The path to incident prevention in the led outdoors

Last month, the UPLOADS team held an initial workshop with safety management experts from the led outdoors to design an ‘optimal process’ to guide the development, selection, and prioritisation of incident prevention strategies for the led outdoor sector. From this workshop, a draft process was developed, and we need your help to make sure that it reflects the opinions and requirements of led outdoor providers from across Australia.

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The UPLOADS team invites you to participate in a survey, which aims to ensure the opinions and needs of the wider Australian led outdoor sector are reflected in the incident prevention strategy development process that is being developed as part of the UPLOADS project.

Specifically, we want to know:

  • What the triggers should be to initiate the incident prevention strategy development process?
  • What resources exist in the system to support this process?
  • What barriers exist that impede the development of incident prevention strategies?
  • What do you or your organisation feel is needed to overcome these barriers?

Can you help?

Eligible participants must work within an LOA organisation, and managing incident data or developing incident prevention strategies should be part of your role. This survey should take no more than 45 minutes to complete and is entirely voluntary.

Your input will be an invaluable contribution to the project and the Australian led outdoor sector!


Happy to help.

Thank you for your interest in our research. If you have any questions regarding this project you can contact us either by email ( or by phone (07 5456 5904).

Any information provided in this survey is completely confidential; no identifying information will be published or publicised. For more details on the survey, please click Begin Survey button, or contact the research team. This study has been approved by the University of the Sunshine Coast Ethics Committee (approval number A/17/988) and is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Project Grant (LP110100037).

After completing my PhD in sport psychology and concussion risk, it was clear that the wonderful world of research had captured my attention. In my role at the Centre for human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems I am part of a brilliant team of researchers, working on world class research in the fields of sport and outdoor recreation, transport and infrastructure, organisational health and safety, urban planning and design, and defence security and resilience. My personal research interests are in the dynamic topic of injury management in grassroots sport. Although my PhD only skimmed the surface of this complicated issue, I look forward to a long career not only improving sport-related injury risk but also finding new ways to motivate kids to keep participating in sport and outdoor activity.

Posted in Invitations to participate in research, UPLOADS
2 comments on “The path to incident prevention in the led outdoors
  1. Paul Schramm says:

    I was wondering how we might have the UPLOADS project extended to include New Zealand Operators.
    Is that possible?

    We love the data you put out as it is very actionable in relation to helping us identify and mitigate risk.
    We’d love to be able to contribute.
    Kind regards,

    Paul Schramm
    Gold Coast New Zealand… it’s different!
    Gold Coast NZ Tours Ltd
    t/a Wild West Adventures
    8 Whall Street, Greymouth

    “West of the Southern Alps”
    ph: ++64 3 768 6649 | e:

  2. All the same this is a very interesting post, I would like to know more about this?

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