Reporting incidents/near misses is the key to preventing or reducing injuries in the work place. Accidents can happen in any workplace, at any time. Failure to properly investigate an accident and determine its root cause can be costly. A proper investigation helps to measure the effectiveness of your company’s health and safety program, reveal hazards that were not identified during workplace inspections, examine actual events, and reveal potential trends. Reporting incidents and or near misses may, reduce the number of accidents and injuries in the work place. Identify potential hazards in tools, equipment and work practices. Identify potential control measures, training needs. Overall it increase the safety awareness in the workplace.