A Near Miss is defined as an incident in which there was no injury or property damage but where
the potential for serious consequences existed. Or A near miss is an event that did not result in injury, illness, or damage – but could have potentially resulted in loss man, material or equipment etc.
A Dangerous Occurrence is one of a number of specific, reportable adverse events, which are
defined within the Twelfth Schedule of the General Application Regulations 2007. Dangerous
Occurrences are reportable to the Health & Safety Authority (HSA) using Form lR3 or via the HSA
online notification process. Any Dangerous Occurrences which are notifiable to the HSA will be
forwarded by the Health & Safety Co-ordinator.
These are incidents with a high potential to cause death or serious injury, but which happen
relatively infrequently. Dangerous occurrences usually include incidents involving:
- Lifting equipment
- Pressure systems
- Overhead electric lines
- Electrical incidents
- causing explosion or fire
- Explosions, biological agents
- Radiation generators and radiography
- Breathing apparatus
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- How to Pass NEBOSH IGC In First Attempt?
- Guidance On NEBOSH Command Words / Action Verbs
- Why We Manage Health and Safety?
- Barriers In Promoting Good Standards Of Health And Safety at Workplace.
- Purpose Of Three Main Sections Of An Organization’s Health And Safety Policy.
- Circumstances That May Require A Health And Safety Policy To Be Reviewed
- Setting Of Health and Safety Targets & Their Importance
- Reasons Why An Organization Should Review Its Health And Safety Performance
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