Q-Mark Product Certification Scheme
This system document defines the Product Certification activities, which are required to certify a product against a Scheme Technical Document. Product Certification is defined as a system for determining the conformity of a product with specific requirements through an initial conformity assessment, a surveillance conformity audit and a conformity re-assessment. Surveillance by testing of product samples taken from the factory, and/or the open market is undertaken where required by the Scheme Technical Document.
The BM TRADA Product Certification system is based on the recognised Product Certification Standard EN 45011 and confirms that a product conforms to the requirements of an appropriate recognised product Scheme Technical Document.
A conformity assessment will include some of the following:
- Factory production control process and procedures – mandatory
- Initial Type Testing / calculation / Technical Appraisals – mandatory
- Design Appraisals depends on Scheme Technical Document
- Ongoing factory surveillance audit – mandatory
- Periodic ongoing product performance audits – depends on Scheme Technical Document
The resultant certification is specific to clearly defined products, elements, systems or processes.