Insurance Reports & Chartered Engineer CertificatesTechnical documents for legal purposes
Insurance inspection reports and import/export documents for Customs
Jon is a machine specialist and is often asked to provide technical reports.
There are 2 popular types of standard documents available:-
- 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 letter headed paper and signed by a Chartered 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 can be witnessed, tested or measured.
To produce the report Jon can either visit the machine in person or assess it via a remote video link. The report is written and produced using a 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 this independent report will objectively state the engineer’s findings and conclusions which may or may not be that of the person paying for the report.
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 more detailed report and a certificate which is printed on letter headed paper and is personally signed by a 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.
To produce the report Jon can either visit the machine in person or assess it via a remote video link. The report is written and produced using a standard template which is suitable for most requirements, however, it can be tailored to suit individual requirements (which is sometimes necessary for certain border controls). You will receive a draft report for approval via email and 3 x original, signed reports to follow via the post. Please note that the CEC will objectively state the Engineer’s findings and conclusions which may or may not be that of the person paying for the work.
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