Time to focus on near misses

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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.

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