HSL has the broadest healthcare-related safety expertise in
Europe and we use this expertise to build bespoke solutions to
challenges; working with our customers to maximise the return on
their investment in improving safety and helping with the QIPP
Through a combination of research, consultancy and training, we
use our independance to help our customers make tangible
improvements in the safety of their workforce, patients and the
physical environment in which they interact.
Our clients include regulatory bodies, the Department of Health,
National Patient Safety Agency, National Innovation Centre,
Strategic Health Authorities and NHS Trusts.
On these pages you will find information on how we work and
some of our safety bundles but please get in touch if you
would like to discuss a particular issue.
Why choose HSL?
HSL has a deep understanding not only of the safety issues
facing modern healthcare organisations but also the barriers to
improvements. This understanding comes from both our previous work
and also our close links and joint clinical appointments with
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The improvements we make in our customer's business
operations are supported by our team of human factors experts,
the largest such group in the United Kingdom, ensuring that our
solutions to challenges also address the systemic and cultural
barriers to implementing change.
How can we help?
HSL works across healthcare helping to improve patient and
worker safety and increase organisational efficiency. We do
this by managing risks to the workforce and the physical
environment and by working to change organisational safety
At a strategic level, we can work with you to identify and
implement process improvements to ensure safer outcomes for workers
and patients and deliver releasable financial savings. This is
supported by our specific safety bundles which focus
* Improving the safety of the physical environment - advice
on the selection of appropriate flooring and footwear to reduce
falls, review and prioritisation of physical, chemical and
biolgical risks to patients and workers; Ergonomic consultancy on
* Infection control - Decontamination and
cleaning strategies, development and implementation of
competence frameworks to improve team performance;
* Engaging the workforce - Reducing the burden of poor
producitify through strategic wellbeing initiatives including
implementation of the Management Standards for Stress.
* Products - Including the Safety Climate Tool for
evidence-based measurement of safety culture.
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