Our work

data

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

web scraping

Web scraping health and safety intelligence

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

industry 4.0

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

Suggest a 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 the following email address: discoveringsafety@hse.gov.uk 

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.

Phase one outputs from development of capacities to extract health and safety insights from free-text sources

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