Participant Information

Workshop Details
Where: Melbourne CBD
When: Workshop 1 – 9:30am Wednesday 4th October 2017
           Workshop 2 – 9:30am Tuesday 21st November 2017

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Ethics approval number: A17988

Research Purpose
As part of the UPLOADS Project (, this project aims to design an optimal process for the standardised guidance on how to effectively develop, select, and prioritise incident prevention strategies will be designed for use in the led outdoor sector.
In a two-part series of theory-driven workshops, you will be invited to engage in a series of creative thinking exercises to design a structured process to guide safety professionals in the LOA sector in the development of incident prevention strategies. These exercises are chosen to drive creative discussion and expert insight (e.g., assumptions, leverage points, metaphors, scenario features) and are based on functions of design (e.g., analysis planning and processes, concept design, evaluation and design refinement, implementation, and verification). 
Your input and active involvement in these discussions and exercises will be greatly appreciated. While it is preferred that you attend both workshops, participation in the following study is voluntary and you may withdraw at any stage, without any explanation or consequence. 

Participant eligibility
To be eligible to participate in this research, you are required to work for an LOA provider, and hold a role related to the management of incident data or development of incident prevention strategies. Regulators who are involved in the standardisation and/regulation of safety practices in the led outdoors are also invited to participate. 

The model developed in this workshop will form the basis of an 'Optimal Process' for the development, selection, and prioritisation of incident prevention strategies in the led outdoor sector. The final process will be integrated with the UPLOADS incident reporting system (, including the development of appropriate training and guidance materials, and training workshops for organisations wishing to adopt the process.

If you have any questions about participating in this workshop, or about this research in general, please don't hesitate to contact us. Amanda Clacy (; (07) 5456 5904) or Paul Salmon (; (07) 5456 5893).

To find out more about this workshop and register your details to participate, please proceed to the next page. 

If you have any complaints about the way this research project is being conducted you can raise them with the Chief Investigator (Prof Paul Salmon) or, if you prefer an independent person, contact the Chairperson of the Human Research Ethics Committee at the University of the Sunshine Coast: (Maroochydore DC 4558; telephone (07) 5459 4574; email