Benefits of Near Miss Reporting
What if there was a mechanism in place in the workplace to avert injuries and equipment damage before they happened? If your corporation created a close call (near miss) reporting culture, you would never have to worry about accidents whatsoever. Below are some of the benefits of near miss reporting.
1. Resolves hazards
Close call reporting allows companies to resolve accidents before a tragic incident occurs. In other words, it engages all employees in solving problems. This way, the company saves a lot of money and resources that would have been spend to cover equipment damage.
2. Enhances worker’s self-esteem
Another benefit of near miss reporting is the role it plays in safety ownership in the workplace, which goes a long way in improving worker’s self-esteem. Generally, employees feel safe and confident if the company has efficient system to avert tragic mishaps before they happen. Additionally, it fosters a positive attitude surrounding the safety of employees.
3. Employees safety
Implementing employee’s safety training is the only sure way to reduce accidents and injuries in the workplace. Having a system in place for employee’s safety can help them handle accidents with ease as they are familiar with the safety hazards in their field of work. On the other hand, employees can learn safety techniques in the event of an accident.
4. Prevents lawsuits
Employee injuries in the workplace often have negative effects and may affect business operations. This is because it can trigger unnecessary lawsuits from workers that may cost the company thousands of dollars. For this reason, near miss reporting is the only way to prevent this from happening. Companies are therefore recommended to have systems in place to safeguard employee’s safety in order to prevent lawsuits.
While there are no downsides of close call reporting, small companies may lack the resources to provide safety training to employees.