SGS Baseefa is the leading internationally recognised certification body for explosion protected equipment, successfully delivering ATEX certification and IECEx certification to customers around the globe. We have consistently issued more internationally acceptable IECEx Certificates year on year than any other certification body in the world.

SGS is also an NRTL (Nationally Recognised Test Laboratory), and is officially recognised by the American Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Standards Council of Canada (SCC) for safety and compliance and can assess, test and certify equipment for the US and Canadian ‘Hazloc’ market.  SGS is the first NRTL able to provide certification to the ISA versions of the IEC 60079 series of standards, in addition to the more common “Division” standards.

Both the management team and internal processes were re-organised at the end of 2016 in order to provide a more customer focussed approach. This has resulted in faster turnaround times (benchmark of 8 weeks) whilst retaining our focus on quality and integrity.

We can facilitate product approvals for most regions including China, Korea, Russia, South Africa and Brazil. Using our global network of SGS offices and partners we can provide a cohesive and managed approach to our customers global Ex certification requirements.

At SGS Baseefa, activities extend well beyond just certification, and we deliver a comprehensive range of training courses that provide knowledge on subjects such as product certification, quality systems, and DSEAR Risk Assessment and Hazardous Area Classification.


Research work into explosions in hazardous atmospheres has been carried out at Buxton for almost 100 years, and the experience and dedication to the hazardous area industry has earned SGS Baseefa the world renowned position that it holds today.

Having joined SGS in 2011, we are part of a world-wide organisation that provides independent services across the globe. SGS provides industry leading inspection, verification, testing and certification services - anywhere in the world.

SGS Baseefa is currently one of the largest organisations in the world with a laboratory dedicated to certification in this area. With over 300 years collective experience, the staff at SGS Baseefa have extensive knowledge of the applications of industry standards in many areas, and customers have access to a wealth of information and support.

As a world leader in the field of Hazardous Areas and equipment for use in potentially explosive atmospheres, SGS Baseefa offers a comprehensive range of services to meet all our customer needs.

We have five main service areas :

•  Product Certification (including ATEX, IECEx, and North America)
•  Training
•  Personnel Competence
•  DSEAR Compliance
•  Service Facility Certification

For more information, please contact Carolyn Featherstone
T: +44 (0)1298 766632
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