Test reports digitally signed

(Legislative Decree March 7, 2005, No. 82 and s.m.i.)

The TiFQLab Srl Laboratory, to ensure a significant improvement in terms of efficiency and added value, transmits digitally signed test reports to all its customers and sent by e-mail as a pdf file, which for the client ensures the following advantages:

  1. Guarantee of integrity of the document and of the authenticity of the signature
  2. Maintaining full legal value, as the electronic document signed digitally has a complete and full legal validity on par with a paper document signed with an autograph signature
  3. Guarantee of integrity that the document has not been tampered with after the subscription
  4. Immediate e-mail sending of the original Test Report in pdf format
  5. Quickly obtain copies of accidentally lost test reports

To read the test report, it is necessary to have software for reading the .pdf format, available for free on the web.

Further information on Digital Signature is available on the CNIPA website www.agid.gov.it.


If the electronic document was the norm recognized as a surrogate of the paper document, the autograph signature (signature of a pen punch, at the foot of the document) has been transformed into a digital signature. The digital signature (Legislative Decree n.82 / 05, Article 1, paragraph 1, letter s, modified by Legislative Decree n.159 / 06) is a particular type of “qualified electronic signature based on a system asymmetric pair keys, one public and one private, which allows the Owner through the private key and the recipient through the public key, respectively, to make manifest and verify the origin and integrity of an IT document or a set of IT documents “. Digital signing differs from the signing of the computer technology to which it is linked, but it does not have to generate a fear of unreliability in the signer or the addressee of the document. On the contrary, it has now been amply demonstrated that the digital form of the document and the signature on it must guarantee the users of the systems and the users of the documents more than they did the paper support and the scribble on it affixed. Today, it is impossible to falsify digital documents digitally signed, since the authenticity, provenance and integrity of the signed document are guaranteed by the technology, with immediate and easy possibilities for the recipient to ascertain them by making the document worthless.


The goal of the preservation process is to safeguard for a long time the accessibility, integrity and authenticity of the documents created and managed digitally. As it once was in the paper world, even today in digital it is very important to be able to trace and retrieve the document of interest physically, just as it imposes the specific reference legislation of each single area.

TiFQLab Srl undertakes to adequately maintain the test reports for the period of time reported in the certificate itself, unless otherwise agreed. Legislative Decree n.82 / 05 to the art.23, co.7 asserts that “the obligations of conservation and exhibition of documents foreseen by the legislation in force are understood to be satisfied to all the effects of law by means of computer documents, if the procedures used are comply with the technical rules “. If there is a specific rule requiring the correct maintenance of a given document, if there is a normative recognition of equivalence between the paper filing procedure of the analogue document and the procedure for storing the IT document, it is also important to underline that the availability of this document. The exhibition procedure, foreseen by the CNIPA Resolution n.11 / 04 to the art.1, co.1 lett. m) as an “operation that allows you to view a document kept and to obtain a copy”, according to the art.6 of the same Resolution is mandatory. Indeed, this last article asserts that “1. The kept document must be made readable at any time by the replacement storage system and available on paper on request. 2. The preserved document can also be presented electronically “.


The computerized documentation is produced on the computer, signed with digital signature and subsequently submitted to the legal preservation procedure. The original, born informatically, continues to reside in the place of storage and then of conservation, while what circulates inside and outside the Producing Structure, both in analogical form and in digital form, is nothing but a representation ( copy) on computer or paper support, which can be transmitted to the requesting party in analogical mode (mail, fax) or even telematics (e-mail).