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

Buncefield oil depot incident December 2005

Loss of containment insights project

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.

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Leading indicators for health and safety performance assessment project

Imagine a world where incidents can be predicted and prevented.


Construction Risk Library project

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

O Halo

Automatic anonymising and desensitising of data project

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


Predicting risk project

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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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. 

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HS2 is Britain’s new high speed railway. It will be the backbone of our rail network carrying over 300,000 passengers a day, connecting 30 million people and eight of our largest cities.


Heathrow is Europe’s largest airport and one of the world’s top international aviation hubs. As the UK’s global gateway, Heathrow has welcomed more than 78 million passengers every year.
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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Severity Scanner - making learning from serious incidents easier

Learning from incidents and accidents is essential to preventing them from reoccurring. Often, the best lessons hide within SIFs (Serious Injuries or Fatalities) which have to be reported under the RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013) legislation.

Government fund backs project to support construction companies to share information about dangerous incidents to help prevent injuries

Health and Safety Executive have received funding from the Regulators’ Pioneer Fund that will help to continue to support construction companies in their data-sharing about dangerous incidents, benefitting the work in Discovering Safety.


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Data-driven insights webinar: Discover new data solutions from HSE that help you solve your health and safety challenges

Businesses are collecting and using more data than ever before, presenting a valuable opportunity to use this in an innovative way to improve health and safety performance as the world of work changes.


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