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ISO 31000 Risk Management

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ISO 31000 Risk Management Checklist

This ISO 31000 risk management checklist will help you identify gaps in risk management and comply with ISO standards.

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Risk Assessment Template

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What is an ISO 31000 framework?

ISO 31000 is the 2009 International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) international standard for risk management that provides organisations with a foundational plan for designing, implementing and maintaining risk management The latest version, ISO 31000:2018, is used by companies in various industries as a guide to improve their practices in accordance with ISO risk management standards.

The guidance for ISO 31000 certification can be adapted to suit the needs of each industry and company. The ISO standard provides a very general approach, which is applicable to any type of risk.

This article deals with:

1. The new ISO 31000:2018

2. 6 Principles: Risk management ISO 31000

2. 4 steps to ISO 31000 certification

3. Lumiform: A mobile app to improve risk management

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The New ISO 31000:2018

The New ISO 31000:2018 standard is a revised version to improve implementation in companies. These are the four most important improvements to ISO 31000:2018.

Interdisciplinary approach

The new ISO 31000:2018 norm focusses on an integral approach which is based on general risk management instead of the old method of focussing on a specific aspect, such as quality, safety, health or environment. In this way the Standard provides an optimization process for a company as a whole, instead of specific aspects of it.


The new norm also focusses especiall on the competence of management to, again, establish a risk management covering all areas of a company more thoroughly. This helps to ensure a constant improvement of risk evaluation and corrective action.

Systematic management

The more thorough method of risk management according to DIN ISO 31000 is a more strategic, organizational approach of identifying, analyzing and categorizing risks. It deals with questions, such as:

  1. Where do risks occur?

  2. How do they affect certain aspects of the company?

  3. Which priorities need to be established in order to minimize said risk?

6 Principles: Risk management ISO 31000

The following principles illustrate the high importance of a risk management system. They also provide important hints and tips on the design and structure of a management system.

  1. The ISO 31000 certification ensures that you achieve your business goals.

  2. It is important to implement the risk management system in all relevant areas.

  3. A stable corporate structure is essential for ISO 3100 certification.

  4. Available and transparent data is essential for a functioning risk management.

  5. All persons involved should have full insight into the risk management system.

  6. Continuous improvement and adaptation to new standards and circumstances are very important for a functioning risk management system.

3 steps to ISO-31000 certification

The four steps for successful ISO-31000 certification are based on the principles just described. Before a risk management system can be successfully introduced, the structure of a company must be in place. Both internal and external factors count. The various responsibilities must be clearly defined. Once the points are clear and have been implemented, these three steps can follow:

  1. Implementation
  2. Evaluation
  3. Improvement

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Lumiform as your digital risk management tool

With a digital checklist for ISO 31000 certification, you can easily carry out a risk inspection via tablet or smartphone - online or offline. With the desktop version, you can create a customised checklist and then evaluate the collected data. Lumiform also offers tools for many ISO certifications, like our checklist for an ISO 9015:2001 audit or ISO 14001 checklist for environmental management assessments.

With Lumiform, you can comply more easily with the constantly increasing legal requirements for the documentation of processes by documenting with the mobile app via smartphone or tablet and being guided by the system through all documentation processes. Clean, transparent documentation helps to avoid high fines. The easiest way to do this is with a digital solution like Lumiform.

Other advantages of a digital solution:

  • Continuous increase in quality and safety: Through the flexible checklist construction kit, you can constantly optimise internal inspections and processes. Lumiform guides the auditor through the audit, so there is no need for training.

  • In addition, we offer more than 9,000 ready-made templates to help companies get started digitally in no time.

  • The very simple operation offers no room for errors for auditors on-site. The app offers less complexity in documenting or filling out checklists than complicated paper or Excel lists.

  • All results, images and comments are automatically bundled in a digital report.

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