“The preferred partner in testing and
certification to the worldwide cable industry”
BASEC, the British Approvals Service for Cables, is a global leader in cable testing and certification services for cable products in the construction, energy & renewables, transport, utilities and oil & gas, petrochemical industries. Cable products are used to transfer power, data, signalling and support a range of ancillary applications.
Through a rigorous certification process and complementary triple standard management systems approval at the manufacturing source, BASEC is recognised worldwide as a trusted mark of cable quality, clarity and impartiality.
Founded in 1971, BASEC was put in place to meet the needs of major cable manufacturers, installers and users of cable in the electrical sector and quality standards community. Our stakeholders include the British Cables Association (representing UK and multinational cable manufacturers), the Electrical Contractors Association (representing users) and many other professional bodies and organisations in the fire, electrical and safety sectors, as well as representation from overseas.
BASEC's teams of highly skilled engineers, technicians and auditors possess extensive in-depth commercial, industrial and technical experience. As a result, BASEC has a reputation for professional and rigorous assessment processes which ultimately lead to the issuing of our highly respected product certifications and test reports.
BASEC’s world-class cable testing laboratory is the largest dedicated testing laboratory for cables in the UK. A key goal is testing cables in a diverse range of environments in order to certify conformity to appropriate standards, and to assist manufacturers, traders and users of cable.
Market surveillance and investigation is another key service, where BASEC will test cables of concern found in the marketplace, working with national initiatives to help stamp out the manufacture, distribution and use of non-compliant, or counterfeit cables. The laboratory facilities include a comprehensive range of electrical, mechanical, materials, chemical, fire and smoke tests.
BASEC can undertake testing of a wide range of cable types, including low voltage power distribution and final circuits, flexible cables, rubber cables, control and signal cables, communication cables, medium voltage cables, utility cables, industrial cables, transportation cables (marine, railway and automotive), fire resistant and fire performance cables, low smoke halogen free cables, renewable energy cables, special purpose cables.