We have developed two incident reporting and learning systems to meet the needs of the diverse Australian outdoor education and recreation sector: UPLOADS Software tool and UPLOADS Lite.
UPLOADS Software Tool
The UPLOADS Software Tool allows organisations to:
- Systematically track their injury and near miss incident and participation data;
- Analyse their own incidents using a systems analysis framework;
- Generate automatic reports on the data they collect (Sample Incident statistics report); and
- Contribute deidentified data (i.e. names removed) to the industry database.
The software tool is installed on a computer within the organisation and the data is not directly accessible by the research team. Organisations are asked to contribute deidentified data (i.e. names removed) to the project on a three monthly basis. Organisations, participants and staff cannot be identified from the data sent to the research team for analysis.
UPLOADS Lite is designed for organisations who only want to contribute data to the national database. An online survey tool allows organisations to contribute completely anonymous incident reports and participation data. Organisations are also able to save the data they enter for their own records.