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  • Managing Near Miss Reporting for Effective Learning

About Near Miss Training

This pioneering new near miss reporting course will help your line managers develop the competency needed to deliver effective learning and safety improvements. Trainees learn how to work with front-line employees to capture reports, reveal how work is actually done and analyse the underlying contexts that cause human error, giving them the insight they need to deliver tangible impacts on safety and performance.

This comprehensive online ‘Near Miss Reporting for Effective Learning’ course guides users to establish successful near miss reporting systems that generate meaningful learning and safety improvements.

Trainees learn how to use near miss reporting (NMR) to analyse the contexts that cause human error and work with front-line staff to reveal how work is actually done within an organisation. This proactive approach gives you the insights you need to make meaningful improvements to work systems, enhancing safety and productivity.

Why Is Near Miss Training Important?

Effective near miss reporting helps leaders identify workplace hazards and proactively measure how risk controls are performing.

But unfortunately, NMR systems often fail to generate any significant learning or safety improvements because leaders fail to see the primary goal of NMR – to learn and improve.

Line managers can neglect reports, letting them become tick-box exercises that lead to negligible developments. Or front-line employees may only report on ‘forgivable’ incidents, often because they don’t understand what should be reported or fear repercussions.

This attitude lets the root causes of incidents go unaddressed, resulting in a lack of significant progress in safety performance.

Our comprehensive near miss training course shows you how to take a different approach and use near miss reporting as a powerful performance tool that can transform safety culture. You will learn how to extract meaningful lessons from near misses, promote positive learning behaviours and engage front-line workers to achieve lasting improvements in safety and business performance.

Are You Aware of Your Responsibilities?

Near miss reporting plays a pivotal role in accident prevention. As an employer, you have a significant role to play in fostering a proactive safety culture within your organisation.

To prevent accidents, employers must:

  • Establish clear and comprehensive policies and procedures for near miss reporting
  • Equip employees with the knowledge and skills to identify and report near misses
  • Encourage and empower employees to report any near miss incidents they witness or experience without fear of reprisal
  • Create an open and supportive atmosphere that prioritises safety above all else
  • Implement an efficient system that makes it easy for employees to submit near miss reports
  • Investigate near miss incidents
  • Introduce proactive measures to control potential hazards and improve workplace safety based on the insights gained from near miss reports

Why Choose Near Miss Training?

  • Study anytime & in bite-size sessions
  • More affordable than classroom training
  • Excellent trainee support
  • Learn practical strategies to prevent accidents
  • Minimise risks of accidents and injuries

What’s Included in the Near Miss Training Course?

  • Comprehensive yet easy-to-follow explanations
  • Certificate on completion
  • Simple login & user access
  • The latest industry best practice

Delivery Method

Online / E-learning

Course Duration

5 Hours and 40 Minutes

Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise the purpose of effective near miss reporting
  • Learn how to extract meaningful lessons from near misses
  • Understand how to work with front-line workers to reveal problems
  • Discover how to promote a culture of continuous improvement
  • Make meaningful progress in safety performance

Course Content

Module 1: Introduction to Near Miss Reporting

Explains what near misses are, the purpose of NMR and why it’s vital to improve workplace safety. Also outlines the common obstacles an effective reporting system must overcome.

Module 2: Psychological Safety and Near Miss Reporting

Outlines how to promote a culture of psychological safety within your organisation to overcome workers’ reluctance to report incidents. This approach ensures all near misses are reported to maximise opportunities for learning and improvement.

Module 3: Human Factors & Near Miss Reporting

Explores human factors, such as situational awareness, and their impact on workplace safety. Also covers the discipline of human and organizational performance (HOP) and how it can help guide safety improvements.

Module 4: Systems Thinking for More Effective Learning

Discusses the concept of systems thinking and how it can help you look beyond the immediate circumstances of a near miss to draw more meaningful lessons.

Module 5: Learning Through Near Miss Reporting

Shows how effective learning means changing. Also explains how to treat learning as an ongoing process to ensure improvements are meaningful and continuous.

Module 6: Techniques to Improve Learning

Provides practical techniques to improve learning from near miss reporting and strategies that promote psychological safety.


At the end of the online CPD certified ‘Near Miss Reporting for Effective Learning’ course, users must complete an end of course assessment before earning their certification.

The end of course test is:

  • 100% online
  • Multiple choice
  • A score of 80% is required to pass the test.


The downloadable printable certificate is certified by CPD and will be issued instantly on course completion.

The ‘Near Miss Reporting for Effective Learning’ training certificate includes the trainee’s name, company name, course name, date of completion, expiry date and the name of the approval body.

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