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Explosives Testing


HSL offers comprehensive services for the testing and analysis of explosive, energetic and hazardous materials.

We can help you to assess the quality and reliability of these materials, to provide necessary guidance and reassurance in respect of their safe manufacture, transportation, storage and use.

Our explosive testing services ensure not only that you manage explosives risks appropriately and avoid workplace accidents, but also that you are compliant with applicable health and safety regulations.

Find out how we can help you with explosives testing by contacting:

Kate Jeffrey on         +44 (0)203 028 2057


Martin Thomson on +44 (0)203 028 2096

Alternatively, you can send an email to and we will respond to your enquiry promptly.



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Hazardous Materials
and Explosives Testing

We possess a suite of facilities and techniques that enable our clients to test, understand and benchmark the properties of explosive and hazardous materials.


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Explosives Mechanical Sensitiveness

HSL is able to quantify the relative ease with which an explosive or other energetic material may be initiated or ignited by mechanical stimuli (i.e. impact or friction).

Our facility comprises a laboratory of testing equipment that complies with UK, UN and EC requirements, a sample preparation room and a storage room.

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Explosives Railway and Tunnel Facility

For the purposes of testing rail transport security and understanding incident consequence, HSL possesses a section of railway, a train and a tunnel representative of those found on underground/metro rail systems.

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Test Pads

HSL's outdoor test pads have been approved for use with all forms of explosives.

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