Report Incidents & Near-Misses

Although this is not part of the Journey-Related Practices from the IOGP Land Transportation Safety Recommended Practice documented in their Report 365, this is recognised industry good practice.

The report provides Common KPIs for Motor Vehicle Crashes which includes:

  • Collision
  • Vehicle rollover
  • Personal injury or fatality

It notes that the following (amongst others) should not be reported as crashes:

  • Damage to or total loss of a vehicle solely due to environmental conditions or vandalism damage related to the theft of a vehicle.
  • An event where there has been no collision or any other damage than to the vehicle itself, this includes but not limited to: engine fire, losing a wheel and brake failure while maintaining control of the vehicle.

There may still be learning opportunities from these events which, in different circumstances, could have resulted in a ‘crash’.

An opportunity to prevent future incidents.

  • How do you recognise a ‘Near-Miss’?
  • What can be done to avoid the same (or similar) event from occurring?
  • Drivers and Passengers must be encouraged to report their concerns – it’s not about blame!

Drivers & Passengers:

  • Ensure that all reportable incidents & near-misses are appropriately recorded.

Supervisors, Managers, Leaders:

  • Verify that an appropriate incident management (reporting, investigation & resolution) system is in place for land transportation activities or as part of an existing incident management system.
  • Provide drivers and passengers with education on what constitutes an incident or near-miss and instruction on what to do (document) in case of an incident or near-miss.

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