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Add a Near Miss Record to an Incident

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To create a near miss record within an incident.


When you create an incident in Procore, you can add one or more near miss records to capture important safety details. In the construction industry, properly documenting near misses helps to correct potential problems and can help to reduce injury accidents in the future. Examples of a Near Miss include tripping over extension cords, minor falls that do not result in injury and more. 

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions:
    • To add a record:
      • 'Standard' level permissions or higher on the project’s Incidents tool.
    • To add a contact in the 'Person Affected' field (see What is a 'contact' in Procore and which project tools support the concept? ):
      • 'Standard' level permissions or higher on the project's Incidents tool.
      • 'Read Only' or 'Standard' level permissions on the project's Directory tool with the 'Create Contacts' granular permission enabled on your permission template.
        • Users who have been granted the 'Create Contacts' granular permission can:
          • Add a new contact when the person does NOT already exist in the Company or Project Directory.
          • View existing contacts as a drop-down selection for all projects in the company's Procore account.
        • Users who have NOT been granted the 'Create Contacts' granular permission do NOT have sufficient permission to add contacts. However, they do have sufficient permission to view contacts added by others on the project and to select an existing contact when adding a record.
  • Additional Information:
    • Custom options can be created for certain fields in a record. See Add Custom Options for Incident Fields.
      Note: These field options for incidents are managed in the Company level Admin tool and can only be created by users with 'Admin' permissions on the Company Admin tool.



  1. Navigate to the project's Incidents tool.
  2. Click the Incidents tab.
  3. Click View next to the incident you want to add a near miss record to.
  4. Scroll to 'Incident Records'.
  5. Click Add Record and select Near Miss in the drop-down menu.
  6. Add the following information, as applicable, in the 'New Near Miss Record' side panel:
    • Company Affected. Select the company of the person that was involved from the near miss. See Add a Company to the Project Directory.
    • Person Affected. Enter the name of the person involved in the near miss. 
      • If the person's name exists in the Project Directory, a match will appear as you type. See Add a User Account to the Project Directory.
      • If the person's name does NOT exist in the Project Directory, type the person's name and click Add Person. In the window that appears, enter this information:
        • First Name. Enter the person's first name. 
        • Last Name. Enter the person's last name. This is a required field.
        • Employee ID. Enter the person's Employee ID if available.
        • Is Employee of [Company Name]. Mark this checkbox if the person is an employee of the company noted. 
        • Click Create
          This action creates a contact. To learn more, see What is a 'contact' in Procore and which project tools support the concept?
    • Work Activity. Select the activity the person was doing when the near miss occurred.
    • Equipment. Select the equipment involved in the near miss.
      Note: This list is pulled from the Project level equipment list. See Add Equipment.
    • Source of Harm. Select the source of harm that affected the person (e.g., Chemical, Explosion, Vehicle and so on).
    • Description. Enter any additional information relevant to the near miss record.
  7. Click Create.

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