Unfortunately, incidents and near misses do happen on site. Whilst near misses are less severe than accidents, they should not be ignored or treated lightly, as under different circumstances could cause harm.
A loose cable, a blocked door or corridor, an oil spill in the car park, faulty equipment can all cause serious injury if they’re not corrected at the time of being spotted.
By recording near misses, we’re also able to see patterns that provide an early warning that something needs attention.
To encourage better reporting and raise money for local charities, we’ve recently launched our Charity Near Miss Scheme.
For every near miss reported, we will donate £5 and after six months all the money raised (or £500 whichever is greater) will go to the chosen charity.
The first charity to benefit from our new scheme is the Alzheimer’s Society, chosen by Site Manager Danny Strange. The number of people with dementia is increasing dramatically, with numbers set to reach one million by 2025. The charity provides research into the underlying causes of dementia, to improve diagnosis and care for people affected, to identify methods of prevention, and ultimately, search for a cure.
“A huge thanks to all the amazing people at OAG who have, today, shown that, when we work together, we can achieve such amazing things. We are all united against dementia. Thank you for partnering with us and investing in our cause with a generous donation of £500. We will ensure that we make every penny count to drive our crucial work.”
Dennis Scott, Alzheimer’s Society.
As well as the money raised for charity, the near misses reported over the last six months have helped us take the required actions to prevent potential injury. Thanks to all our team for their continued vigilance.