Close Call and Near Miss Apps

Ensure prompt, accurate, and compliant health and safety reports with Nutshell’s Close Call and Near Miss apps. They’re all ready-built, 100% customisable to your workflow and come free with a Nutshell subscription…

What is a Close Call/Near Miss App?

It goes without saying that safety is at the core of every project in construction, rail, and engineering, and this is legislated by regulatory bodies on any planned works. But the reality is that paper forms aren’t fit for purpose with safety-critical processes, as it takes too long to communicate and process this information to improve safety in the short term.

Close Call and Near Miss apps are designed to replace your paper- and spreadsheet-based  report templates with a standardised cloud solution that staff can have on their mobile phones and quickly access when out on site. Safety-critical information can be logged, exported and stored compliantly, and actioned in good time to prevent further risk.

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What’s the best Close Call or Near Miss reporting app for me?

Nutshell has a selection of ready-made safety reporting apps in our template library, and we’re building new versions with our customers all the time. Here are some of our most popular safety-critical reporting apps:

Close Call Report

Industry-standard close call reporting

Near Miss Report

Industry-standard near miss reporting

Accident Report

Industry-standard accident report app

Incident Reporting

Industry-standard site safety app

Covid 19 Site Observation

Industry-standard infection control app

Infection Control

Industry-standard infection control

Report hand-off and tracking

Make sure every report is processed and actioned on time

Pre-Populated Date/Time

Speed-up data entry with pre-selected date and time


Signature Capture

Confirm understanding of briefings with an e-signature

How do I choose a Close Call/Near Miss reporting app?

Close Calls and Near Misses are required by law, under Network Rail Standard 019 in the rail industry, and HSE in the construction industry. Will the immediate benefit of these reports is preventing short-term risks, this data can be massively helpful for improving the efficiency of future scheduled works, translating to profitability. 

With a Close Call App or Near Miss App, you can log near incidents proactively in a way that identifies risks in detail, which can then be mitigated to prevent an accident or incident. These reports are required by regulatory bodies in the physical industries, and so have been built to industry standard to ensure compliance.

Conversely, an Accident Report App and Incident Report App helps log safety-critical information reactively. It’s a legal requirement under RIDDOR for the Responsible Person to document these, and so these apps have been designed with HSE in mind with all the required fields and several options for exporting the data.

Savvy Nutshell customers have even combined their Close Call and Near Miss reports into a single app for one comprehensive mobile safety hub — we’re happy to help you do this if it works better for you!

Related apps

Customers who use Nutshell’s close call and near miss templates also find the following useful, especially as these apps can be easily linked together to create fully-automated workflows.

Weekly Timesheets

Industry-standard weekly timesheets

Daily Timesheets

Industry-standard daily timesheet

Clock-in/out Timesheets

Industry-standard clock-in/out timesheet

Vehicle Inspection

Industry-standard vehicle inspections

Non-Conformance Report

Industry-standard NCR app

Lift Plan

Industry-standard lift plan app

How it works

With Nutshell, taking your business digital couldn’t be easier…

1. Buy a subscription

Your Nutshell Customer Success manager will be your new best friend guiding you through the process

2. Choose your apps

We’ll customise your apps to fit your workflow, add your colours and logo… you tell us how they should work

3. Publish to your workforce

When your employees login to Nutshell, they’ll have instant access to your customised business apps

4. Kick back and relax

Think of all the fun ways you can spend the time and money you’ve saved not having to chase missing data

Why Nutshell?

The trouble with off-the-shelf close call and near miss software is that it rarely talks to the rest of your business software. You need to export and import data from one to another by hand, which is slow, expensive and leads to mistakes and data blind-spots… which defeats the object in going digital in the first place.

Imagine if your site safety software could alert your mobile briefing app when an obstructive risk is identified, all on its own. Well, with Nutshell it can.

Nutshell apps are 100% customisable to your business. Not just the superficial stuff – every part of your workflow, from data-capture and line-manager approval, to processing, reporting and integrating with your existing back-office systems.

Request a demo now to see for yourself how Nutshell can deliver fully-integrated and fully-automated software across every area of your business, without having to change the way you work.

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