The Zero Harm team is very grateful to have the development of a new geo-spatially driven National Incident Database project for the Ski Area Association of New Zealand (SAANZ) to bring some coding cheer to the software development team during the stresses of the Covid 19 crisis.

The new web application will replace the current and out-dated Mountain Safety Council software which has aided in collecting individual incident info from members of the public involved in an incident on SAANZ member ski areas across New Zealand for the last ten years.

The Zero Harm developed NID software will collate anonymous injury data to help individual ski area management teams across New Zealand introduce preemptive measures which will aid in reducing future injuries to skier visitors.

The project has the support of the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) as the API ready platform will supply data which has the potential to be correlated directly to provide cause to cost analysis to ensure funding resources for injury prevention in the New Zealand ski industry are better allocated.

The application also has the ability to be used for recording incidents in other adventure sports such as mountain bike parks, paragliding operations and other high injury related recreational activities for better injury preventative solution management.

A beta version of the application is due for release in late April 2020.

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