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Using health and safety data to help prevent future incidents in the construction sector

03/06/2021

Safetytech Accelerator is delighted to announce a new collaboration in the construction sector with Discovering Safety, a programme funded by the Lloyd’s Register Foundation and delivered by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and their key partners.

The purpose of the collaboration is to draw on the expertise of both parties to explore the use of health & safety data to help prevent future incidents in the construction sector, thereby making the industry safer.

Discovering Safety aims to use data and analytical techniques to provide new insights and lead on innovative data-driven approaches to improving health and safety performance. One of the key aims of the programme is the use of innovative new approaches, working with collaborators, to address health and safety challenges.

Through its regulatory activities the HSE accumulates large volumes of industrial health and safety information from inspections, mandatory reporting, accident investigations and prosecutions. HSE records include information on industrial operating experience, how well risks are controlled across workplaces and the causes of serious accidents.

Similarly, individual organisations hold a wealth of additional valuable information pertaining to the management and control of their health and safety risks across their workplaces, along with learnings from accidents and near-miss incidents.

Safetytech Accelerator will be setting two global innovation challenges in this latest safety and risk collaboration. The individual challenges will look at using innovative technology to achieve real world outcomes when merging health and safety data with actual work situations.

Maurizio Pilu, Managing Director at Safetytech Accelerator commented, “We look forward to this new and extended collaboration with Discovery Safety towards a safer construction industry. We are particularly excited about solving high-impact challenges which will have wide impact on the sector.”

Learnings from the challenges will be reported on the Safetytech Accelerator website with support from Discovering Safety.

 

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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 organisations data to feed into a range of industry endorsed proof of concept applications. For more information or to get in touch visit discoveringsafety.com

About Safetytech Accelerator

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

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