“We’ll take the office with the blast chamber please!”

“We’ll take the office with the blast chamber please!” - Hexagon Tower

Our fully equipped lab at the Hexagon Tower allows us to perform all manner of different testing services for our customers specific to their needs, including chemical reaction hazard investigations and explosion testing.

Sarah Ladlow, Kindlow Safety Services

Kindlow Safety Services provides process safety testing, consultancy and bespoke training to support the operational needs of companies worldwide, determining control measures and minimizing process hazards.

Kindlow Safety Services has been based at the Hexagon Tower since 2010, when it was part of parent company Intertek. In 2013, the safety services laboratory was bought out by Caroline Ladlow, the manager at the time. Caroline, who is now managing director of Kindlow, expanded on why the Hexagon Tower was chosen: “When we were originally looking in 2010, we needed somewhere with both lab and office space. It was pure luck that there were facilities at the Hexagon Tower that had been recently occupied by another safety testing company and they suited our needs quite well. We only needed to tweak parts of the space, which was very helpful as it meant we weren’t setting up completely from scratch. There was even already a blast chamber for aerosol flammability testing, which was really handy – not many offices can say they come with a ready-made blast chamber!”

Kindlow Safety Services offers consultancy, process safety testing and training services, and works across a wide range of industries from food to chemical manufacture, and even in railway tunnels. Sarah Ladlow, company director, added: “There are eight of us in the team, with backgrounds in chemistry, chemical engineering, training, and business development, so we really know our industry. Our expertise in process safety and the services we offer are the reasons why many of our customers have been with us for so long. Our fully equipped lab at the Hexagon Tower allows us to perform all manner of different testing services for our customers specific to their needs, including chemical reaction hazard investigations and explosion testing.”

The services that Kindlow provides are crucial to a safe working environment. “We’re able to generate data and reports on a range of parameters from minimum ignition energy and thermal stability to decomposition rates and kinetic studies. Regulatory testing ensures our customers meet current legislative requirements, and we also offer training that is tailored to the needs of the individual company to increase staff safety knowledge – it’s a full package,” concluded Sarah.

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