Engineer's Reports & CertificatesTechnical documents for legal purposes
Insurance inspection reports and import/export documents for Customs
Our Engineers are machine specialists and we are often asked to provide technical reports.
There are 2 main types of documents we can supply over and above the standard engineer’s report which you will receive as a matter of course following any routine diagnosis, repair or service:-
- Independent Engineer’s Report
This document is normally required for insurance purposes or to help resolve disputes between end users, suppliers, retailers or manufacturers. This is a detailed report which is printed on our letter headed paper and signed by our Engineer. The document will set out details of any fault present and draw conclusions with regard to the fault causes based on factual information that we have witnessed, tested or measured. To produce the report we must either visit the machine in person or assess it via a video link (eg. a remote engineer session). The report is then written and produced using our standard template which is suitable for most requirements. You will receive a draft report via email and an original, signed report to follow via the post. Please note that the independent engineer’s report will objectively state our findings and conclusions which may or may not be the opinion of the person paying for the report.
The price for the independent engineers report is £60+VAT plus the charge for a remote engineer session or a call out and hourly rate if an onsite visit is required.
2. Chartered Engineer’s Certificate (CEC)
This document is frequently requested for legal purposes such as by international border forces for controlling the import and export of goods but can also be used for independent machine valuations, assessments or resolving disputes in court. This is a detailed report and certificate which is printed on our letter headed paper and is personally signed by our resident Chartered Engineer. It contains full details and photos of the machine in question, stating what the machine does and how it is used (explained so that a non-technical person can understand) and includes the machine make, model, age, serial number and specifies the safety compliance and design standards to which the machine is produced. The CEC includes an assessment of the machine’s residual life, whether it is representative of the latest methods and technology, identifies any repairs or upgrades that may be required, and provides an opinion with regard to its overall condition and a valuation of the item based on its current condition compared to a new machine of a comparable specification. The report is written and produced using our standard template which is suitable for most requirements. You will receive a draft report via email and 3 x original, signed reports to follow via the post. Please note that the CEC will objectively state our findings and conclusions which may or may not be the opinion of the person paying for the work.
The price for a Chartered Engineer’s Certificate (CEC) is £399+VAT plus the charge for a remote engineer session or a call out and hourly rate if an onsite visit is required.