Risk Management Certification – Protect your business and your customers

A number of standards have been developed worldwide to help organisations implement risk management systematically and effectively. These standards seek to establish a common view on frameworks, processes and practice, and are generally set by recognised international standards bodies or by industry groups. Risk management is a fast-moving discipline and standards are regularly supplemented and updated.

Risk Management certification

Globally the preferred risk management management system standard is ISO 31000:2009. There are many other industry specific risk management standards such as ISO 14971:2007.


ISO 31000 consists of 11 key principles which view risk management as an elementary process of generating success of the organization. These eleven principles can be regarded as the “essential qualities” required for risk management.

  • Principle 1: Risk management creates and protects value
  • Principle 2: Risk management is an integral part of the organizational procedure
  • Principle 3: Risk management is part of decision making
  • Principle 4: Risk management explicitly addresses uncertainty
  • Principle 5: Risk management is systematic, structured and timely
  • Principle 6: Risk management is based on the best available information
  • Principle 7: Risk management is tailored
  • Principle 8: Risk management takes human and cultural factors into account
  • Principle 9: Risk management is transparent and inclusive
  • Principle 10: Risk management is dynamic, iterative and responsive to change
  • Principle 11: Risk management facilitates continual improvement and enhancement of the organization

International Certifications offer the following Risk Management certification programs plus many more:


ISO 31000:2009 – Risk management — Principles and guidelines (www.iso.org)

ISO 31000:2009 provides generic guidelines for the design, implementation and maintenance of risk management processes throughout an organization. Risks affecting organizations can have consequences in terms of economic performance and professional reputation, as well as environmental, safety and societal outcomes. Therefore, managing risk effectively helps organizations to perform well in an environment full of uncertainty

ISO 31000:2009 has been developed as a replacement to the existing standard on risk management, AS/NZS 4360:2004. Although ISO 31000:2009 was not been developed with the intention for certification, many organizations still choose to be certified to this standard.


ISO 14971:2007 – Medical devices-application of risk management to medical devices (www.iso.org)

ISO 14971:2007 is an ISO standard for the application of risk management to medical devices. This standard establishes the requirements for risk management to determine the safety of a medical device by the manufacturer during the product life cycle. Such activity is required by higher level regulation and other quality management system standards such as ISO 13485:2003.


Contact us today for an obligation free fixed fee quotation for certification, if you are already certified why not get a second opinion from International Certifications?

Get a quote now!

Don’t wait any longer, get started today. Get an obligation free fixed fee quotation, simply complete this simple form and submit.


Latest News

Confused Asbestos Industry (NZ)

H&S Regs – Asbestos Industry (NZ) Since the release of The Health and Safety at Work (Asbestos) Regulations 2016 the whole asbestos removal industry in New Zealand seems to be so confused about what they need to do to comply with the safety system requirements that are being imposed on them in April 2018. ..the issues that […]

Read More  

Electricity industry NZ – Which safety standard is best for ESR 2010?

Which safety certification? ESR 2010 (NZ) Recently we have been receiving many enquiries from electricity generators and electricity distributors in New Zealand enquiring about safety certification options to comply with the requirements of the Electricity (Safety) Regulations 2010. As there seems to be confusion around this issue we thought we would put together this brief news article to help […]

Read More  


Social Media