The Preventing Incidents Method (PrIMe)
What is it?
The UPLOADS Preventing Incidents Method (PrIMe) is a quick and simple 8 step process organisations can use to develop incident prevention strategies in response to issues identified via the UPLOADS App.
PrIMe requires members from all levels of the organisation hierarchy to work together and 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 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 used 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 uses 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.