2018 Charles (Reb) Gregg Award Winner

Clare_AwardClare Dallat, our incredible HDR student (who is in the final stages of thesis examination) and Executive Director of Research and Innovation, and Director of Risk Resolve at the Outdoor Education Group has been named the very deserving winner of the 2018 Charles (Reb) Gregg Wilderness Risk Management Award!

The award is presented annually at the Wilderness Risk Management Conference and recognises an individual who has made significant contributions in risk management to the outdoor education and adventure profession.

Clare is an educator, program administrator, and student of risk management. Originally from Ireland, she works primarily in Australia and has presented academic research all over the world. Among other projects, she is working to understand why incidents happen and develop evidenced-based staff training curriculum to reduce incidents.

Clare will be travelling to Portland, Oregon to accept her award on Wednesday 3 October.

Congratulations Clare!

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UPLOADS App Overview

 

For those considering registering to use the new UPLOADS App for incident reporting, take a look at our new video providing an overview of the App’s key features:

 

Use of the UPLOADS App is free until 2021, and by submitting your organisations data you have the opportunity to contribute to a cutting edge research project that has the potential to make outdoor activities safer for you, and the wider community.

The UPLOADS App will be available for use following our webinar launch at 2 pm (AEST) on 12 September (you can still register to attend the webinar launch here). To register your interest in using the UPLOADS App post launch, or if you have any questions, please contact the UPLOADS Team.

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Outdoors Queensland Symposium

Lauren and Kelly from the UPLOADS Team will be attending the Outdoors Queensland Symposium in Brisbane on 12th September, to provide an overview of the new UPLOADS App. We will show you how to save time on incident reporting, and more importantly, how you can help to make outdoor activities safer for you and the wider community!

The Symposium, hosted by QORF is being held over two days – in Brisbane on 12th September and Cairns on 14th September.  Details about the Symposium including dates, times, venues, a downloadable flyer, the program, and a registration link can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Sharing the Passion Practitioners Conference

Lauren from the UPLOADS Team will be attending the Sharing the Passion Practitioners Conference at Point Wolstoncroft on the 25th and 26th August, to provide an overview of the new UPLOADS App.

Lauren will show you how to save time on incident reporting, and more importantly, how you can help to make outdoor activities safer for you and the wider community!

The Conference, hosted by Outdoors NSW is being held over two days, with pre-conference workshops on 24th August.  Details about the Conference can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Benefits of using the new UPLOADS App

With the launch of the new UPLOADS app scheduled for 14 September at 2pm (you can register here to attend), we thought it would be timely to outline why this is such a powerful tool, and highlight some of the benefits of its use.

  • The UPLOADS app is the only online incident reporting tool that is underpinned by Systems Thinking, which recognises that safety is impacted by the decisions and actions of everyone in the system, not just frontline workers.
  • The UPLOADS app is cloud-based and can be accessed from any computer. Incident reports can be entered from any computer, tablet or smart phone, and this can be done offline!
  • The system can automatically generate reports on your incident data, saving you time.
  • The system gives you with the capability to benchmark your incident data against out led outdoor activity organisations.
  • You can access, explore and contribute to the de-identified data in the UPLOADS National Incident Dataset. By submitting your organistions data you also have the opportunity to contribute to a cutting edge research project.

Better yet, using the UPLOADS app is free for all led outdoor activity organisations until 2021!

To register to use the new UPLOADS app in advance of the launch, please send us an email. Alternatively, register for our launch webinar to find out more.

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New UPLOADS App Launch – 14th September!

We are very pleased to advise that we will be holding an official launch for the new UPLOADS App on the 14th of September from 2 pm (AEST) via webinar.

The launch will be hosted by Clare Dallat, Director – Risk Resolve at the Outdoor Education Group, and Mark Brackenreg, Acting Vice President of Outdoors New South Wales, alongside the University of the Sunshine Coast.

During the launch, we will provide an overview of the applications features, a demonstration on how to use it, and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

To register to join the webinar launch, please click here.

We hope that you will be able to join us!

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The UPLOADS App Launch

It is anticipated that the new UPLOADS App will be released on 1 August 2018.

To register your interest in participating in the research project and using the App, please contact the UPLOADS Team.

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