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.
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.
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.
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).
The 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.