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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Clare Dallat Final Thesis Presentation

Title: Beyond Likelihood and Consequence: Developing a Systems Approach to Risk Assessment in the Led Outdoor Activity Context


Inadequate risk assessment has often been highlighted as a contributing factor in the injuries and deaths of participants on led outdoor activity (LOA) programs in Australia, and internationally. The field of safety science considers that accidents in complex safety-critical domains (e.g. LOA’s, healthcare, aviation) are caused by a combination of decisions and actions of multiple actors situated across the system, not just by any actors working at the so-called sharp end of practice (e.g. instructor, pilot or nurse). Prior to this program of research, it was unclear as to whether this systems thinking perspective had been translated across to risk assessment practice. To address this gap, a literature review of current risk assessment methods was conducted, followed by a survey of current risk assessment practice, the subsequent development and application of a new systems thinking-based risk assessment method, and finally, testing of the method’s reliability and validity.  The studies found that current risk assessment methods and practice are not consistent with systems thinking, that existing risk assessment methods are limited in their ability to identify system wide risks, and that the new risk assessment method (the NETworked Hazard Analysis and Risk Management System; NET-HARMS) is capable of identifying systemic risks as well as emergent risks. Further, formal reliability and validity testing of NET-HARMS demonstrated that risk assessment may be enhanced by involving multiple analysts from across the work system in the process. These findings have important implications for risk assessment activities being conducted within complex safety-critical domains.

Bio: Clare Dallat (MSc. BA Hons)

Clare has been an outdoor educator for over twenty years and has spent the past sixteen working specifically in outdoor education risk management. She has worked in both field, administrative and executive roles with participants of all ages and backgrounds. Clare is driven by enabling young people to continue to experience the power of challenging and meaningful outdoor learning experiences in a sustainable way.

Link to Clare’s Research Items


Clare’s PowerPoint Presentation

DALLAT_Thesis Presentation 2018 PDF



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