The unanticipated failure of a system or component can
result in worker injury, loss of productivity and,
in safety critical cases, operational shutdown whilst the incident
is investigated and resolved.
Since its inception the Health and Safety Laboratory has
conducted thousands of investigations into incidents related to
engineering failure on behalf of industry.
In particular, our Engineering Materials team has acquired a
considerable depth of knowledge of the characterisation and
performance of materials, and specialises in understanding how and
why components fail.
We have experience of leading complex multidisciplinary teams to
identify root cause and can pull together experts from a range of
disciplines including: Engineering Materials; Human Factors;
Mechanical Engineering; Metallography; Mathematical Modelling and;
By combining this knowledge and experience and applying it to
our engineering failure analysis we can help you to clearly
understand what has happened, why it has happened, the consequences
for health and safety, and how the problem can be resolved and
avoided in the future.
To find out more about how we can help with engineering
failure analysis, please contact: