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Create More Robust Safety Committee Data Analysis GH2704/2732/2705/2609/2491

Currently, participants submit incident reports to the Safety Committee, which then compiles the data and looks for trends in the aggregate (it does a lot more than that as well, but this aspect of its work is onerous). If we connected incident reporting with routes/places and even illustrated on a map, committees could analyze trends and information much more rapidly and wouldn't have to wait for Safety Committee reports. Safety Committee efforts could then be more available for training and prevention work now that the data crunching burden has been reduced. Members and Leaders could then have information about incident "hot spots" available to them in deciding what level of risk they are comfortable with. Data could be filtered by activity, committee, location, type of incident, etc.

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Chris Williams shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
In Progress  ·  AdminJeff Bowman (IT Manager, The Mountaineers) responded  · 

COMPLETED: Participants may now fill an incident report like the primary leader. This can be done from a button on the activity detail page or at the end the feedback survey.

ON HOLD: The Safety Committee completed changes to the Incident Report Form that we are implementing, but wants to re-review it before going live. The current estimate for launch is late 2018.

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  • Mike Courts commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Below are some draft incident reporting classes/categories we have played around with in the Tacoma Branch Kayaking Club. I think the same thought process could be applied to other activities. From an incident reporting standpoint, I took this concept from my 30 years in Army Aviation. I believe establishing classes or categories of incidents would encourage incident reporting but also help the reading audience understand the severity of the event right off the bat.

    Kayak Safety Reporting Classes:

    Class A: Loss of Life

    Class B: Injury requiring external evacuation/medevac
    Incident or equipment damage requiring external evacuation

    Class C: Injury not requiring external evacuation but causing internal evacuation
    Incident or equipment damage that significantly impacts paddle

    Class D: Minor Injury not requiring evacuation
    Minor incident or equipment damage that does not impact paddle

    Class E: Unintended wet exit requiring self/assisted rescue in a non-training

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