The scheme is based on the principles of ISO 9001, EN 45011/12, ISO Guide 62/65 and confirms compliance with EN 13986, together with a specific set of performance criteria set by BM TRADA (as defined in Clause 4 of this document) in order to attain a product which performs to a high standard. The relevant standards listed above are to be read in conjunction with this document. As the scheme meets all the requirements of the harmonised standard EN 13986, CE marking is also possible following a favourable assessment.

The scheme covers factory production control, documentation and test/assessment evidence, and the resultant certification is specific to clearly defined products and their constituent components.