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"One of the best examples I saw involved a case in which a worker was about to move a vehicle and trailer. The keys were in the ignition, but before starting the vehicle, he decided to perform a walkaround and discovered a mechanic was working underneath the trailer. Together, they agreed to take the keys out of the ignition and established a tagging system to ensure nobody else would inadvertently move the equipment while it was being worked on."[1]

According to this article by Safety Management Group, just like near-miss reporting, a formal good catch program promotes reporting and learning while providing important metrics that can be tracked and trended over time. It turns an organisation's safety philosophy into a clear reality.

Do you use a 'good catch' reporting system in your health and social care setting? Has it made a difference to safety culture or behaviour? How easy was it to implement? Do you recognise and/or celebrate staff for reporting incidents? 

Or perhaps this is something you'd like to implement. What would you like to ask others who have tried it? 

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[1] SMB. Using good catches to increase worker ownership of safety. Accessed online 9/08/23. 

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