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    ISO 31010 Risk Management Courses

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    deGRANDSON's Risk Management courses offer Foundation, Advanced, and Expert Levels, providing you with the tools, skills, and knowledge necessary to plan, implement, and maintain a Risk Management Programme for your organization.

    If you search ISO standards for 'risk management,' you will find several standards, some of which are published as guidance documents to management system standards (e.g., ISO 27005 in support of the Information Security Standard, ISO 27001), ISO 31000, and ISO-IEC 31010.2019?

    • The Standard introduces selected techniques and compares their possible applications, benefits, and limitations.
    • The potential audience for this Standard includes:
      • Anyone involved in assessing or managing risk;
      • People who are interested in developing guidance that sets out how risk is to be assessed in specific contexts;
      • People who need to make decisions where there is uncertainty, including:
        • those who commission or evaluate risk assessments,
        • those who need to understand the outcomes of assessments and
        • those who have to choose assessment techniques to meet particular needs.
      • Organizations conducting risk assessments for compliance or conformance purposes would benefit from using these appropriate formal and standardized risk assessment techniques.


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    How ISO-IEC 31010 is related to ISO 31000

    ISO 31000, Risk Management – Guidelines

    While its title might suggest that it contains practical advice on managing risk, it does not.  ISO 31000 is devoted to exploring a framework for understanding risk when defined as the 'effect of uncertainty on objectives.'  And so, for direction and practical advice on risk management (i.e., actual guidelines), we must look elsewhere.

    ISO-IEC 31010, Risk Assessment Techniques

    This International Standard was prepared by IEC Technical Committee 56: Dependability, in co-operation with ISO Technical Committee 262: Risk Management.  It is published as a double logo standard, i.e., ISO/IEC.

    It provides guidance on the selection and application of various techniques that can be used to help improve the way uncertainty is taken into account and to help understand risk.

    The techniques are used:

    • where further understanding is required about what risk exists or about a particular risk;
    • within a decision where a range of options, each involving risk, need to be compared or optimized;
    • within a risk management process, leading to actions to treat risk.

    The techniques are used within the risk assessment steps of identifying, analyzing, and evaluating risk as described in ISO 31000 and, more generally, whenever there is a need to understand uncertainty and its effects.

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    Written by Dr John FitzGerald

    Director & Founder of deGRANDSON Global. Spent 15 years in the manufacturing industry and 25 years training, consulting & auditing management systems
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