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News Archive

Below are links to selected archived news stories. 

 If you would like further details about any of the articles please contact Simone Pitzal, Email:


Extension to Scope for UKAS Accreditation

From Dr to Dame for HSL's Ion

Safety Climate Tool Deliver Results in First Year

Local MP Visits HSL

HSL Helps Secure Successful Prosecution for Environment Agency


  • Get Pressure Systems Awareness Training
    We are repeating our popular one-day Pressure Systems Awareness course on Wednesday 18 November 2015 at the Health and Safety Laboratory in Buxton. Pressure systems are used in virtually every industry sector. Through a combination of case...
  • Green jobs: Understanding the risks
    HSL helps EU-OSHA understand the risks associated with green jobs HSL recently led a project to help EU-OSHA anticipate new or emerging occupational safety and health risks (OSH) in green jobs. A detailed foresight study was carried out looking...
  • Get a GRIP
    A unique rating scheme, called GRIP, is helping companies to determine the slip resistance of footwear. A new rating scheme measuring the slip resistance of footwear has been developed by the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL). Known...
  • Health and safety in a shrinking world (July 2014)
    The Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) ran a global health and safety challenge workshop that brought together human factors experts and health and safety directors from leading multinational companies, including L'Oreal, Diageo, Nestle, Danone...
  • New process industry qualifications - Consultation
    Together, NEBOSH and the Health and Safety Executive's Laboratory (HSL) have joined forces to develop two brand new specialist Occupational Safety and Health qualifications for the process industries. Working with the regulator brings NEBOSH...
  • HSL and ORR collaborate on risk management model
    The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) and Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) have agreed to collaborate on the development, promotion and wider use of the Risk Management Maturity Model (RM3). ORR developed RM3 as a tool for assessing and managing...
  • HSL Revolutionises PFP Testing with Unique Small-Scale Burner
      The Centre for Large-Scale Testing and Evaluation at the Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL) has a new addition to its already comprehensive suite of jet fire facilities: The Small-Scale Jet Fire Facility. This unique facility,designed...
  • HSL Scientists awarded Bedford Prize
    Our congratulations go to HSL's Kate Jones and John Cocker who, along with Mark Piney of Piney Consulting Ltd., were jointly awarded the British Occupational Hygiene Society's (BOHS) Bedford Prize at the 10th IOHA International Scientific...
  • HSL to Attend Construction Health Summit
    In support of the work of the Health in Construction Leadership Group, HSL will be attending the inaugural Construction Health Summit, to be held in London on 21 January 2016, which will bring together key players in the construction...
  • HSL to host 2016 Safety and Reliability Society Conference
    HSL is pleased to be hosting the annual conference of the Safety and Reliability Society on Thursday 6th October 2016 at our laboratory near Buxton, in Derbyshire's picturesque Peak District. This year's theme is: Don't Stop Thinking...

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