Near Miss Reporting in Industry – What Everyone Needs to Know

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Near Miss Reporting in Industry Course

This online training course discusses the importance of near miss reporting to risk prevention in industrial work sites. It is an awareness level course which informs trainees of the vital role they play in making near miss reporting as an effective risk prevention tool.

Near miss reporting helps organisations monitor the effectiveness of existing risk assessments. Near miss incidents can indicate previously unidentified hazards and also show faults in existing risk controls.

Near misses are also vital information that will help to prevent future accidents and incidents. Understanding what they are and how to report them is essential.

Near Miss Reporting Related Courses

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

Why This Course on Near Miss Reporting In Industry is Vital

Near miss reporting forms an essential part of any health and safety management plan. Employees must be aware of what constitutes a near miss and how to report it. Otherwise, information vital to protecting your organisation and staff will be lost, as well as key data on the current performance of your health and safety management system.

Reporting near misses allows organisations to assess risk controls and prevent future accidents. Near miss incidents, specifically dangerous occurrences, should be reported to enforcing bodies under RIDDOR – the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013. Employers can be subject to fines or penalties if dangerous incidents go unreported.

Objectives of this Course

This online training course aims to enable participants to participate in near miss reporting and strengthen risk prevention in the workplace.

Course Content

Near Miss Reporting in Industry

This course covers the following sections:

  • What’s a Near Miss?
  • Why Report a Near Miss?
  • What’s Your Role?

Who this Near Miss Reporting in Industry Course is for

This online course is intended for employees at any level working in the industrial sector.

Learning Outcomes of Near Miss Reporting in Industry

Participants will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of near miss reporting
  • Identify different kinds of near misses
  • Make a near miss report
  • Explain near miss reporting procedures
  • Explain the role of workers in effective near miss reporting

Why Choose Human Focus Course for Near Miss Incident Reporting?

Choosing Human Focus for this health and safety at work e-learning course offers the following benefits:

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

Course Format

Format: 100% online

Course Duration: 22+ minutes in length


The end assessment is an online test which will review some of the key concepts covered in the course. Users need to attain at least an 80% on the end of course assessment to earn the certification. They are given multiple attempts to pass the test.


A RoSPA assured certificate will be issued to trainees upon completion of training course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What should be included in a near miss report?

A near miss report should contain the date, time, location, and nature of the incident. Work activity prior to the incident and full details of the incident should also be provided. The form of a near miss report can vary depending on the organisation.

Why should near misses be reported?

Near misses provide the opportunity to prevent future injury and accidents. Proper reporting of near misses can improve existing risk controls and work processes.

What are some examples of near misses in industry?

Common near misses can include sparking equipment that does not produce a fire, slips and trips that do not cause injury, workers that do not wear proper PPE due to lack of information, or equipment malfunctions that do not result in accidents.

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