Incident reporting represents the recording of drowning, rescues, first aid etc. Data relating to the incident should be entered as near as possible in timing to the occurrence of the incident. The following incidents need to be entered into the IRD:
Major First Aid (Spinal etc.)
Note that this is only SLSA’s minimum requirement for data entry and some states may have additional mandatory requirements — check with your state centre if you’re not sure. Data for other incident types is optional, but we strongly encourage the entry of all incidents, to give us the best possible dataset. Very minor incidents (minor first aid etc) are not required to be entered; however you can enter them if you choose. States and branches should also pay special attention to entering all incidents resulting from their local carnivals, as well as state and branch championships. The data entered is based upon the SLSA Incident report form (SLSA F161).
Upon accessing IRD a summary is displayed showing a statistical table of logged IRD reports for the Organisation.
Note: All data held within IRD has been collected over nearly 17 years and it is vital that the integrity of the data should be maintained. All data being entered or revised should be checked for accuracy before it is entered.