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Collaborating to increase assurance and compliance in construction


In November 2021 Safetytech Accelerator announced a collaboration with Discovering Safety to explore highly innovative technology-based solutions that can directly increase assurance and compliance in the construction industry.

We are now pleased to announce that AuditComply has been selected to join this collaboration, with their data-driven automation technology for assessing risk. Costain, a well-known UK engineering and construction company, will be facilitating this challenge with their vast experience in infrastructure projects.

This is part of a series of collaborations with Discovering Safety, a programme of work funded by Lloyd’s Register Foundation and delivered by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and their key partners. Safetytech Accelerator’s role in the collaboration was to run open innovation challenges and pilot innovative technology solutions to maximise the use of health and safety data and help prevent incidents in the construction sector.

In this sector, non-compliance of regulations, rules and best practices causes significant impact on safety and job performance. One specific use-case being informal practices – or shortcuts – that contravene known safety guidance. From post-incident reports we know these occur despite training, procedures and management practices designed to remove them.

Nadia Echchihab, Head of Innovation Programmes at Safetytech Accelerator, had this to say about the announcement: “It is exciting to see technologies such as AuditComply come to the fore in collaborations like these. This is a great opportunity for Safetytech Accelerator to bring together industry players with important problems to solve, with tech companies who have the solutions.” 

Kevin Donaghy, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer at AuditComply commented, “We’re delighted to be the chosen technology solution to address this challenge. Over the last six years, AuditComply has been proud to help several global teams better manage their Environmental, Health & Safety functions. We work hard to develop best-in-class solutions to ensure employees stay healthy and get home safe from each working day, and we think this collaboration will deliver tremendous value for everyone involved.” 

Watch this space as we publish outcomes of this collaboration in the coming months.


About Discovering Safety 

Discovering Safety aspires to be a leader in innovative, data driven health and safety with the aim of improving operational performance through the use of data and analytical techniques. To date it has developed and is delivering a programme of work with partners based on extracting insights from HSE and other organisation’s data to feed into a range of industry endorsed proof of concept applications. For more information or to get in touch visit 

About the Health and Safety Executive 

HSE, through its Science Division, is one of the world’s leading providers of health and safety solutions to industry, government and professional bodies. The main focus of our work is on understanding and reducing health and safety risks. We provide health and safety consultancy, research, specialist training and products to our customers worldwide. Our long history developing health and safety solutions means that we’re well placed to understand the changing industrial, regulatory and societal landscape, and to anticipate future issues. We employ over 360 scientific, medical and technical specialists, drawing on their wealth of knowledge and experience to deliver evidence-based solutions to our clients. Our work is supported by accredited management systems.

About AuditComply 

Northern Ireland based AuditComply is a leading Risk & Audit Management platform. Providing solutions, expertise and insights required to navigate complex regulations, avoid disruption & build a more risk intelligent enterprise.

AuditComply operates in highly regulated industries including Automotive, Food & Beverage, Oil & Gas, Finance and Manufacturing. Working with a range of fortune 100 companies across five continents.

About Costain 

Costain helps to improve people’s lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK’s energy, water, transportation, and defence markets. They help their clients improve business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising, and delivering increased efficiency. Clients are offered leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery.

About Safetytech Accelerator

Safetytech Accelerator is a non-profit established by Lloyd’s Register. It is the first fully dedicated technology accelerator focused on safety and risk in industrial sectors. Our mission is to make the world safer and more sustainable through wider adoption of safetytech.