Our work

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.

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.

Investigate

Leading indicators for health and safety performance assessment project

Imagine a world where incidents can be predicted and prevented.

Construction

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 anonymising and desensitising of data project

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

web scraping

Web scraping health and safety intelligence project

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

industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 implications for health and safety project

‘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 project

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 project

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