Health and Safety Laboratory (HSL)As well as delivering a comprehensive service to HSE, it is also able to offer a unique portfolio of skills and expertise to other public sector organisations and the private sector.
HSL employs over 350 people including scientists, engineers, psychologists, social scientists, health professionals and technical specialists. Operating from our main laboratory in Buxton, plus a number of field stations, the staff has a long track record of effective operation throughout the UK and beyond. HSL's capabilities encompass a wide range of topics including: fire, explosion and process safety; human factors and risk assessment; occupational and environmental health; safety engineering; work environment; and specialist photographic and technical services. This breadth of expertise underpins it’s particular strength in creating multidisciplinary teams to solve health and safety problems.
The services of HSL include:
- Research and development
- Specialist advice and consultancy
- Forensic investigation into the causes of accidents
- Environmental and biological monitoring
- Assessment of levels of risk and investigation of their control
- Establishing realistic requirements for standards, and processes for meeting those standards
- Validation and certification
Being a world class health and safety laboratory is at the heart of HSL's vision. To enhance and promote HSL's reputation and capabilities HSL is continually strengthening it’s links with scientific and technical organisations both nationally and internationally.
Health & Safety Laboratory
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| Bild: | Nicola.Stacey@hsl.gsi.gov.uk