HCL—a history of expertise, quality and dedication

HCL has always been focused on safety in the built environment. Through visionary management, targeted investment and dedication to quality we now lead the UK market.

Our origins date back to the 1960s when HCL was established as a specialist division within a construction and buildings maintenance supplies group. In 1992 we became an independent company following a management buy-out and subsequently grew to become UK market leader in the installation of safety at height solutions.

In 2015, HCL was acquired by MSA Safety Inc., the global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products that protect people and facility infrastructures.

Benefitting from continual investment, HCL today employs more than 150 people through a country-wide network of 10 operational areas. We have three dedicated divisions, which specialise in safety at height system design and installation, safety at height system inspection & maintenance and building envelope repairs.


HCL provides the complete safety at height service