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RiskNZ Standards Update

February 2018 update from KRISTIN HOSKIN - RiskNZ Management Board Member

 

Recent activities on the Standards front include that comments on IEC/ISO 31010 Risk Management -Risk Assessment Techniques are due in by 16 February. Discussion of comments received will take place in April before it goes to Final Draft International Standard (FDIS). This document is a technical revision and will replace the 2009 (first) edition. You can contact me at kristin@risknz.org.nz for further information.

For those members with interests on both sides of the Tasman, Round 16 of Standard's Australia Project Prioritisation and Selection Process opens on 5 February. Information on proposing a standard to Standards Australia is available on their website.

The OB-007 Risk Management Committee met on 13-14 November in ACT. At the meeting a number of initiatives were progressed:

  • Liaison between OB-007 Committee and SF-001 Safety Management Committee was advanced. Liaison with MB-025 Security, and QR-005 Dependability are also in place.
  • HB436 Risk Management Guidelines Companion to AS/NZS ISO 31000 was discussed with a project proposal expected in the latter half of 2018.
  • Progress on the AS/NZS 5050 project was discussed. (HB 292 Guidance for managing disruption related risk has been put on hold until completion of 5050).
  • A new working group to develop a Handbook for Guidance for implementing ISO 31000. Australia has nominated two members to WG5 Management of Legal Risk. The project under this working group may replace HB 296:2007 (which is being reconfirmed).
  • A new terminology coordination group (TCG 1) has been formed. · The third draft of HB167 Security Related Risk Management is likely to be presented to OB-007 in
  • April (current version is 2006).
  • HB192 Guide for Managing Risk in Motor Sport is up for consideration.
  • HB294: 2006 National post-border weed risk management protocol is to be withdrawn.

The next OB-007 meeting is in Sydney on 22-23 February. I will be attending that meeting and will issue the next update on Standards after that.

Standards NZ is establishing a new development committee to identically adopt ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Management – Requirements with guidance for use. The committee is likely to be confirmed in February. The formation of this committee comes out of the scoping workshop that I reported on last year.

 

If any member has an interest in a particular risk related standard, or Standards Australia/Standards New Zealand activity, and wants further information please do contact me at kristin@risknz.org.nz