3.5 Testing Responsibilities 1 AEs must ensure that the MOT tests are carried out without avoidable distraction or interruption and strictly in accordance with the conditions of their authorisation, which includes compliance with The MOT Testing Guide (6 th Edition, the appropriate Inspection Manual and any other instructions issued by DVSA. They must ensure that, for each test, all assessments of pass/fail criteria are made, all appropriate documents are signed and all database input details are confirmed by the Tester who carried out the test. AEs must ensure that assistance is always available to Testers for those parts of the test that require it. 2 AEs must offer an appointment to test any vehicle of a class within their authorisation at the earliest practicable date and time, with consideration for their existing MOT workload and customer requirements. 3 All appointments made for vehicles without a current MOT certificate must be recorded in writing. The record must include the vehicle's registration mark (VRM), the date and time of the appointment and the name of the person making it. This record must be kept for at least 3 months after the date of the appointment. 4 An AE must not carryout an MOT test on a vehicle if it is of a class or type of vehicle which they are not authorised to test, or a type of test they are not authorised to carryout, or the vehicle cannot be accommodated within the test facilities. He must tell the vehicle presenter immediately of any such circumstances, pointing out that consequently the test cannot be carried out. 5 Full details of reasons for refusal to test are contained the respective MOT Inspection Manuals 6 Any individual presenting a vehicle for an MOT test has the right to observe the test in safety from the approved viewing areas.