68. Examination and testing.

Regulations1 may provide for the examination and testing2 by qualified persons3 of transport equipment4 for the purpose of ascertaining whether it complies with the prescribed standards5.

The Secretary of State may provide and maintain stations6 and designate premises (known as 'designated stations')7 where examination and testing may be carried out, and may provide and maintain apparatus for the carrying out of examination and testing8. Examination and testing must be carried out with apparatus approved for the purpose by the Secretary of State9.

Regulations may provide for:


    (1)     the authorisation of qualified persons and of certifying officers10, the imposition of conditions to