Why ‘near-miss’ accidents are not reported (but should be)

April 03, 2017 by Peter MacLeod
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Why ‘near-miss’ accidents are not reported (but should be)

A near-miss today could be a fatal accident tomorrow. When you don’t report a near-miss accident, even if it seems trivial, you have lost an opportunity to learn from the incident and make improvements for the future.

The pedestrian vehicle interface is one of the greatest hazards in the UK logistics sector. It is essential to understand when and how near-miss incidents occur to improve site safety.

There are many reasons why workers do not come forward to report a near-miss incident. Often workers are embarrassed they might have made a mistake or fear the consequences. Sometimes the occurrence feels so common place, potential accidents are regarded as part of everyday work. Another common reason why accidents are not reported is the lack of a simple report process.



ZoneSafe proximity warning systems offers a solution with ZoneSafe InSight. InSight uses identification technology, data logging and management information to track collision risks. This near-miss data can help improve site safety awareness for both workers and vehicle operators.

David Thomas, general manager for ZoneSafe, describes how useful this solution is: “ZoneSafe InSight helps managers understand near-miss incidents before they turn into accidents. InSight provides the who, when and where of a near-miss and sends it as a simple report to your inbox. Allowing managers to identify areas of risk and make informed improvements.”

To learn more about how ZoneSafe Proximity Warning Systems and InSight can help make your site safer, please click here or call 01202 868000.


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