Singapore Urges Near-Miss Reporting

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Apr 032015

Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority, MPA, is asking for near-misses to be reported under a confidential reporting scheme. A form is available from the MPSA’s website. As with similar schemes the MPS assures reporters that their identity will remain confidential and that information provided will not be used for prosecution or litigation.

Near-miss reports can enable safety problems to be identified before they cause an accident. It has been estimated that for each accident there are some 100 near-misses. Those near-misses can also be symptomatic of wider safety problems: Many accident reports include a range of safety concerns unconnected with the incident itself. Continue reading »

Chirp To Get The Safety Chop

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Dec 102010

Has Chirp had its chips?

Support for one of the best known confidential accident and close call reporting schemes, the Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme, CHIRP, is to be cut by the UK’s Department for Transport. The department will depend upon the private sector and leave the UK without such a scheme.

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