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BIP 2222:2012

Complaints management. Turning negatives into positives (including BS ISO 10002:2004 and BS ISO 10003:2007)

Status : Current   Published : June 2012




Complaints Management: Turning negatives into positives has been designed to help any company or organization improve the effectiveness of its customer complaint processes and systems. It adheres to the principles of the complaint management standard BS ISO 10002:2004 Quality management- Customer satisfaction- Guidelines for complaints handling in organizations.

Who is it for? 

The book is intended as a reference for anyone (individual, company or organisation) considering a review of complaint management processes or seeking accreditation to BS ISO 10002:2004. Thus, it will be of interest to professionals in customer service related industries, regulators, ombudsman and adjudicators

How does it help?

The book draws on case studies from a variety of sectors, such as financial services, healthcare, not-for-profit, utilities, and the travel industry to present the reader with opportunities to reflect on good practice while realizing the underlying benefits of the standard.

It also includes quotes and statistics that can support an internal business case, as well as practical checklists for handling complaints, analyzing root causes, and conducting system reviews.

The book also references the benefits that can be delivered from external dispute resolution schemes and how BS ISO 10003:2007 Quality management- Customer satisfaction- Guidelines for dispute resolution external to organizations delivers a standard for improving the effectiveness of such schemes.

About the Author

Michael Hill set up his company, complaintsrgreat in 2000 after a successful career as a complaints investigator for the Chief Executive of the London Borough of Camden. He has worked in both the public and private sectors, and has a wealth of experience in many areas, from policy reviews, carrying out research, and auditing processes, to adjudicating on complaints and implementing enterprise-wide ICT solutions. He is a director of the Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals in Europe (SOCAPiE), a member of SVS/0, a member of the Public Sector Complaints Network, as well as having regularly judged various customer service award schemes over the years.

Includes related standards

The book Includes BS ISO 10002:2004 Quality management. Customer satisfaction. Guidelines for complaints handling in organizations and BS ISO 10003:2007 Quality management. Customer satisfaction. Guidelines for dispute resolution external to organizations.


  • The rise of the consumer;
  • The dissatisfied customer (understanding the needs and expectations of dissatisfied customers);
  • The business case (how to build a business case for effective complaint management);
  • The complaint handling process (how to deliver an open, effective, easy-to-use process);
  • The learning cycle (how to drive product and service improvement from the analysis and evaluation of complaints);
  • Social media; The need to keep moving forward (how to review the effectiveness and efficiency of the complaint management system);
  • The role of top management (how to obtain top management involvement and commitment);
  • A critical friend? (How to use external dispute resolution bodies to increase the effectiveness of the complaint management system);
  • Conclusions; Checklists (checklists for complaint handling, investigations, root cause analysis, audits, reviews, and ICT requirements);
  • Appendix A, Customer feedback policy;
  • Appendix B, Handling complaints;
  • Appendix C, Investigating Complaints;
  • Appendix D, Handling complaints on social media;
  • Appendix E, Monitoring.

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Standard NumberBIP 2222:2012
TitleComplaints management. Turning negatives into positives (including BS ISO 10002:2004 and BS ISO 10003:2007)
Publication Date30 June 2012
Cross ReferencesISO 10002:2004, BS EN ISO 19011:2011, BS ISO 10003:2007, ISO 10002:2004, ISO 9000:2005, ISO 9001:2000, ISO 9004:2000, ISO 19011:2002, ISO/IEC Guide 71:2001, ISO 9001, ISO 9004:2000, ISO 10001, ISO 10002:2004, ISO 10015, ISO/IEC Guide 37
DescriptorsManagement, Consumer-supplier relations, Quality management, Quality assurance systems, Design, Data acquisition, Consumer protection, Organization and methods, Personnel, Performance, Quality auditing, Policy, Production management, Planning, Documents
ISBN978 0 580 76553 7
File Size3.335 MB

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