5 Ticks StandardsMark™ Certification
The ‘Five Ticks’ StandardsMark™ on a product is an independent assurance to the customer that the product has undergone a rigorous audit and testing program.
StandardsMark™ Certification Scheme
The ‘five ticks’ StandardsMark™ is Canada’s most recognized certification mark providing competitive advantage and differentiation to each product carrying this mark.
Types of Product Certification Systems offered by SAI Global:
System 5 Certification is where compliance is achieved through an on-site factory assessment of the manufacturing processes as well as type testing of product samples. Ongoing certification is also required and involves factory surveillance audits to ensure that maintenance of the manufacturing process is occurring.
System 2/ 3 Certification is where compliance to the relevant standard is confirmed through type testing of product samples, together with final product inspection/review conducted in the marketplace or at the place of manufacture. An example is the Gas Safety certification scheme.
System 1 Certification is commonly referred to as ‘type test certification’, whereby product samples are sent to a recognized test laboratory to be evaluated against the relevant standard’s test requirements.
This scheme involves initial product type testing, followed by assessment, regular production batch testing, and evaluation of your company’s manufacturing processes to ensure continual compliance.
Sample(s) of the product are assessed for compliance with the relevant product specification or standard (also known as type testing).
The documented quality plan for the design and manufacture of the product is reviewed to ensure appropriate controls are in place to address risks to designated standards or specifications.
Quality Plan Implementation
On-site assessment by SAI Global’s independent experts ensures the quality plan is effectively implemented in practice to achieve ongoing compliance.
Regular assessments, both of the product itself in batch production, and of the manufacturing site, verify that quality plans are being maintained and the product continues to comply with the standard.