Evaluating Incident Prevention Methods in Led Outdoor Activities

You are invited to participate in our Research Project which aims to evaluate different methods for developing safety interventions in the Led Outdoor Activity Sector.

If you participate in the study, you will receive free training in state-of-the-art safety methods and a certificate acknowledging your contribution to safety research in the Led Outdoor Activity Sector.

Workshop dates:
April 28 to 30, 2021 – University of the Sunshine Coast’s Moreton Bay Campus, Queensland
May 12 to 14, 2021 – Burwood East, Victoria

To participate, you must be involved in safety management, program design, and/or the development of safety interventions within organisations that deliver Led Outdoor Activities.

To register, click here.

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Incidents in the Outdoors: Campcraft Activities

Since September 14, 2018, 473 injury or illness incidents relating to Campcraft Activities have been reported.  Although, 89% of these incidents were minor in severity, 7% of the incidents were reported with a potential severity rating of serious, severe or critical.  

In addition to an overview of a subset of data we typically provide in our Infographics, such as, the types of incidents and frequently reported contributory factors, this infographic presents a PreventiMap for Campcraft related incidents.  The PreventiMap shows a network of interventions that could be explored to prevent and management campcraft related incidents.

This infographic illustrates that:

  1. Safety is impacted by the decisions and actions of everyone in the system, not just those on the frontline.
  2. Near misses and adverse events are caused by multiple, interacting, contributing factors, not just a single bad decision or action.
  3. Effective countermeasures require systemic changes.

Click here to download the infographic.

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Incidents in the Outdoors: Weather Related Incidents

In this Infographic we show how the weather has been reported as a contributory factor in LOA incidents. 

In over two years of data reported to the National Incident Dataset, 724 incidents identified weather as a contributory factor. 

The Infographic reveals the activities frequently affected by weather, and describes how weather interacts with other factors to contribute to incident causation. 

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Incidents in the Outdoors: Harness (Outdoors)

In this infographic we show the near miss and injury incidents associated with outdoor harness activities. Despite the high level of perceived risk with harness activities, our current analysis demonstrates the relative safety of harness activities in Australia. 

In nearly 2 years of data, 162 injuries and 61 near miss incidents have been reported. Although the reported injury incidents were mostly minor, our analysis shows the near miss incidents have potential to be serious, severe, and even fatal. 

Here we demonstrate the relationships between contributory factors for near miss and injury incidents from across the led outdoor activity system.  

Click here to download the infographic.

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UPLOADS research project extension

Due to the devastating effects of COVID-19 within the Led Outdoor Activity Sector, the Australian Research Council and the UPLOADS Project Management Committee have decided to extended the UPLOADS research project.   

This means that UPLOADS users will have an additional 12 months free access (extended from June 30, 2020 to June 30, 2021) to the UPLOADS App Incident Reporting system.  The incident reporting system includes:

  • The UPLOADS App – The online application used to record incidents reports and participation data, and submit data to the National Incident Dataset.
  • The Preventing Incidents Method – A quick and simple to use tool for translating the data collected via the UPLOADS App into targeted incident prevention strategies. 

The research team will continue to support the industry by analysing the National Incident Dataset and providing infographics and annual reports. 

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Incidents in the Outdoors: Cycling

For this months infographic, we turn our attention to Cycling (on-road / off-road) incidents.

Using the UPLOADS National Incident Dataset, we have presented the most frequently identified contributory factors and relationships associated with incidents involving cycling.

In line with our other analyses, cycling incidents are influenced by factors from multiple levels of the LOA system.

Click here to download the infographic.

Cycling Infographic V3

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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!

Heat & Water

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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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