What can I appeal?

You can appeal the Decision of the Director of Reviews and Appeals, an Administrative Penalty Order or a decision the Review Panel.


  • The decision the Director of Reviews and Appeals renders after a review or hearing is appealable to the Review Panel.
  • A Statutory Directors decision to issue an Administrative Penalty Order.
  • The decision of the Review Panel is appealable to the Divisional Court.

You cannot appeal the following:

  • Any matter regarding a formal expression of dissatisfaction about the standard of service, action or lack of action by or on behalf of ESA, where ESA requires action (these are complaints)
  • Postponements
  • Deviations
  • Continuous Safety Services contract
  • Authorized Contract Program suspensions
  • Refusal to write a licensing examination
  • Fees associated with inspections
  • A notice of deficiency or defect