Welcome to Mining and Surface Certification (MASC)

MASC was established in October 2008 and in this time obtained accreditation from the Department of Minerals and Resources, SANAS and Department of Labor as well as International IECEx Accreditation.

MASC’s facility covers over 1000m². MASC is a level 4 BBBEE* approved company. MASC has a workforce of 21 employees and is the only International (IECEx) accredited Certification Body and Test Laboratory in Africa. MASC covers most disciplines in the Ex field with full accreditation. The personnel of MASC commits to professional conduct and practice, effective and efficient test and assessment results, as well as a high level of quality in all activities.
* Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment

The primary standards applicable to Ex Equipment / Hazardous locations / Ex certification in South Africa are:

  • SANS 10108: “The classification of hazardous locations and the selection of equipment for use in such locations.”
  • ARP 0108: “Regulatory requirements for explosion-protected equipment.”
  • For a full scope of standards as published under Techincal Committee TC65 click here.

Numerous projects are conducted / supported for the international market, including ANZEx, ATEX, IECEx and MSHA.

Our services include:

  • Test and certification services (IA certificates)
  • On-site inspections
  • Ex Training
  • Markscheme (RSA) / manufacturer audits / QAR’s (IECEx)
  • Area classification
  • Consultation / Product development support
  • International certification support (ATEX / ANZEx / MSHA / IECEx)