Monday 24th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Time to focus on near misses

Jungheinrich has called on forklift truck users of all sizes to implement “near miss” reporting procedures to reduce accidents.

Jungheinrich HSE manager Peter Scott said: “Most large companies have near miss reporting procedures in place but a lot of smaller firms – companies that are perhaps operating fewer than five forklift trucks – often do not.

“A near miss should receive the same level of attention as an accident that results in a serious injury, however, in most instances, that is not the case.”

”If near misses are reported, frequent danger spots within the operation can be highlighted and steps taken to avoid a more serious incident,” said Scott.