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

We are working with the processing industry to help develop tools that will help us find the factors that lead to Loss of Containment (LoC) incidents.

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Leading indicators

We’re working with the University of Manchester and the construction industry to provide the evidence base for using ‘leading indicators’ in preventing harm at work.


Construction Risk Library project

Discovering Safety is working with the construction industry, academia and tech providers to develop a Construction Risk Library. This will be a bank of standardised data and processes that reduce or mitigate safety risks in construction.

O Halo

Automatic data anonymisation

We’ve been working with Ohalo, a leading company in the field of data governance, to provide an automatic tool for anonymising safety data.


Innovations – Predicting risk project

We’ve been working with partners in construction and artificial intelligence to look at whether using analytic tools could help us to predict risk.

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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  


BIM Saftibase

New live trial pioneers the use of sensors and safety zones with 3D modelling to improve health and safety in construction

For the past two years Discovering Safety has been working with the construction industry, academia and te
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New airport partnership on safety in design

We’re bringing two key Discovering Safety projects together to find better ways of eliminating safety hazards from construction sites, where 30 lives were lost in the UK between 2021 and 2022.* Working together with partners in some of the UK’s major airports, we have ambitions t


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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.


Digital Health and Safety Risk Library Use Case


This report presents the work undertaken during the Phase 2 – from June 2020 to June 2021 – of the BIM Risk Library Use Case of the Discovering Safety programme.

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.