ATEX and IECEx product certification for equipment used in potentially explosive atmospheres.

SGS Baseefa is the leading internationally recognised certification body for explosion protected equipment, delivering IECEx, ATEX and DSEAR certification to customers around the globe. Our activities extend well beyond just certification, in providing an accessible yet authorititive source of expertise in many related areas.

Research work into explosions in hazardous atmospheres has been carried out at Buxton since the 1920's. SGS Baseefa is currently one of the largest organisations in the world with a laboratory dedicated to certification in this area and a world leader in the field. With over 300 years collective experience, the staff at SGS Baseefa has extensive knowledge of the applications of industry standards in many areas.

Having joined SGS in 2011, we are now part of an organisation that provides independent services that touch the lives of millions of people across the globe. SGS provides you with industry leading inspection, verification, testing and certification services - anywhere in the world.


DSEAR is concerned with the protection against risks from fire, explosion and similar events, arising from the use of dangerous substances.


IECEx is a system used to facilitate international trade in equipment and services for use in explosive atmospheres, while maintaining the required level of safety.


ATEX is a legal framework that businesses must follow in order to protect employees and property from explosion risk in areas with a potentially explosive atmosphere.