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Observations We ask everyone to share good practice and close calls.

Why is it important to make observations?

Observations serve as a crucial tool for gathering and disseminating data about incidents or issues that have the potential to result in injuries, environmental mishaps, property damage, or health risks in a work setting. An observation could range from a near-miss incident involving a falling object to identifying slip hazards on a pathway or pointing out insufficient welfare amenities in an ongoing project.

By proactively documenting these observations, the project team can pinpoint the problems and subsequently update the workforce about actions taken to prevent similar incidents in the future.

In addition to identifying risks, observations can also spotlight positive practices within a project. These can emphasize the commendable work habits of team members, the proper following of procedures, adherence to health and safety guidelines, or any innovative practices observed in other projects.