Raising Close Calls Improves Safety for Everyone

Raising Close Calls Improves Safety for Everyone

Raising close calls is an important practice for improving safety in the rail industry. A close call is an incident or near-miss that could have resulted in an accident or injury, but did not. By reporting close calls, employees can alert management to potential hazards and unsafe conditions, allowing them to take corrective action before a more serious incident occurs.

Why Raising Close Calls is Important?

Here are a few reasons why managers in the rail industry should encourage their employees to raise close calls:

Identify and Mitigate Potential Hazards

Close calls can help identify and mitigate potential hazards. By reporting close calls, employees can alert management to potential hazards that may have gone unnoticed. This allows management to take steps to eliminate or mitigate those hazards, reducing the risk of future accidents or injuries.

Improve Communication and Collaboration

Close calls can improve communication and collaboration. When employees report close calls, it allows management to understand better the challenges and issues that workers face on the job. This can improve communication and collaboration between management and employees, improving overall safety performance.

Create a Strong Safety Culture

Close calls can foster a culture of safety. When employees see that management values their input and is taking steps to address potential hazards, it can foster a safety culture within the organisation. This can lead to increased employee engagement and commitment to safety, as well as a reduction in accidents and injuries.

Raising Close Calls to Prevent Accidents

Close calls can help prevent costly accidents and injuries. Accidents and injuries can be costly for the organisation and the affected employee. Organisations can save time and money by addressing potential hazards and unsafe conditions before they result in an accident and improve their employees’ overall safety and well-being.


In conclusion, raising close calls is an important practice for improving safety for everyone. By encouraging employees to report close calls, HSQE managers can identify and mitigate potential hazards, improve communication and collaboration, foster a safety culture, and prevent costly accidents and injuries.


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RSS Infrastructure provides multi-disciplinary infrastructure services for the rail, civil and utilities sectors. With offices in Birmingham, Cwmbran, and Doncaster, RSSI works with several clients, including Network Rail, WMCA, Midland Metro Alliance, HS2 as well as Tier 1 & 2 contractors. Services offered include; Arboriculture, Construction & Civils, Magnetic Track Safety, Possession Management, Rail Operations, Safety-Critical Resource, Signalling, Track Warning Services, and Welding.

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