The United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) is the sole national accreditation body recognised by the UK government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services.
Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates BASEC's competence, impartiality and performance capability.
BASEC is accredited by UKAS against ISO/IEC 17065 for Product Certification, against ISO/IEC 17025 for Testing, and against ISO/IEC 17021-1 for Quality Management Systems Certification and for Environmental Management Systems Certification.
BASEC's scopes of accreditation can be viewed at any time on the UKAS website
Construction Products Regulation (CPR)
BASEC is a designated fully Notified Body for the CPR and for over 40 years it has been a global leader in the testing and certification of cables.
We have recently invested heavily in new equipment to allow us to test to all the requirements of the CPR in respect of cables. BASEC will provide a full service to manufacturers and traders under the CPR.
BASEC is a member of the pan-European HAR scheme for the mutual acceptance of certification of harmonised cables.
Cables within the scope of the scheme (cable types made to harmonised European standards) are certified by the approval body in the territory where the manufacturing facility is located. The certification of these cables is accepted by all the other HAR scheme member approval bodies as if they have been certified by themselves.
BASEC provides HAR scheme certification to manufacturers based in the UK, Ireland and other eligible countries. Cables certified by BASEC under the HAR scheme are marked with the approval legend 'BASEC <HAR>'.
BASEC controls the use of the HAR scheme trademark in the UK and in Ireland.
Further information on the HAR scheme including lists of member organisations, applicable cable types, and current approvals, can be found on their website.
Low Voltage Directive and CE Marking
BASEC can provide manufacturers, traders and end users with technical advice and support in connection with the European Low Voltage Directive and CE marking.
BASEC was formerly a Notified Body under the Low Voltage Directive and can provide a number of support and advisory services as set out in the Directive.
Any party involved in trading into and within Europe products falling within the scope of the Low Voltage Directive have responsibilities defined under the Directive. A summary of these responsibilities can be obtained from BASEC.