Incidents in the Outdoors: Heat & Water Related Incidents

With summer upon us and the weather heating up across country, this months infographic is focused on heat and water related activities.

Using the UPLOADS National Incident Dataset, we have identified the most frequently identified contributory factors associated with incidents involving in heat and water related activities.

While many of the factors identified are quite obvious, our data shows that they are continuing to occur throughout the year. It is hoped that this infographic is helpful in reminding the LOA sector of the contributory factors associated with heat and water activities.

Click here to download the infographic!

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Merry Christmas!

Santa has come early this year and delivered the
2018/19 UPLOADS Annual Report.

Click here to download your copy!UPLOADS Annual REport Cover

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PrIMe Webinar Recording

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Weren’t able to attend the Preventing Incidents Method (PrIMe) webinar?  Don’t worry, we recorded it for you!

Click here to watch the recording and learn how to use PrIMe to translate your UPLOADS data into incident prevention strategies.

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Incidents in the Outdoors: Pre-existing Health Conditions

Of the more than 3000 incidents reported to the UPLOADS National Incident Dataset, 18.8% of incidents were associated with pre-existing health conditions.

This infographic shows the most frequently identified contributory factors, and relationships between factors associated with incidents involving a pre-exiting health condition.

As a sector we need to ask ourselves, what are the design, planning, and program delivery strategies we need to consider and communicate to make outdoor activities safer for those with pre-existing health conditions?  To develop strategies and interventions to reduce recurring incidents, use the Preventing Incidents Method (PrIMe).

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So, you have identified a safety issue in your UPLOADS Data… Now what?

UPLOADS PrIMe is your answer! 
PrIME MethodPrIMe is a quick and simple process that allows you to create your own safety interventions based on patterns or recurring issues you identify from the UPLOADS data.

Click here for more information and download the PrIMe Workbook that will guide you through the process.

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Connect data from existing software tools to your UPLOADS Account

kisspng-application-programming-interface-computer-icons-w-computer-programming-5ae077c830db78.0840286915246601682001The UPLOADS App now has an Application Programming Interface (API) that can be used to connect data from existing software applications (e.g. CareMonkey) with an UPLOADS Account.  We hope that this feature can help organisations with established incident management and learning systems contribute data to the UPLOADS Research Project

For example, you may have a booking system that records information about the programs run by your organisation, including the dates and location of the program, the activities conducted, and the number of people participating in the activities.  You can setup an API integration to draw information from the booking system to generate Participation Data in the UPLOADS App.

Setting up an integration with the UPLOADS API requires the expertise of an IT Professional.  If you would like to register an UPLOADS Account, please click here.

The UPLOADS Team would like to thank The Outdoor Education Group for sponsoring these enhancements and making the UPLOADS App even more user-friendly.

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LOA organisation size may influence incident types and severity.

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The latest infographic from the UPLOADS Team demonstrates that incidents reported to UPLOADS differ regarding activity type, incident type, and incident severity as a function of organisation size.

Click here to view the infographic and see how your organisation stacks up against the UPLOADS National Incident Dataset.

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