Become a franking inspector

Apply to become an authorised UK franking inspector and maintenance provider
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Application documents

Document Description Last updated
Process map (pdf, 55.35 KB) See the steps involved in making an application, by downloading the process map. March 2013
Application form (pdf, 1.68 MB)  Download and complete the application form to begin your application. March 2013
Reference document (pdf, 1.9 MB) Manufacturer’s reference on an application to become authorised as an independent inspector, maintainer and/or repairer of franking machines in the UK March 2013


Application criteria

Royal Mail will require applicants for approved inspector/maintainer/repairer status to provide evidence as to:

  1. Declaration of financial standing – Royal Mail requires two years of signed financial accounts to evidence current business solvency and a financially sound business
  2. Proof of current public liability insurance, which must provide cover of up to £5m per incident
  3. Evidence of qualifications (accreditation with relevant agencies, etc.)
  4. Declaration of any history of criminal convictions
  5. Declaration of any professional disciplinary history
  6. Disclosure of any outstanding claims or litigation against applicant/company
  7. Ability and technical capacity to provide inspection, maintenance and repair services (knowledge, experience, training, etc)
  8. Achievement of a score of 50+ from Experian on credit rating 


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