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.

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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.

Buncefield oil depot incident December 2005

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.

Investigate

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

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

O Halo

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 are actively engaged with a wide group of stakeholders, from industry, academia and government, both within the UK and internationally. Discovering Safety seeks to understand health and safety challenges and apply a data-driven approach to find innovative solutions which make a positive impact on them. There are many ways to get involved with Discovering Safety and join our community.

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Discovering Safety is creating solutions for its partners, through pilots, feasibility studies and research. We welcome the opportunity to partner with a range of organisations. Get in touch to find out more about live pilots and partnership opportunities: discoveringsafety@hse.gov.uk

 

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Cultivating discussion and sharing ideas is central to achieving Discovering Safety’s mission. Join our community by registering for our members area where you can post thoughts or comments about our work and access the full publications in our report library.

 

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Partners

Heathrow

Heathrow

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.
TEJR Consulting

TEJR Consulting

TEJR Consulting provides technical and business consultancy to clients engaged in the design, construction and management of utility infrastructure and chemical and process industries.
SaftiBase

SafetiBase

SafetiBase is an award-winning system to improve the identification, management and communication of health and safety hazards for construction projects.

Blogs

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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.

News

construction

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 University
Construction

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.
Stanlow

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.

Events

Loss of containment

Loss of containment insights workshop

Manchester
industry 4.0_1

Free industry 4.0 workshop

Buxton
Offshore

Safety Leading Indicators: 2nd Industry Steering Committee Meeting

Manchester

Publications

Industry 4.0 implications for health and safety phase one outputs

Report

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

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

Report

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