Near Miss Reporting - It Can Make a Difference

Near miss reporting has never been more important than at this present time. With the frontline being so stretched and ever increasing workloads being forced upon us, the near miss reporting procedure provides one of the few ways in which we you as an individual can make a difference and encourage changes for the better within our workplace.

It is clear that many officers are failing to report incidents according to the above. This may be because you are not aware of the procedures, do not know what constitutes a notifiable incident or feel the process is too long winded. The force have to take note of any reported incident and carry out appropriate investigations. This provides them with information that they must act upon, if they are presented with foreseeable risks.