ISO 31000 certification scheme
Risk Management

Take control of risks and protect your reputation.

The ISO 31000 standard gives you a structured framework of international best practices for managing risks and opportunities. Following this framework will increase your chance of reaching your business objectives. It will help you analyse and assess factors that work for or against your objectives, make better decisions and improve management techniques across your organisation.

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What is ISO 31000?

Achieving certification to the ISO 31000 Citation ISO Certification Scheme will send a clear message to your employees, customers, and other stakeholders that you are committed to managing risks in every part of your business. It will protect your business from internal and external threats while increasing public confidence in your management abilities. This will enhance your company’s reputation and give you a competitive advantage when bidding for commercial tenders.

Public, private and community enterprises can all benefit from ISO 31000 because it covers most business activities, including research, planning, management and communications. Although you probably manage risk to some extent, this international standard will provide you with best practice management techniques. It will enable you to analyse your risks and opportunities across all business functions, at all times, and at every level of management.

The benefits of ISO 31000

Here are the top benefits of using the ISO 31000 framework:

  1. Improve operational efficiency and governance

  2. Increase stakeholder confidence in your risk management techniques

  3. Strengthen operational controls, including mandatory and voluntary reporting

  4. Improve your business performance, crisis management and organisational resilience

  5. Respond to change effectively and protect your business as you grow

How much does ISO 31000 cost?

Prices will vary based on the size and complexity of your business.

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The requirements of ISO 31000

As a Risk Management Framework Standard, you cannot be directly certified to the ISO Standard.  We have taken the risk management framework in the Standard and converted this into a fully-functional Management System certification scheme.   Certification for ISO 31000 is optional; you can, if you wish, opt for implementation only. Either way, our expert consultants will make the process as straightforward as possible for you. This includes helping your business make any necessary changes to its processes.

Our 3-stage certification scheme process ensures you get the help you need at every step. We can even create your Risk Management Manual for you, saving you time and money.

Once you have achieved certification to the Citation ISO Certification Scheme, you will need to pass an audit each year. This is to ensure your business continues to benefit from the ISO 31000 Certification Scheme risk management framework. Your first audit will be one year after you receive your certificate.

Frequently asked questions

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How can QMS help your Business?

The QMS process gets your business certified for success:


Our nationwide team of consultants and auditors has provided certifications to clients ranging from SMEs to blue chip organisations across a broad spectrum of verticals and industries.


Our processes add value at every stage, without taking up unwarranted management time. We commit to providing you with the best possible value for money – including a price promise from the outset, along with the ability to stagger payments at no extra cost.


We remove the red tape and paperwork for you, making the process as smooth and uncomplicated as possible, and ensuring you get the framework that works for you.

How have businesses benefited from ISO certification?

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    [The Consultant] visited us to complete our external ISO audit. I explained to [him] that I am new to the process and have recently taken ownership of Soilfix's internal BMS auditing procedure.During the audit [the Consultant] was careful to explain each piece of information he required and where it linked into the clauses and standard. This was very beneficial to both myself and my colleague, as it demonstrated to us that we are going along the right track with our internal auditing process in support of retaining our ISO accreditations.
    Lewis Hunt, Asbestos Manager, Soilfix Limited

    ISO 9001 certification has enabled us to tender for much larger projects. We have also gained ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification through QMS, which sets us apart from our competitors and demonstrates our commitment to quality standards to our customers.
    Andrew Maltby, Maltby Land Surveys Ltd

3 Steps to Certification

With our help, the certification process can take as little as 45 days to complete

Getting to grips with the gaps

We’ll spend some time with you carrying out a gap analysis to see how your current processes and procedures match up to the requirements of the ISO Standard. And we’ll collect details of the areas that already do so we can create your bespoke management system for you in our smart online hub, Atlas.

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Getting up to Standard

Now it’s time to make any changes. With handy reminders to help you keep on track of tasks and editable templates at your fingertips, you can make sure all the records you need are in place to achieve certification.

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Getting ISO certification

An ISO auditor will check you’ve addressed any gaps correctly and that you’re following the documented processes. Once everything is in place, you’ll be recommended for certification. Your new certificate and certification marks will be ready to download from Atlas.

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Your all-in-one management system solution

Formerly known as QMS Connect, Atlas ISO delivers all the tools you need to achieve and maintain ISO compliance.

With simple navigation, real-time reporting and the ability to modify and update content on the go, Atlas keeps you in control. Accessible online via your computer, tablet or smartphone 24 hours a day, Atlas ISO helps you manage your ISO Management System in real-time.

Atlas helps engage your teams, so that you can capture data that will drive business decisions – increasing repeat business, reducing customer complaints and ultimately saving you both time and money.

ISO 31000 Resources

    Guide to ISO certification

    Why you should choose QMS to assist your business with ISO certification

    Standard Overview: ISO 31000

    Overview of the ISO 31000 Risk Management System Standard

    Understanding the Basics of ISO 31000

    QMS International Company Profile

    Find out about QMS, our achievements and some of our clients

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