Requirements for Authorisation D Issue Date March 2019 56 size to accommodate at least one A Fees poster (Landscape) and one certificate of authorisation (Portrait) 7. Acceptable Variations to Layout and Equipment. 7.1 Provided there is no change in the class of vehicles tested, particular variations will be allowed for Authorised Examiners and applicants as shown below. a) Existing Authorised Examiners moving their test bay or equipment within their present buildings. i. the test bay and equipment layout of these existing Authorised Examiners will be considered suitable if they meet the requirements as laid down in section 3 to 5 above, except where it would be impossible to do so without major structural alteration, such as significant work to the roof, floor or load-bearing walls ii. test equipment requirements will be considered met if the existing Authorised Examiner retains his current equipment. If new equipment is obtained, it must meet the current relevant requirements. b) New applicants or existing Authorised Examiners moving into previously authorised premises using an existing test bay. Provided a full test has been carried out and a test certificate is issued by a Tester at the site within the previous 12 months. i. the test bay and equipment layout of new applicants moving into previously authorised premises will be considered suitable if they meet the Requirements for Authorisation (previously Conditions of Appointment) that were current when the site was last accepted. Occasionally, certain updates will have to be complied with i.e. test equipment, tools etc. Advice should besought from DVSA at the initial inspection ii. test equipment requirements will be considered met if the equipment last used for MOT testing is retained, provided that it is still in full working order. However, any changes to required equipment that would have been necessary had the premises been in continuous testing must also be complied with. Note The Salter type brake meter (pull along brake tester) is not acceptable for new or re-authorisations.