SGS Baseefa can now Certify Ex Equipment for North America (USA and Canada)
26 October 2016
SGS Baseefa is pleased to announce that they have been formally recognised to conduct all work necessary to issue North American certification for hazardous area products.
As a Nationally Recognised Test Laboratory (NRTL), SGS 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 your equipment for the US and Canadian ‘Hazloc’ market.
SGS Baseefa is world renowned for its experience and dedication to the certification of hazardous area products, and obtaining this recognition for North America is a natural step as Ron Sinclair, Technical Manager explains.
As SGS Baseefa is a major provider of ATEX documentation and the world leader in issuing IECEx certificates, our customers will now benefit from being able to certify their products for ATEX, IECEx, USA and Canada, all at the same time, as one single project, thus avoiding the need for multiple points of contact.”
How it Works
SGS Baseefa will carry out an assessment, testing and factory inspections which will determine whether:
- Your equipment complies with the national safety standards
- The materials, production and conditions of production comply with the product safety requirements
- Your quality system ensures consistent quality of the equipment
Providing you meet these requirements you will be issues with a certificate and listing, and will be able to affix the 'SGS USA and Canada mark', allowing you to sell your equipment directly to both markets. The SGS mark is accepted by all relevant "Authorities having Jurisdiction" within the US, putting it on a par with the marks from other NRTL's in North America.
In addition to the standards for division based installation, we are proud that we are part of the first NRTL to cover all the relevant standards for zone based installations, using the ISA 60079 series.
SGS Baseefa can test and certify your products in our NRTL OSHA accredited facilities by our experts in the UK. If you are interested in having your equipment assessed and certified for North America, then please contact us:
t: +44 (0)1298 766600
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 85,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,800 offices and laboratories around the world.