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Specialist Testing Services


HSL provides an unrivalled range of specialist testing facilities at ourHSL Fire Testing small.jpg purpose-built laboratory and 550 acre research site near Buxton, Derbyshire.

Besides our ability to fulfil your product or equipment testing requirements, we offer a compelling business case, because:

  • HSL is UK based, ensuring convenience and value for money
  • all of our research and testing facilities are available within a single location
  • we provide testing to British and International standards
  • we can also provide bespoke testing to your specifications
  • we have the year-round capacity to meet your testing schedules

 

You'll also benefit from our extensive experience and knowledge, much of it gained as a result of our investigative work and research on behalf of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

 

HSL's testing services can help you to detect and address workplace health and safety hazards; develop, improve and launch new products safely, or assess the potential impact of real-work incidents.


Our specialist testing services include:

Acoustic Measurement

HSL can precisely measure equipment noise emissions in
indoor and outdoor environments.

 

Fire Resistance Testing

Using dedicated fire testing rigs and the latest burners,
HSL has been fire testing to ISO 2685 and AC20-135
standards for the last ten years.


Impact Testing

Our impact testing and high strain rate testing facilities
include a dual-gauge gravity impact track, indoor and
outdoor drop test rigs, and high velocity projectile delivery
systems (gas guns).

Pressure System Failure Demonstration

HSL can demonstrate the effects of a failure on a
high pressure system to raise risk awareness in
industries using hydraulic systems.

 

Blast Exposure Testing

Our blast exposure test rig enables pressure testing of
passive fire protection (PFP) materials.

Slip Resistance Testing

Our Falls Prevention experts offer a variety of services
including the specification and testing of slip resistant
flooring and workplace footwear, as well as assesments
of pedestrian slips and stair falls.

 

Battery Safety Testing

Our purpose-built battery testing facility can help you to
manage the risks arising from battery manufacture,
storage, transportation and use.

Thermal Testing of PPE

Using our specialist thermal chamber we can investigate
and measure the safe use of various personal protective
equipment (PPE) and suit ensembles.

 

Explosive and Ballistic Testing

Products can be tested to both British and European (EN)
standards. HSL can also conduct bespoke blast mitigation
research.

RPE Face Fit Testing

No respiratory protective equipment (RPE) can provide
optimum performance if it leaks, yet this is often the
result of a mask's poor fit to the face of the wearer.
HSL can measure face fit using a range of recognised
techniques, helping you to choose the correct model
and size of RPE to protect your employees.

Exposure Assessment and Control

Our expert occupational hygienists provide thorough
onsite assessments, compliance audits and chemical risk
management. We also specialise in ventilation and
engineering controls.

 

Find out more about specialist testing from HSL

 

If you'd like to know more about our extensive testing facilities or would like to discuss your product or equipment testing requirements with us, please contact:

David Johnson on +44 (0)1298 218217 or email david.johnson@hsl.gsi.gov.uk

 

 

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