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Thomas Ashton Institute

Discovering Safety

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Every year, huge amounts of incident investigation findings and operational health and safety data are collected globally.

If meaningful insights could be generated from this data and applied in local contexts and situations, health and safety could be substantially improved, ultimately saving lives, particularly in poorer or developing nations.

The Lloyd's Register Foundation and the Health and Safety Executive, supported by the Thomas Ashton Institute are jointly developing the Discovering Safety programme. This ambitious and long-term programme of work will develop new techniques to aggregate and analyse health and safety data from different sources around the world.

It will:

  • seek to understand how to access and use the data available
  • apply expertise in data science, data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning to health and safety concepts, advancing areas such as text mining and language processing which will have important spin-off benefits.

The Discovering Safety programme seeks to make a real difference from these insights through education, practical improvement initiatives and commercial tools and services.