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.

Get involved

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  


Sandbox event panel discussion

The success of the Industrial Safetytech Regulatory Sandbox was celebrated with an event that shared the achievements of all involved

In January 2023, Discovering Safety won funding from the Regulator’s Pioneer Fund to carry out an eight month project that would bring organisations in the construction industry together with experts from HSE to explore new,
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Discovering Safety wins further funding following the success of the world’s first industrial safetytech regulatory sandbox

Over the past four years Discovering Safety has conducted scientific research in collaboration with the Health and Safety Executive.


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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.


Building the World’s First Industrial Safetytech Regulatory Sandbox Case Studies


Five technology companies, from an initial field of over 200 were chosen via the Sandbox selection criteria to participate in investigative studies exploring challenge areas identified in collaboration with companies from the UK construction sector.

Creating the first Industrial Safetytech Regulatory Sandbox for the UK construction sector


The Industrial Safetytech Regulatory Sandbox, funded by the Regulators’ Pioneer Fund, provided a successful framework for HSE to explore the potential for new technology to help improve health and safety performance and compliance.

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.