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A helicopter shorthaul rescue. A prompt review may help prevent a similar in incident in the future.

Incident Review

Incident Review
Sometimes, even with good safety practices in place, things go wrong on outdoor activities. A prompt review can determine the cause or causes of the incident and help prevent similar incidents in the future. It may be appropriate to have your organization’s legal counsel initiate the review process. Our rapid response service can put a reviewer or review team in place promptly—often in under 24 hours within North America.

Sometimes, even with good safety practices in place, things go wrong on outdoor activities. A prompt review (investigation) can determine the cause or causes of the incident and help prevent similar incidents in the future. Prompt collective of facts and preservation of evidence are critical to understanding events, though effective reviews may also be conducted well after the fact. Our rapid response service can deploy a reviewer or review team promptly—generally in under 24 hours within North America.

caring for hiking accident victimIncident (or Accident) reviews are a well established tool within the outdoor education and outdoor recreation industries as well as the broader risk management field. OSI is your source for knowledgeable outdoor incident experts and accident reconstruction expertise. In the event of a serious incident it may be advisable for your organization's (or your insurer's) attorney to contract OSI regarding retaining our services. Please call 406-551-6489 or contact us.

Areas of Expertise

The following activities are areas in which OSI is prepared to conduct incident reviews:

  • backpacking, hiking, trekking
  • rock climbing, ice climbing, indoor climbing
  • mountaineering, high altitude mountaineering, glacier mountaineering
  • whitewater rafting, whitewater kayaking
  • stand up paddleboarding
  • sea kayaking, flatwater kayaking
  • whitewater canoeing, flatwater canoeing
  • backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding
  • avalanches, avalanche safety
  • wilderness travel, backcountry travel
  • camping, summer camps, scouting
  • wilderness first aid, search and rescue
  • mountain biking
  • conservation projects, service projects, trail building
  • international travel, adventure travel, study abroad

We are prepared to work with program or activity providers, insurers, law firms, and land management agencies (or other government entities) on incident review projects.

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