A key part of ISO 45001 certification is risk assessment (and subsequent risk management). But the language and regulations around them can be confusing and intimidating. In this blog, we want to break down exactly what risk assessments are, why you should be conducting them regularly. And how our team can help you on your ISO 45001 certification journey.
The Importance of Risk Assessments
Risk assessments are incredibly important, both for ISO certification and for the proper functioning of your business. A comprehensive risk assessment allows you to survey your entire operation and the processes that it uses every day, giving you a better overview. Not only do risk assessments ensure that you are meeting your legal responsibilities and ensuring the safety of your staff. But they also provide opportunities to identify issues and optimise your systems. They can help you save crucial money and time.
How Do Risk Assessments Work?
A risk assessment is a two-step process; assessment, and then treatment. After you have identified the security controls that you need to avoid any incidents, implementing them is known as treatment. The initial assessment should be comprehensive and detail-oriented, allowing you to analyse your processes and highlight any potential issues that you have uncovered. The aim of a risk assessment is ultimately to improve, even if it initially feels critical.
How Can Mark1 Help?
At Mark1, we help clients from a huge variety of industries and areas. Whether your business is small or large, we are well-equipped to assist you. We can assist you through the risk assessment process, answer any questions you might have, and support you in implementing your findings to meet ISO 45001 guidelines.
To discuss your risk assessment requirements, you can contact the Mark1 team here.