Issue Date September 2010
a. in the case of a company, all the officers of the company (see 'Abbreviations and Definitions' at the
beginning of this guide) and any other person 'duly authorised' by the company to sign applications and
other similar documents relating to the authorisation;
b. in the case of a partnership, each partner and any other person 'duly authorised' by the partnership to
sign applications and other similar documents relating to the authorisation.
Transfer of Records Following Cessation
Where the constitution or administration of a business changes, and the individual AE or one or more
partners or directors or officers of a company continue under the new entity, any records, including those of
disciplinary matters, will continue to be regarded as relevant to the re-constituted business. Similarly, if any
individual AE, partner or director or officer of a company takes up an equivalent role with another AE, any
existing records (again including disciplinary ones) will be regarded as relevant to the new AE.
Independence of New AEs
Where the authorisation of the AE operating at a particular site has been ceased, for disciplinary reasons as
above, anyone wishing to apply for authorisation at that site must be able to show that they are sufficiently
independent from the former AE, partners or officers of the company. The maximum acceptable involvement
of the former AE is as landlord. The former AE shall not be involved in any way with the management or
responsibility of any authorisation. However, they may continue as a tester if their approval has not been
ceased. In particular, because of the matrimonial relationship and property rights, it is improbable that the
spouse of the former AE, partner or officer of a company would be considered sufficiently independent.
Other Changes to Businesses
It is not necessary to stop testing immediately for changes other than those described in paragraphs 2 to 5
above. The local VOSA Office must be told in writing within 7 working days about any other significant
changes to the control or operation of the business. Failure to notify such changes within this period may be
treated as a shortcoming under Section I. Such changes would include:
A sole trader entering into a partnership.
Where the AE is a partnership;
there is any change in the partnerships constitution.
c. Where the AE is a company, and there is a change to;
the secretary of the company;
ii. the directors of the company;
iii. the person who was required to attended the MOT Managers course (*).
* Note: This only applies where a trained person is required under section B2.
Any change in trading name or court appointed supervision of the business other than that which is
described in 3 above. A company that continues to operate under the same registration and company
number may continue testing provided that any changes to the officers of the company or change in the
relationship to any parent company have been notified.