It is imperative to Risk Associates that impartial and transparent assessment and accreditation services are provided to each client. We highly appreciate and encourage comments and feedbacks from concerned parties on the performance of applicant and certification body in order to improve services. We vow to address all enquires including suggestions, complaints, appeals and misuse of accreditation status or ra logo with equity, in an appropriate and timely manner.

Complaints

Expressions of grievance or dissatisfaction with a certification, service or performance of Risk Associates (ra) or staff that require a response is managed as a complaint.

Upon receipt of a complaint, ra acknowledges the complaint within 5 days of receipt, and immediately initiates an internal complaint management process to investigate, analyse and assess the complaint. All complaints responses are made by the Compliance Manager within 30 days of receipt of the complaint. Complaints about compliance or certification decisions are handled as appeals, while all other issues involving complaints are handled as business disputes.

Appeals

An appeal is a request for ra to xreconsider a certification decision, the customer can contest the findings by making an appeal in writing , address to the Compliance Manager. All appeals will be dealt as complaint and upon receipt of a complaint, acknowledgement will be provided within 5 days of receipt. The Chairperson (nominated by the management) of the Governing Advisory Council (GAC) will be responsible to nominate GAC Members to form an Appeal Committee. The Appeal Committee will be responsible to decide on the outcome of the appeal. The Appeals Committee ensures independence and impartiality of the appeal process. The compliance manager will inform the client about the outcome of the appeal.

Application For Complaints and Appeals

Please use the Contact Us form to lodge a complaint or appeal a decision, you may also send your requests at certification@risk-associates.org.

All complaints and appeals must be in writing including the project number, client’s name, and contact details. All communications must be directed to the Certification Manager.