Publication date
September 2012

UNMAS requested the GICHD to establish an electronic database of accidents and incidents involving field employees at the workplace. GICHD has therefore designed the Reporting, Analysis, and Prevention of Incidents in Demining (RAPID) database.


  • captures key elements in a demining accident/incident, however, it does not request sensitive information such as names, organisation, or pictures of the personnel involved
  • records information on the demining tools and personal protective equipment used and the environmental conditions in which the accident/incidents occurred
  • collects information from all programmes and countries on a global level
  • enables the analysis of trends in demining accidents
  • features user-friendly electronic forms (approximately 50 multiple-choice questions) that are easy and quick to report
  • makes information on global accidents trends available on the website.

RAPID’s main purpose is to lead to work practice changes and the development of safer tools and protective equipment in order to prevent future accidents. In its comprehensive and institutionalized approach it is unique, and different from existing databases.

GICHD manages this database and requests cooperation from all programmes, and, where applicable, the demining organisations, to report their accidents/incidents information to the GICHD using the relevant excel file that can be found on

The excel file should then be sent to rapid(at)

If you have any questions or require more information on the project, please do not hesitate to contact us at rapid(at)  



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Record updated on : 17 December 2016
Record id : 11464

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