This presentation by Downer Infrastructure Near miss the lead indicator illustrates how the organisation has successful developed near miss reporting whereby the data helps them identify and incident before it becomes serious or fatal. The organisation knows what it can influence. Employees confidently know they can identify near-miss without fear of retribution and also assist in identifying solutions. Creating a culture of proactive reporting.

Lag Indicators

We are an industry with a historical focus on lag indicators:

  • LTIFR – Loss time injury frequency rate
  • MTIFR – Medical treatment injury frequency rate
  • TRIFR – Total recordable injury frequency rate

How we learn

We learn from failure

  • Usually from incidents:
  • Accident investigation
  • Root cause analysis
  • Lessons learned

However, we have the opportunity to learn before incidents happen.

Near miss

A near miss incident is where no personal injury was sustained and no property was damaged but where, given a slight shift in time or position, damage and/or injury easily could have occurred.