PrIMe is here!

PrIME Method

What is PrIMe?

The UPLOADS Preventing Incidents Method (PrIMe) is a quick and simple 8 step process organisations can use to translate the data collected through the UPLOADS App into incident prevention strategies.

The process requires members from all levels of the organisation hierarchy to work together to identify incident prevention strategies and ‘Action Plans’ that will support the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the incident prevention strategies produced.

How is PrIMe different to other Incident Investigation Processes?

PrIMe uses a System’s Thinking approach to drive the strategy design process.  This involves the group agreeing on the issue that requires strategy development; and agreeing that the strategy development process will align with the following principles:

  • No blame. Strategies will not focus on individuals in the system or assign any blame or fault for the issue to specific individuals.
  • Systemic change. Strategies will focus on modifying the overall led outdoor activity system, rather than modifying parts in isolation.
  • A shared responsibility for safety. When developing strategies, the group will think about the led outdoor activity system and all actors/organisations who share the responsibility for safety, rather than individual components such as activity leaders, participants or equipment.

How can PrIMe help make led outdoor activities even safer for the wider community?

Organisations will be invited to share their Action Plans with the National Incident Dataset (NID) via the UPLOADS App.

When all organisations across Australia submit their de-identified Action Plans to the NID, the research team will be able to report the successful strategies that have been to prevent incidents.

We hope that by sharing this information, we will be able to make outdoor activities even safer for you, and the wider community!

Can my organisation use PrIMe?

At this stage, PrIMe is only available to Led Outdoor Activity Providers who have registered to use the UPLOADS App, as the process requires the use of data collected through the UPLOADS Incident Reporting System.  If you would like to register to use the UPLOADS App, click here.

If your organisation has registered to use the UPLOADS App, please register your interest in using PrIMe here.

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Upcoming Events
  • Pre-Symposium Workshop (Outdoors NSW) August 23, 2019 at 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Western Sydney University (Richmond New South Wales, Australia) A one-day workshop focused on learning practical tools for improving safety in your organisation. Including: Accident Analysis, Risk Assessment, and introducing UPLOADS PrIMe.
  • Outdoors NSW Symposium 2019 August 24, 2019 Western Sydney University, Hawkesbury Campus
  • Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) October 30, 2019 – November 1, 2019 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States Link to Event Information

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