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Whenever there’s an accident or ‘near miss’, valuable lessons can be learnt and steps taken to prevent a recurrence, thereby making the workplace safer. It is therefore important to encourage open and transparent reporting, particularly of ‘near misses’.
The aim of the University is to generate a ‘no blame’ culture so that people feel they can openly report on things that have ‘gone wrong’.
All accidents and near misses must be:
Accidents and near misses provide valuable information for the directors about health and safety issues in their schools/services.
Directors therefore need to be made aware of accidents/near misses that happen in their schools/services and ensure that appropriate remedial actions are taken.
A near miss is an unplanned event that could have resulted in personal injury or property damage, but fortunately did not.
Procedure for accidents and near misses
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