HSL provides an unrivalled range of specialist testing facilities
at our 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
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
Our specialist testing services include:
HSL can precisely measure equipment noise emissions in
indoor and outdoor environments.
Using dedicated fire testing rigs and the latest
HSL has been fire testing to ISO 2685 and AC20-135
standards for the last ten years.
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
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.
Explosion, Fire and Blast
Our dedicated testing rigs and areas allow for a wide range of
eplosion, fire and blast tests.
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.
Our purpose-built battery testing facility can help you to
manage the risks arising from battery manufacture,
storage, transportation and use.
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
Products can be tested to both British and European (EN)
standards. HSL can also conduct bespoke blast mitigation
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.
Assessment and Control
Our expert occupational hygienists provide thorough
onsite assessments, compliance audits and chemical risk
management. We also specialise in ventilation and
A wide range of analytical tests to evaluate workplace exposures
and achieve worker health protection.
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, please contact us.