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Skills for safety

How do we effectively upskill engineers to maintain built environments in a safe and sustainable way?

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Bar chart showing increaseOccupational accident data indicates the safety gap between developing economies and the developed world is increasing.

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Engineering as a profession needs to increase and become more diverse to meet the demands of huge investment in critical infrastructure and adoption of new technologies.

Question markHow do we effectively upskill engineers in the developing world and beyond to maintain built environments in a safe and sustainable way?


Evidence and insight

By using the best evidence and insight, we can identify where engineering skills are needed most, and direct funding to support effective and long-lasting interventions.

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Our skills for safety challenge area has identified the ways in which Lloyd’s Register Foundation can make a difference in this area:

  1. Building the global evidence base, where engineering capacity and capability to address safety challenges is most lacking and which interventions are most effective - particularly through the new Engineering Capability Index in collaboration with The Royal Academy of Engineering
  2. Supporting new disruptive approaches to engineering education that inspire and engage participation of disadvantaged and under-represented communities where funding from others is limited
  3. Building public awareness and understanding of the importance of engineering education


Skills for safety

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We focus on areas where we can harness our unique strengths and assets to enhance skills for safety.

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