BM TRADA operates the Q-Mark product certification for construction products which is based on the recognized Product Certification Standard EN 45011. 

Product certification is defined as a system for determining the conformity of a product with specific requirements through an initial conformity assessment and ongoing surveillance conformity audits. Depending on the product, regular audit testing of product samples taken from the factory, and/or the open market is undertaken as part of the ongoing certification.

BM TRADA Q-Mark is the product certification scheme for building and construction products operated by BM TRADA.

BM TRADA is one of the UK’s leading certification bodies with over 35 years’ experience and accredited by UKAS since 1991.

The BM TRADA Q-Mark product certification for construction products which system is based on the recognised Product Certification Standard EN 45011 and confirms that a product conforms to the requirements of an appropriate recognized product Scheme Technical Document.

A conformity assessment under the Q-Mark product certification for construction products system 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.

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