Joint integrity and sealing specialist Hydratight has gained full MASE certification in France, a certification system formulated by chemical, oil and gas industries for contractors to ensure safe and consistent working standards.
The MASE certification now allows the company to work directly as a certified contractor.
Generally equivalent to the Safety Contractor Checklist recognised in other parts of Europe such as Germany and the Benelux countries, the MASE framework, though similar to OHSAS 18001, makes more stringent demands on training, metrics and safety communication.
Until the end of October, Hydratight was required to work as a sub-contractor with a MASE-certified contractor. Following two years of preparation, Hydratight has successfully achieved full MASE status after a system and on-site audit by the LRQA auditor.
The MASE certification is valid for three years.