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

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Discovering Safety and Lloyd's Register Safety Accelerator Challenge

Automatic Anonymising and Desensitising Of Data 

web scraping

Web scraping health and safety intelligence

Of the vast amount of information on the Internet, most is plain text.

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Industry 4.0 implications for health and safety

‘Industry 4.0’, the name given to the emerging use of a suite of technologies across many industry sectors, is revolutionising industrial operations in workplaces.

Confined spaces

Confined spaces

Confined spaces continue to cause significant harm around the world and confined space deaths continue to occur in the UK.
Cement industry health and safety

International insights in the cement industry

This study aims to explore the possibility of sharing existing knowledge with regards to creating an industrial database for these prevalent hazards within the cement industry, which will incorporate the high risk activities

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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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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.



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.

Can occupational safety data prevent catastrophic failure?

Large scale process safety incidents are catastrophic and lead to significant loss of life and cost organisations billions, whilst they are infrequent the impact and damage can last decades.
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Join the Discovering Safety team and share experiences and explore how to use tools and techniques to access and improve your use of safety data.


Loss of containment

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.

Development of capacities to extract health and safety insights from free-text sources phase one outputs


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