Capturing road safety data from gig economy workers: Development and trial of the Gig economy Reporting of Incidents Tool (GRIT)

Thank you for your interest in participating in our research project. The project aims to develop and trial the Gig economy Reporting of Incidents Tool (GRIT): an incident reporting and learning tool specifically for on-demand workers.

The aim of the study

In this study, we plan to conduct 1.5-hour online user focus group sessions with on-demand workers to gather information on perceived barriers and facilitators to the uptake of GRIT, potential incident scenarios, when users would report incidents, and feedback on a contributory factor classification scheme.

Online User Focus Group Sessions

Our goal is to have online sessions with approximately 20 participants in each session. The workshops will be held via the zoom online meeting platform and will be audio-visually recorded. 

We will be holding the following sessions:

User Focus GroupDateTimeLocation
Brisbane16th November9:30 am to 11:00 am (local time)Online
Sydney16th November2:00 pm to 3:30 pm (local time)Online
Melbourne17th November10:00 am to 11:30 am (local time)Online

Participation and Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to participate in this study, you must reside in Australia, be proficient in spoken English, work, or have worked in the last 12 months, as a gig economy on-demand worker that provides on-demand services in Brisbane, Sydney, or Melbourne via the road network, and obtain your work from any, but at least one, on-demand digital platform. For example, on-demand participants may provide on-demand transport, deliver goods, or provide other similar gig economy type services (e.g., Amazon, Uber, Uber Eats, Menulog, Go People).

If you meet the criteria above, please take the time to download and read the research project information sheet (RPIS) provided for you via this link. The RPIS will describe the project and your involvement in more detail and includes information on the $30 gift card you will receive upon completing the study. Participants are only eligible to attend one user focus group relevant to the city in which they work.

Please use the following link to access the survey Consent & Demographics Survey Link. Once you have completed the survey, a researcher will contact you to provide further details.

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact Grant Butler (details below)

This study has been approved by the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Ethics Committee # A211648

Grant Butler

Research Assistant

Centre for Human Factors and Sociotechnical Systems

University of the Sunshine Coast

+61 (0)7 5456 5155