Australian National Incident Dataset (NID) Infographics

  • February 10, 2021 – Campcraft Activities
    Since September 14, 2018, 473 injury or illness incidents relating to Campcraft Activities have been reported.  Although, 89% of these incidents were minor in severity, 7% of the incidents were reported with a potential severity rating of serious, severe or critical.  In addition to an overview of a subset of data we typically provide in our Infographics, such as, the types of incidents and frequently reported contributory factors, this infographic presents a PreventiMap for Campcraft related incidents.  The PreventiMap shows a network of interventions that could be explored to prevent and management campcraft related incidents.
  • November, 2020 – Weather Related Incidents
    In this Infographic we show how the weather has been reported as a contributory factor in LOA incidents.  In over two years of data reported to the National Incident Dataset, 724 incidents identified weather as a contributory factor.  The Infographic reveals the activities frequently affected by weather, and describes how weather interacts with other factors to contribute to incident causation.
  • August, 2020 – Harness (Outdoors)
    This infographic shows the near miss and injury incidents associated with outdoor harness activities.
  • January, 2020 – Cycling (on-road / Off-road)
    This infographic presents the most frequently identified contributory factors and relationships associated with incidents involving cycling.  In line with our other analyses, cycling incidents are influenced by factors from multiple levels of the LOA system.
  • December, 2019 – Heat & Water Related Incidents
    With summer upon us and the weather heating up across country, this month’s infographic is focused on heat and water related activities.  While many of the factors identified are quite obvious, our data shows that they are continuing to occur throughout the year.
  • April, 2019 – Walking / Running Incidents
    After a review of the initial data, walking/running incidents were the most frequently reported incidents so we have focused primarily on those, and split by gender, incident type and the factors and relationships contributing to incidents.
  • August, 2019 – Organisation Size
    This infographic demonstrates that incidents reported to UPLOADS differ regarding activity type, incident type, and incident severity as a function of organisation size.
  • October, 2019 – Pre-existing Health Conditions
    This infographic shows the most frequently identified contributory factors, and relationships between factors associated with incidents involving a pre-exiting health condition.

UPLOADS Annual Reports


  • Goode, N., Salmon, P. M., Lenne, M., & Finch, C. (2018). Translating Systems Thinking Into Practice: A Guide to Developing Incident Reporting Systems. CRC Press.

Peer-reviewed journal publications: 


Peer-reviewed conference papers:

Peer-reviewed conference abstracts: 


Practitioner Articles:


Our PhD and Masters students have also undertaken a number of related projects:

Dr. Clare Dallat (Completed): A systems approach to risk assessment in the led outdoor activity context
Dr Tony Carden (Completed): Regulating safety in adventure activities
Dr Brian Thoroman (Completed): Near miss incidents as an indicator of safety system weaknesses during led outdoor activities

One comment on “Publications
  1. For information on how you can get involved, check out the UPLOADS project website ( where you can access lots more info and sign up to contribute your organisation’s incident data to the growing UPLOADS National Incident Database.

Comments are closed.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Follow us on Twitter