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Pandemic Response: Free Resources For Businesses

Pandemic Response: ISO

The ISO has put together a list of freely available ISO standards and pandemic response resources to support global efforts in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. They are freely available in read-only format and can be accessed by clicking the below button.

They have included the “ISO 31000:2018 Guidelines” which are an extremely useful framework for risk management.

ISO 31000 outlines principles and a process for managing risk. Implementing an effective risk management system can see the following benefits for your business:

  • Effective identification and mitigation of risks;
  • Ensure all employees and other individuals involved in your business are aware of the importance of monitoring and managing risks; and,
  • Improved identification of opportunities and threats.

In an extremely uncertain environment, having effective procedures in place to manage potential risks can position your business to perform well. 

What is ISO?

ISO (International Organisation for Standardization) is an independent, non-governmental organisation representing the National Standard Institutes of over 150 countries. They develop and publish international standards in response to the needs of the international market and global expert opinions.

In Australia, the standards that are most common for certification are:

ISO 9001 – Quality Management Systems;
ISO 22000 – Food Safety Management;
ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems;
ISO 45001 – Occupational Health and Safety Management;
ISO 31000 – Risk Management; and,
ISO 27001 – Information Security.

There are two steps to certification, first of all ensuring your systems meet ISO compliance standards and second, an external audit.

Click here to learn more about ISO compliance and certification.

Contact us today to see how we can help your organisation with its ISO compliance and certification needs.

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