BS EN IEC 31010:2019

BS EN IEC 31010:2019

Risk management. Risk assessment techniques

Status : Current   Published : August 2019



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What is this standard about?

It gives guidance on how to select and apply risk assessment techniques in a wide range of contexts. These techniques will help users make decisions where there’s uncertainty and provide information about particular risks as part of a risk management process. The standard summarizes a range of techniques and references other documents where these techniques are described in more detail.

Who is this standard for?

In particular, risk managers and organizations required to conduct risk assessments for compliance or conformance purposes. In addition, it will be useful to:

  • Anyone involved in assessing risk
  • People involved in developing guidance setting 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

–       Need to understand the outcomes of assessments

–       Have to choose assessment techniques to meet particular needs

Why should you use this standard?

It gives 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.

It works as an introduction to selected techniques and compares their possible applications, benefits, and limitations. It also provides references to sources of more detailed information.

NOTE 1: While this standard discusses and provides example techniques, the techniques described are non-exhaustive and no recommendation is made as to the efficacy of any given technique in any given circumstance. Care should be taken in selecting any technique to ensure that it is appropriate reliable and effective in the given circumstance.

NOTE 2: Good management practices should be followed throughout and are not repeated in this standard.    

What’s changed since the last update?

This standard is a technical revision which replaces BS EN 31010:2010 Risk management - Risk assessment techniques. It includes the following significant technical changes:

  • More detail is given on the process of planning, implementing, verifying and validating the use of the techniques
  • The number and range of application of the techniques has been increased
  • The concepts covered in BS ISO 31000 Risk management (which is a normative document) are no longer repeated in this standard

Standard NumberBS EN IEC 31010:2019
TitleRisk management. Risk assessment techniques
Publication Date16 August 2019
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)ISO 31000:2018, ISO Guide 73:2009
Informative References(Provided for Information)EN 61511, EN IEC 60812, EN ISO 22000, IEC 62502, IEC 60812, IEC 61508, EN 61165, EN 62508, IEC 60300-3-11, EN 62740, EN 61508, IEC 61165, ISO 22000, IEC 62740, IEC 61882, EN ISO 22301, EN 61882, ISO 22301, IEC 61511, EN 62502, EN 60300-3-11, IEC 62508
ReplacesBS EN 31010:2010
International RelationshipsEN IEC 31010:2019,IEC 31010:2019
DescriptorsDocuments, Estimation, Data acquisition, Risk assessment, Management operations, Enterprises, Management techniques, Risk analysis, Organizations, Management, Reliability, Data analysis
Title in FrenchManagement du risque. Techniques d'appréciation du risque
Title in GermanRisikomanagement. Verfahren zur Risikobeurteilung
ISBN978 0 580 95443 6
File Size3.408 MB

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