SPF Near Miss Guidance
This guidance has been produced to advise and inform SPF Reps and members as to what constitutes a Near Miss and when they should be reported through SCOPE. It is intended that this document will be updated periodically to incorporate any developments in this field.
SPF advice and assistance regarding Health and Safety issues can be obtained via your local rep, the Contact Us facility on the SPF website or during office hours by calling 0300303 0027. In cas s of emergency which occur out with office hours oncall full-time officials can be contacted via your Service Overview.
A number of definitions as to what constitutes a Near Miss have been produced by different organisations which vary in detail. However for the sake of clarity the definition used by Police Scotland and the SPA should be used;
“An unplanned event or situation that could have resulted in injury, illness, damage or loss but did not do so due to chance, corrective action or timely intervention