Standard that has a wide-ranging coverage or contains general provisions for one particular field.
(BAS EN 45020:2009 definition 5.1.)
NOTE A basic standard may function as a standard for direct application or as a basis for other standards.
Standard that is concerned with terms, usually accompanied by their definitions and, sometimes by explanatory notes, illustrations, examples, etc.
(BAS EN 45020:2009 definition 5.2.)
Standard that is concerned with test methods, sometimes supplemented with other provisions related to testing, such as sampling, use of statistical methods, sequence of tests.
(BAS EN 45020:2009 definition 5.3.)
Standard that specifies requirements to be fulfilled by a product or a group of products, to establish its fitness for purpose
NOTE 1 A product standard may include in addition to the fitness for purpose requirements, directly or by reference, aspects such as terminology, sampling, testing, packaging and labeling and, sometimes, processing requirements.
NOTE 2 A product standard can be either complete or not, according to whether it specifies all or only a part of the necessary requirements. In this respect one may differentiate between standards such as dimensional, material, and technical delivery standards.
(BAS EN 45020:2009 definition 5.4.)
Standard that specifies requirements to be fulfilled by a process, to establish its fitness for purpose
(BAS EN 45020:2009 definition 5.5.)
Standard that specifies requirements to be fulfilled by a service to establish its fitness for purpose
NOTE Service standards may be prepared in fields such as laundering, hotel - keeping, transport, car-servicing, telecommunications, insurance, banking, trading.
(BAS EN 45020:2009 definition 5.6.)
Standard that specifies requirements concerned with the compatibility of products or systems at their points of interconnection.
BAS EN 45020:2009 definition 5.7.)
standard on data to be provided
Standard that contains a list of characteristics for which values or other data are to be stated for specifying the product, process or service
NOTE Some standards, typically, provide for data to be stated by suppliers, others by purchasers.
(BAS EN 45020:2009 definition 5.8.)