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Defence and Security Sector

The risks facing organisations in the defence and security sector, and the task of keeping staff safe and healthy within given constraints, are becoming more and more challenging.

At HSL we have the widest skills base of any health and safety organisation in the UK, enabling us to assess and control risks in hazardous environments. Managing risks in security and defence often requires detailed knowledge in specific areas. Our expertise and world-class facilities help us find effective solutions for you, fast.

Why choose HSL?

  • Every year we investigate over 200 serious incidents for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), including in the defence and security sector. As a result, we have a unique understanding of why accidents happen, and how they can be prevented. You benefit from the hands-on experience of our multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Our staff are world-leaders in their fields, with particular expertise for example in CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) material, as well as in making sure that personal protective equipment (PPE) is fit-for-purpose in the environment and context it is used in.
  • At HSL we are able to measure air pollution, noise and other environmental factors, and help to reduce their impact on employees.
  • We are independent and have our own strategic research programme. By working with us you are able to tap into the latest thinking on the health and safety risks that impact on defence and security.  

How can we help?

Here are some examples of what we have delivered for government departments and businesses in the defence and security sector:

  • Providing impact testing of various materials and devices.
  • Carrying out forensic examinations for corrosion, fatigue and compression.
  • Controlling risks of explosions, including EMTAP-testing.
  • Providing advice on appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and testing its suitability in the environment it is used in.

To discuss how we can help you with any health or safety-related issue, contact our Security and Defence Sector Manager, Paul Baker: Telephone +44 (0) 1298 218799; Email


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To discuss your needs, please contact Paul Baker:

T: +44 (0)1298 218799