Near Miss Reporting In Offices – What Everyone Needs To Know

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Near Miss Reporting In Offices Online Training

This online training course explains the essential role played by near miss reporting in workplace accident prevention. It is an awareness level course which provides employees with a vital awareness of what near miss reporting is and their role in it.

A near miss is an unplanned event that does not result in injury, illness or damage – but had the potential to do so. Because of a lack of consequence in these situations, near misses often go unreported. However, near misses are vital information that alert us to potential future accidents, which can result in more serious consequences.

Every workplace environment experiences near misses. Preventing injuries and accidents before they occur is much better than the alternative. As such, it is vital that employees are aware of what a near miss is, why to report it and how.

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 Reporting Online Training Course is Vital

Reporting and recording near misses is vital, because situations that cause injuries and accidents are rarely unprecedented. According to a recent study, most serious or catastrophic events were preceded by warnings or near miss incidents. The Health and Safety Executive estimates an average of 90 near misses for each single accident.

Reporting near misses is not a legal requirement. However, it is a good management practice to report them internally.  It helps in reducing accidents and improving workplace safety.

Objectives of this Online Course

This online training course aims to enable participants to participate in near miss reporting that strengthens risk prevention and safety outcomes in an office environment.

Course Content

Near Miss Reporting for Offices

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 Course is for

This online course is intended for employees working at any level in an office environment.

Learning Outcomes of Near Miss Reporting in Offices

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify different kinds of near misses
  • Explain the importance of near miss reporting
  • Make a near miss report

Why Choose Human Focus for Online Near Miss Reporting Course?

Human Focus online course is:

  • 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

  • 100% online course
  • 20+ minutes in length


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 issued by Human Focus to trainees upon completion of training course.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How should a near miss be reported?

Organisations need to develop a near miss system to efficiently track and monitor near-misses. If there is an effective system in place, potential hazards can be dealt with before they become dangerous.

When should a near miss be reported?

Every event that has not caused any harm yet but has the potential to cause injury if the same situation occurs should be reported.

What are the benefits of near miss reporting?

Accidents are relatively rare events and trends can be difficult to identify. There are usually many more near misses than accidents, so near miss reporting can present a clearer picture of the overall safety of a process, procedure, or working environment.

When an accident happens, it’s already too late to prevent it. Sometimes accidents occur due to a lack of knowledge transfer between employees. Near miss reporting ensures that documentation is available for all employees regardless of their tenure or newness.

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