Hydratight Gains MASE Certification

Global joint integrity specialist Hydratight has gained full MASE certification in France, meaning the company can now work directly as a certified contractor.

MASE is a France-only certification system formulated by chemical, oil and gas industries for contractors, to ensure safe working and consistent working standards.

The MASE framework is generally equivalent to the Safety Contractor Checklist recognised in other parts of Europe, such as Germany and the Benelux countries, and 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, but after two years of preparation has successfully achieved full MASE status following a system and on-site audit by the LRQA auditor.

The certification stands for three years.

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