According to the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines a Near Miss is:
‘An event not causing harm, but has the potential to cause injury or ill health - (the term near miss will include dangerous occurrences)’
The IVR asks that members of the recovery industry submit any data/information they may hold regarding Near Misses either via this website www.theivrgroup.com or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. All data will be in strictest confidence and it is not necessary to provide personal information however dates, times and specifics of the incident are required. Information will be used to produce safety updates/bulletins and additional training needed, if appropriate.