SGS Baseefa Limited
Rockhead Business Park, Staden Lane
Buxton, SK17 9RZ, United Kingdom
phone +44 1298 76660-0
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The Expert with such an exclusive Expertise in Explosion Protection
Baseefa is one of the best known Notified Bodies in
Europe for the ATEX Directive and is the world leader
in issuing internationally recognised certificates
within the IECEx Certification Schemes for people,
service facilities and products related to hazardous
Ron Sinclair has worked in this field since 1975 and led the formation of the current company in 2001 as a
continuation of the work previously done within the UK Health and Safety Executive when it decided to stop
certification activities to avoid conflicts of interest.
He is chair of both the UK national committee and the European Cenelec committee for standardisation of electrical
equipment in hazardous areas. He and other members of the Baseefa staff play an active part in the creation
of standards at the international IEC level. Having completed the maximum six years as chair of the IECEx Test
and Assessment Group (ExTAG), Ron is currently chair of the IECEx Committee looking after the Service Facility
Certification Scheme (ExSFC), as well as being a vice-chair of the European ATEX Notified Bodies Group (ExNB).
He was awarded an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 2011 for services to certification and
In addition to the full range of certification available through both the ATEX and IECEx Schemes, Baseefa provides
training, consultancy and inspection services to assist users of equipment in hazardous areas. Ron has contributed
special lectures for IND EX® Events and continues to promote IND EX® activities.