Near-Miss reporting is an important mechanism that organisations should utilise to improve their safety performance. It is also a learning opportunity to close the gaps in the safety management system.
Within LTA’s reporting system, there are two classifications of Near-Misses, mainly the Near-Miss and Near-Miss (Category A)
1. Near-Miss Definition
- An event that could have resulted in loss through personal injury or damage to assets.
2. Near-Miss (Category ‘A’) Definition
- Near-Miss Category A, recognise serious situations which may result in severe injuries/fatality. An example of Category ‘A’ as below:
o Unsafe Practices (Example, Working at height next to an opening without a harness)
o Unsafe Conditions (Example, Unprotected opening not barricaded effectively)