Near-Miss – Maximize Quantity or Quality???
I’ve been to facilities that emphasize near-miss reporting. A bottom line belief at many of these facilities is that the more near-misses they get reported, the better.
Often, this leads to reporting requirements. Everyone MUST report 10 near-misses per week (or some other near-miss quota). They may even reward (with cash) the reporting of near-misses.
What’s the result? Lots of near-misses. Many of them very low on the significance/potential consequence scale. And the corrective actions for these non-consequence near-misses are of little value.
That got me thinking … near-miss reporting is good but what you really want is for people to report near-misses that could lead to the next big accident. Thus, near-miss quality is important.
So where is you facility? Emphasizing numbers or quality?
Does anyone have ideas for getting better quality near-misses reported? Please let me know about them by leaving a comment here.
2 Replies to “Near-Miss – Maximize Quantity or Quality???”
Wondering the same thing Mark. I am attempting to emphasize quality over quantity in my training. Let me know if you came up with any solutions.
It’s been a decade since I wrote this and the answer is “YES” we have ideas.
Try reading these articles and then attend the Global TapRooT® Summit (https://www.taproot.com/summit/):
That should be a good start!