Get global market access – Certification is your ticket to trade

DNV GL Presafe AS, or “Presafe”, provides testing, certification and associates services based on the IECEx scheme, the ATEX directive and much more.

Manufacturers face ever-increasing demands on innovation, quality and profitability to take them forward and develop sustainably. Products can only be released on the market if their design, development, testing, manufacturing, packaging and labeling meet local regulatory requirements and relevant safety and performance standards. The ability to prove the safety and quality of you products through a trusted third party is your ticket to trade!

We at Presafe help our customers turn these challenges into new competitive advantages and increase their market access. We build our services on trust, credibility and a long-standing industry position. Tougher safety and quality standards mean tougher requirements on those who test and assess. At Presafe, we pride ourselves in an uncompromising approach towards ensuring the safety and performance in our customers´ products and systems.

What and when it´s needed

A hazardous location refers to places where flammable gas, vapour or mist hazards may arise or where explosive dust atmospheres and combustible dust layers are present. Equipment used in such areas must be designed to prevent the generation of sparks, flames, electric arcs, high surface temperatures, acoustic energy, optical radiation, electromagnetic waves etc. that can ignite explosive atmospheres.

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Our services for equipment for use in explosive environment include:

  • Pre-evaluation
  • Testing according to IEC and EN standards
  • Certification according to the ATEX Directive and IECEx scheme
  • Market access services for Europe and world-wide
  • Quality Assurance Notification (QAN), Quality Assessment Report (QAR) and IECEx Service Facility Program

We can certify most products for use in the following environments:

  • Hazardous areas, such as gas and dust
  • Electrical & non-electrical
  • Mining & non-mining


Our senior specialists can help you reduce the cost and time to market by assisting already in the product design phase. We can propose solutions based on compliance requirements for the standards you need for your product and target markets.


Presafe offers CENELEC and IEC testing of products according to IEC and EN standards, national US and Canadian standard harmonized with the IEC standards as well as many other national standards relevant to your target markets.

Ex News

All new Presafe ATEX certificates are now issued with QR code

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Press Release - DNV GL acquires 100% ownership of Presafe

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News from Official Journal of the European Union C 92/87 9.3.2018

From 9.3.2018 the new list of harmonized standards (ATEX Directive 2014/34/EU) Official Journal of the... Read more

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