12/10/2012 For Information
This briefing on the industrialisation of the Disputed No Access process is for all WLR and LLU Communications Providers.The purpose of this briefing is to advise Communications Providers of the Disputed No Access process for WLR3 and LLU, to commence as Business As Usual on Monday 15 October 2012.
On 28 May 2012 a trial commenced to expedite provision, or repair appointments where the original appointment failed due to No Access and the end user is disputing the claim of No Access.
The original trial briefing can be found here: GEN046/12
We are pleased to inform you that, due to the success of the trial, we are moving this service out of trial into business as usual. The service will also be detailed in the Customer Service Plan when they next updated.
The definition of a 'Disputed No Access' scenario is as follows:
'A dispute whereby Openreach considers a booked appointment has resulted in a No Access, however the customer believes that the engineer did not visit the site within the appointment slot and has evidence from the end user to justify it'
In cases where the "Disputed No Access" definition is met, for provision or repair appointments, customers should send an email to the dedicated inbox, containing a minimum set of information, as set out below, in order to be accepted.
Minimum Information Required
Once Openreach has received and validated the information, our agents will pick up the case and seek to reappoint based on the end user availability provided. If there are no appointment slots available for the stated times, the next best appointment will be booked, which can then be changed should it be unsuitable. If the issue does not meet the disputed no access definition it will be rejected.
NOTE: Please provide as much flexibility as possible to ensure a relevant appointment can be offered, and to reduce instances of rebooking.
Once an appointment is scheduled, Openreach will respond, by email, confirmation of the new appointment. A response will be sent within 24 hours (Monday to Friday) of the receipt of the email from the customer. For example, an email received at 14.00 on Friday will be responded to by 14.00 on Monday. The mailbox will be manned 08.00-18.00, Monday to Friday.
If challenging a rejected case, please resubmit the original email, with disputed decline as the subject and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state your grounds for contesting the original decision after checking all details on the email from Openreach, to avoid further rejections.
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