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Snapshot of first analysis of data from new UPLOADS App now available!

After an incredibly busy six months for the project team, and our new UPLOADS App users; we are very pleased to provide you with the first of what will be quarterly infographic reports, presenting a snapshot of the analysis of data from

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National Incident Dataset – March 2019

National Incident Database (NID) When Led Outdoor Activity Providers contribute incident and participation data to the NID, it forms a repository of information about incident rates and the network of contributory factors involved in incident causation. 56 providers from across

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UPLOADS App Improvement Bulletin

Several enhancements have been made to the “Custom Fields” function to help streamline data entry and data quality. Enhancements include a Custom Field to collect information about treatments administered to injured or ill persons (e.g. time/date, type, dosage, administered by,

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Do you already have an established incident reporting system, but still want to contribute to the UPLOADS Research Project?

How can we contribute? Many organisations that conduct Led Outdoor Activities (LOA) already have established incident reporting systems and do not want to use the UPLOADS App.  We would like to invite these organisations to contribute information that will allow

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Understanding injuries in the outdoors: Acknowledging the contribution of Mark Brackenreg

Mark Brackenreg has recently announced his retirement from school life at St Joseph’s College. While Mark isn’t retiring from his voluntary work, the UPLOADS Team would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge his contribution to our project and more

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Systems Thinking: Optimising Performance and Managing Risk

2019 Research Symposium Interested in learning about new Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) research findings and methods? Want to put HFE and systems thinking into practice in your organisation? Join the Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems at the

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Serious injuries from camp stoves on an LOA program

Incidents and injuries involving camp stoves continue to be frequently represented in the UPLOADS data. Earlier this week, two students suffered serious burn injuries requiring immediate evacuation during a school camp in Victoria. The UPLOADS team wishes a full recovery for the young people involved.  

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  • Education Outdoors Conference 2019 | Outdoors Victoria May 31, 2019 – June 1, 2019 Federation University (Camp St, Ballarat VIC, Australia) Link to event
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