Registered Risk Practitioner (RRP) appeals procedure

All Registered Risk Practitioner (RRP) applications are randomly allocated to nominated assessors who apply the following processes, as appropriate, to each individual application:

  • Evaluate each individual application against the assessment criteria.
  • Where necessary, seek further information, elaboration, etc., regarding information submitted.
  • Confer and/ or seek advice from other assessors, where necessary.
  • Complete an assessment sheet, indicating whether the application has been successful or not, which is forwarded to the Alarm office, which in turn notifies the relevant individual.

A representative of Alarm may contact academic institutes, training providers, conference/ workshop organisers etc. as appropriate, to confirm details regarding qualifications, content, etc.

In addition, a random number of applications are quality checked independently so as to ensure consistency of approach by assessors, and as an RRP quality control measure.

Separate to the nominated assessors, Alarm has a formal RRP appeals panel comprising of the Chairman (or nominee) and the Legal Advisor. This panel is responsible for assessing any applications/ renewals from nominated assessors, and for addressing any appeals from applicants who feel they may have been wrongly assessed.

The appeals procedure

In the event that an applicant has been unsuccessful in applying for RRP status, and has genuine reason to believe that the decision was wrong and/or procedurally unfair, they have the right to appeal to the Alarm appeals panel using the following procedure:

1. The appeal must be submitted in writing, addressed to:

Alarm (RRP Appeals Panel)
Ashton House
Weston
Sidmouth
Devon  EX10 0PF

2. All appeals must be submitted within 28 days of receipt of the Alarm letter advising the applicant that they have been unsuccessful. Unless the applicant can prove otherwise, receipt of the letter will be deemed to be two days after the date on the Alarm letter.

3. The applicant must supply contact details, including name, address, and telephone numbers, which will facilitate contact during working hours.

4. The applicant must clearly state why they feel the decision is wrong and/or procedurally unfair, and provide any evidence, as applicable, to support their appeal.

5. Only one appeal will be permitted in respect of any individual application.

6. In order to consider the appeal, the appeal panel may, at their sole discretion, seek further advice or information. The appeal panel shall not be bound to do so but may, at their sole discretion, contact employers, academic institutes, training providers, conference/ workshop organisers, etc. as appropriate to confirm relevant application details.

7. Applicants will be notified in writing of the appeal panel’s decision within 30 days of the date of receipt of the notice of appeal.

8. The decision of the appeals panel is final.