All complaints and appeals are processed by the Board of Appeal. The Board if established pursuant to the order of executive head of CB RPN SFERA LLC. As a rule the board consists of 3 experts of CB RPN SFERA LLC. For fair processing of complaints and claims the scope of the Board may include representative of non-governmental organizations for protection of consumer’s rights.
The following complaints are subject to processing:
If any matters of dispute regarding results of certification procedures arise, the applicant files a complaint to CB RPN SFERA LLC. A complaint is filed in writing and contains arguments in support of opposition based on the matter of disagreement. A complaint may be also submitted by filling a special electronic form. All submitted complaints are registered in a special log book. Registered complaints and claims are transmitted to the Executive Head of CB RPN SFERA LLC for processing and appointing the Board. The time taken for complaint processing shall not exceed 30 days from the complaint’s registration date.
The Board carries out works assessing fairness of the information set out in the complaint (claim) for which purpose the Board of Appeal may request supplementary materials as from the person who filed the complaint as from the persons whose actions are the subject of the complaint (claim), carry out unscheduled checkout of work quality system of CB RPN SFERA LLC.
A resolution is taken at the session of the Board of Appeal which may be attended both by the person who filed the complaint and the persons whose actions are the subject of the complaint (claim).
At the session the Board of Appeal considers:
The session of the Board of Appeal is documented by the minutes. A resolution is taken by a simple majority vote at open ballot. The resolution is signed by members of the Board of Appeal and approved by Executive Head of CB RPN SFERA LLC. The resolution is forwarded to the person who filed the complaint together with the Minutes of the Board of Appeal’s session. In the event the person who filed the complaint (claim) to CB RPN SFERA LLC disagrees with the resolution taken, he/she has a right to file an appeal to the accrediting body or in court in accordance with the established procedure.