Incident Reporting: Speak Up!
The reporting of all incidents is a key part of measuring performance and improving safety in day to day operations. Many factors, ranging from personal perception to culture, have the ability to influence reporting onsite. This campaign aims to propose ways to increase incident reporting, with emphasis on learning vital lessons before disaster strikes.
Near misses, as well as safety observations, provide “lessons” prior to actual damage, injury or loss. This opportunity to maximize on the identification and correction of failures, beforehand, should be a top priority on local safety agendas. The campaign will focus on clearly differentiating between safety observations, near misses and accidents in order to mitigate confusion and boost the accuracy of reports and the quality of the vital lessons that are shared.
A combination of tips and tricks are hereby proposed, to help tackle some of the factors that may influence the incident reporting process. Examples of reporting methods will also be included, as potential options to maximize the convenience of the reporting process.