Safety, Risk & Incidents Research
Research on safety, risk assessment and incident management.
A theory driven approach to injury surveillance and prevention
The aim of this project is to develop a novel injury and accident surveillance system, underpinned by the systems approach to accident causation and analysis, for the led outdoor activity industry in Australia. This involves translation of the latest thinking on accident causation in the led outdoor activity industry.
Understanding Accidents in the Great Outdoors
Led outdoor activities are an integral part of young Australians’ development, health and physical education. Despite their popularity, recent high-profile accidents, such as the drowning of a 12-year-old student during a college camp, pose a serious threat to the industry. Injury-causing accidents will continue to occur during led outdoor activities
Communicating Risk To Parents
Examines the importance of effectively communicating both the risks and benefits associated with outdoor education programs to parents, in order for them to provide informed consent for their child to participate