About Mining and Surface Certification (MASC)

MASC was established in October 2008 and in this time obtained accreditation from the Department of Mineral Resources, SANAS and Department of Labour as well as International IECEx Accreditation. MASC has more than 50 years Ex experience amongst its technical specialists. MASC is the first, private sector SANAS accredited Certification Body in Sub-Saharan Africa.


MASC’s facility covers over 1000m². MASC is a level 4 BBBEE approved company. MASC is the only International (IECEx) accredited Certification Body and Test Laboratory in Sub-Saharan  Africa.


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


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


MASC Certification Body Extension

MASC is pleased to announce the successful extension and surveillance assessment which was conducted by SANAS on MASC. The assessment was conducted from 7 to 9 October 2019.

The assessment focused on the MASC Markscheme

Meet Johann Peens

Johann is one of our High Current & Technical Specialists at MASC.

He is a qualified Electrician and has been part of the MASC team for just over a year. As part of our Flameproof

MASC passes it’s IECEX certification with flying colours.

MASC is the ONLY company in Africa with IECEX Certification accreditation and has once again passed its IECEX Audit with flying colours.

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