Our Accomplishments
Int. Certifications

More than 137 Certifications done

Industry Involvement

Close to a 100 years of combined experiences

Local Assessment

Over 16 000 assessments completed

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Local and international certification support

Prompt and friendly feedback on general certification requirements and processes as well as a free 20 minutes, no-obligation introduction meeting for first time certification endeavors.

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ia certification

Type assessment on all Ex techniques including Intrinsic Safety, Flameproof, Non-Sparking, Encapsulation etc.

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batch Inspections

Quick turn-around times on batch inspections for the assurance of conformance and to ensure the product reaches the end client promptly.

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MASC was established in October 2008 and in this time obtained accreditation from the Department of Mineral Resources and energy, SANAS and Department of Labour as well as International IECEx Accreditation. MASC has close to a 100 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. 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.                                       


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 click here.” 
  • DOL: "OHSA 85 of 1993 National COP for Electrical machinery in Hazardous Locations Regulatory Requirements for Explosion-protected apparatus click here."
  • For a full scope of standards as published under Techincal Committee TC65 click here."                                           

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Our Offices

45 Jurg Ave, Lelyta Park, Unit 5, Hennopspark, Ext 87, Centurion, 0157, South Africa
+27 (0)12 653 2959 +27 (0)12 653 7594
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