Novel Coronavirus Response

Instructions to download risk management standards

Thanks to the BSI initiative, you are allowed to download safely eleven risk management and business continuity standards.The first step is to register as member of the G31000 Institute and the BSI website.

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The BSI initiative

The history of this initiative is the decision of the Bureau of Indian Standards, the national Standards Body of India, to make in December 2011, the old version of ISO 31000:2009 risk management standard available to download for free. With reference to the Right To Information Act, ISO 31000 is considered as a public safety standard of particular interest to the public, particularly disadvantaged communities and those engaged in the pursuit of education and knowledge.

Thinking to the successful Right To Information Act in India while UK governments and politicians and UK companies and organisations are in despair, the British Standards Institution (BSI), the national standards body of the United Kingdom producing technical standards and an influential member of ISO - International Organization for Standardization has decided to propose a genuine initiative to the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), by making information on risk management and business continuity standards available to the UK business community even if, in practice, the link is available to anyone, worldwide.

COVID-19 has heightened awareness of the importance of being prepared, business continuity and crisis management. BSI standards contain this expert guidance and we are putting it in the hands of those who need to apply it, ensuring that industry can access easily the guidance and expertise that will help them right now. We hope that sharing these standards at no cost will help SMEs and organisations across the UK weather the economic crisis that they are facing. said by Scott Steedman, Director of Standards at BSI

Preventive/proactive versus reactive standards

A preventive/proactive approach focuses on eliminating potential problems before they have a chance to appear and a reactive approach is based on responding to events after they have happened.

Preventive/proactive guidelines are generally more effective in terms of avoiding /reducing loss of life, property damage, economic cost, liabilities and impact to reputation. Remember the old adage that prevention is better than cure.

The difference between these two approaches is the perspective adopted by guidelines and standards when recommendations are provided in assessing actions and events.

Those eleven risk and business continuity standards are:

Reactive standards in risk management:

Proactive/preventive standards in risk management:

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