting is by providing incentive programmes that encourage near misses reporting. Incentive programmes focus on rewarding workers for effective reporting. Simple incentives such as paid lunch, getting to leave early, or even parking privileges can motivate employees.

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