Lloyd’s Register FoundationDiscovering Safety Programme

Imagine a world where no one dies as a consequence of work, where industry doesn’t suffer catastrophic failure, where companies can say that no one was harmed in the making of their product and where accidents can be predicted and therefore prevented.


Our work


Predicting risk

In the predicting risk work  the feasibility of deploying off the shelf predictive analytic tools for use in health and safety contexts has been explored.

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Loss of containment insights

Across the process industries, both on and offshore, a key focus is upon maintaining primary containment. Primary containment refers to keeping flammable and toxic materials inside plant items such as vessels, tanks and pipework.


Leading indicators for health and safety performance assessment

The leading indicators of health and safety failures use case looked to support construction contractors in the collection and analysis of health and safety lead indicators intelligence as part of drives to promote more proactive health and safety practice on construction projects.


Construction risk library

Building on the  successful work in phase one from the construction risk knowledge management using BIM use case, where the industry need for an integrated safety and building management tool was evidenced, we have proposed to further develop a tool, in particular, to widen out its scope to inclu

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Automatic anonymising and desensitising of data 

The UK Government’s Health and Safety Executive, HSE, accumulates large volumes of information on health and safety industrial operating experience, how well risks are controlled across workplaces and the causes of serious a

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We're looking to  engage with a wide group of stakeholders, within the UK and internationally, to further understand the key health and safety challenges they face and where a data-driven approach could make a positive impact on these.


For further details on this project, to express an interest in contributing to the initial proof of concept work or for further details on the Discovering Safety Programme more generally, please contact the project team at discoveringsafety@hse.gov.uk

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Safetytech Accelerator

SafetyTech Accelerator

The Safetytech Accelerator is a non-profit established by Lloyd’s Register and the Lloyd’s Register Foundation. It is the first fully dedicated technology accelerator focused on safety and risk in industrial sectors.
Mind Foundry

Mind Foundry

Mind Foundry is an artificial intelligence company operating at the intersection of research, innovation, and usability to empower teams with AI that is built for humans.
Astra Zeneca


AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business who’s innovative medicines are used by millions of patients worldwide, we are focused on enhanced innovation and the delivery of life-changing medicines that contribute value to patients and society  


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Rise in industry use of AI technologies in workplaces and future challenges for health and safety: Part 3

In Part 2 of this article series I considered a number of challenges associated with the rise in use of industrial AI systems in workplaces, namely 1) the emergence of new health and safety risks stemming from the use of the technologies; 2) the challenges of judging whether any risks to health a
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Rise in industry use of AI technologies in workplaces and future challenges for health and safety: Part 2

In Part 1 of this article I considered potential knock on effects for health and safety in the event that industrial AI systems used in workplaces get it wrong and offered a perspective on key considerations in attempting to mitigate such risks.
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Rise in industry use of AI technologies in workplaces and future challenges for health and safety: Part 1

This is the first of the final 3 blogs discussing 'Rise in industry use of AI technologies in workplaces and future challenges for health and safety' in the series on Industry 4.0 and AI.


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Digging deep for data on safety

A new text search system has the potential to boost safety planning on construction sites. It has been developed by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in collaboration with the National Centre for Text Mining, University of Manchester (NaCTeM).

Safety leading indicators in construction paper is published

We are delighted to announce that our Safety leading indicators in construction: A systematic review paper written by our team at the

Digital tool unlocks new heights of safety performance for the construction sector

The Safetibase Risk Suggestion Tool is set to revolutionise the construction sector by enabling virtual collaboration and providing safety critical information at designer’s fingertips.


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Loss of containment insights workshop

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Free industry 4.0 workshop


Safety Leading Indicators: 2nd Industry Steering Committee Meeting



Industry 4.0 implications for health and safety phase one outputs


Industry 4.0 is the name given to a suite of technologies that is transforming how operational decisions are arrived at in industrial workplaces. The impact of Industry 4.0 technologies is so great that it has been associated with a 4th industrial revolution.

Web scraping health and safety intelligence phase one report


There are huge volumes of useful health and safety information openly available on the Internet.

Phase one outputs from development of capacities to extract health and safety insights from free-text sources


The text mining project being delivered as part of the LRF Discovering Safety Programme is looking to build upon existing state of the art text mining and natural language processing to develop a suite of text mining and natural language processing tools and techniques for specific use on unstruc