Health & Safety

Near Miss Reporting Management

Near Miss Reporting Management

Be confident you’re taking proactive steps toward preventing future accidents.

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High unforeseen incidents

Poor safety inspection tools can lead to missed opportunities for detecting incidents, resulting in potentially hazardous conditions going unnoticed and uncorrected.

Reactive decision making

Team may be too busy dealing with the present situation to think about what can be done in the future to avoid a similar event.

Unreliable insights

Without near miss reporting and data analysis, it’s difficult for an organization to identify patterns that indicate long-term risks or systemic issues within their safety.

Safeguard your team against unpredictable events

Prevent and better manage incidence through tracking and reporting incidents. FAT FINGER allows you to customize existing workflows or create unique ones from scratch and easily export them across multiple sites. You can rest assured that each location will be up to speed with the newest standards in risk management.

Near miss reporting workflow

“Before FAT FINGER, it was difficult to track near misses and identify potential hazards because employees were reluctant to report them. With FAT FINGER, that all changed.”

Annabelle Johnson, HSE Manager

Stay ahead of potential issues through proactive monitoring

By proactively organizing and monitoring with the app, can decrease the risk of disruption or loss due to unforeseen events. With No-Code solutions, it’s never been easier for anyone from top executives to frontline workers turn challenges into profits. Keep your business stride – and make sure you’re a step ahead of everyone else!

Near miss reporting mobile interface

Capture near misses on the spot with real-time insights

FAT FINGER is here to revolutionize your business operations. Get rich insights in real-time and make the risky areas of your company risk-free. FAT FINGER will give you valuable visibility into where near misses are happening.

Near miss reporting dashboard

“We clearly see the value proposition such an application would bring to our business.”

Alvin Vink (Head of Health & Safety)

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Top 4 Reasons Near Misses are Not Reported

1. Complacency

After a time, workers become used to their environment and are willing to settle for a less-than-ideal situation because they believe it’s easier than fixing the issue. To improve the reporting of near misses, it is vital to move away from complacency with paper-based checklists and towards a digital solution. 

2.ComplicateD process

If the process for reporting a near miss is complex, workers will likely hesitate to take the time out of their day to do so. A paper-based near-miss reporting system is one example.

3. Don’t want work interruptions

When workers report a near miss, it means stopping work to fill out a report, which can take several hours using a paper-based checklist.

Technicians looking at paper-based checklist
4. Lack of feedback/recognitions

Lack of feedback is one reason why near misses are not getting reported. With a paper-based checklist, it is more challenging to provide feedback promptly. A lack of feedback can discourage people from reporting near misses

Top Near Miss Reporting Examples in the Industrial Sector

Wirings on the floor
1. Near miss due to equipment malfunctions.

A machine might start up unexpectedly, or a piece of equipment may become overloaded.

2. Near miss due to human error.

An employee might fail to follow proper safety procedures or be unaware of a potential hazard. Human error can sometimes lead to more severe accidents, such as fires or chemical spills.

3. Near miss due to poor communication.

Employee might not be adequately trained on how to use a piece of equipment or might not be unaware of a potential hazard.

4. Near miss due to Slip And trip

A worker might slip on a piece of oil or water on the floor or trip over something left lying on the ground.

5. Near miss due to fall.

These accidents can occur when employees fail to properly clean up spills, or when they walk on slippery surfaces.

Near miss from fall

How to Report Near Misses?

Near miss due to equipment malfunction

There are a few steps you can take to ensure that all near misses are appropriately documented.

1.Record the date, time, and location of the near miss.
2.Record the names of all employees involved in the near miss.
3.Describe the event in detail, including what happened, who was affected, and what could have gone wrong.
4.Take photographs or video footage of the near miss if possible.
5.Collect any evidence related to the near miss (e.g., safety reports, eyewitness statements, etc.).
6.Submit a report to your supervisor or safety committee as soon as possible.

It is important to remember that near misses should not be reported anonymously. All near misses should be documented appropriately and include the names of all employees involved.

We make near miss reporting easy so you can focus on what really matters.

Report Near Misses with FAT FINGER

Many employees fail to report near misses because they don’t want to get in trouble or think it’s not a big deal. As a result, near misses often go unnoticed until it’s too late.

So how can you encourage employees to report near misses? One way is to create a near-miss reporting system that is easy to use and accessible to all employees.   This is one of FAT FINGER‘s core benefits.

Near miss workflow
Two engineers discussing

With FAT FINGER, there’s no more need to fill out a near-miss forms back at the computer while on fieldwork since all forms are included in mobile-based software. Everyone can submit from the scene instantly, whether you’re inside the production room, near the oil rig construction, or just at the warehouse. 

Are you looking for a way to improve your near-miss reporting?

FAT FINGER is the perfect solution. Our near miss reporting system makes it easier and faster for employees to report accidents and identify hazards. This allows companies to track near misses more easily and improve safety in the workplace.

With FAT FINGER, you’ll have one source of information, a real-time dashboard, hassle-free reporting, and simplified compliance. Try FAT FINGER for free.


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