Navigating industrial safety in the smart era

To bridge gaps in safety-related knowledge and tackle new industrial safety challenges, UNIDO, jointly with its partners from the Global Manufacturing and Industrialization Summit (GMIS), the Lloyd’s Register Foundation (LRF) and University of Cambridge, continue their efforts in promoting safe adoption of 4IR technologies that could be harnessed to achieve global industrialization, safety and prosperity for all.

As part of expert discussions on “Navigating industrial safety in the smart era: intelligent solutions for the digital age”, UNIDO, and its partners from the LRF and the IfM Engage,  University of Cambridge, reviewed industrial safety from a technology perspective, focusing on actions required to address new and deep-rooted industrial safety challenges. They also explored ways to accelerate the adoption of new technology-enabled solutions to address ongoing safety challenges, while ensuring that other cyber-security risks are not unlocked.

In particular, panelists highlighted the role of the Global Initiative for Industrial Safety (GIFIS) that brings together global industry and policymaking leaders, among which are International Labour Organisation (ILO), Rostechnadzor, BSI, National Safety Council, Cranfield University, Safeytech Accelerator Limited, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health, Clyde & Co Australia, AcuiZen Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd, Strata Manufacturing, SANAD, Etihad Rail, Axial Global Advisors, Kaspersky, Catalyst Connection to develop the first-of-its-kind Industrial Safety Manifesto, representing a multi-disciplinary consensus on pioneering a safer adoption of technology. 

The Manifesto will set out guiding principles for deployment of technology-enabled safety solutions globally that will be presented to a wider international audience during the future international edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit.

The respective partners had convened two international expert workshops, on 1 and 21 September 2022, with the aim of elaborating a draft Manifesto text, which will serve as the initial basis for future discussions.

For more information contact Farrukh Alimdjanov (f.alimdjanov [at] (F).Alimdjanov [at] and Stefan Kratzsch ( s.kratzsch [at] (S).Kratzsch [at]