Comments and votes on ISO/DIS 31000 have been submitted and a clear majority has approved the draft international standard. The next meeting of ISO/TC 262 will take place from July 10th to July 14th in Sunnyvale, California. It will open and close with Technical Committee plenaries while the rest of the time will mostly be spent in Working Group 2 meetings doing the bulk of the work. (photo: TrenchFreeTM)
The ISO/TC 262 SBP (Strategic Business Plan) is up for revision. TC 262 created Ad‑Hoc group 02 to start the revision of its SBP. This group started working in March and is discussing the SBP. It is also canvassing TC 262 members to gather ideas for future work and it is discussing recommendations on numbering an titling for TC 262. Stakeholders are invited to look at the current edition of the SBP for TC 262 which was created in 2013 and which is available to the public for free on the ISO Website and send in their remarks to the secreariat.
ISO 31000 has been circulated as DIS (Draft International Standard) on February 17th and is now available for public review. Interested Parties should contact their National Standardization Bodies listed on iso.org. Togerther with the experts who worked on the DIS isotc262 reports on the status of the ongoing revision explaining the key changes compared to the 2009 version and discussing why those changes have been made – informing you first-hand on the work of the Technical Committee.
Following TMB approval on February 9th, 2017, Jason Brown, who had been nominated the new chairman of TC 262 by BSI, took office. He succeeded Kevin Knight.
Jason is a corporate director in Thales in Australia with a range of global responsibilities and extensive standards experience. He talked to isotc262.org about his career, his journey to risk management and his views on the future of TC 262.
In line with ISO procedural rules Kevin Knight’s term as helmsman of TC 262 expires on December 31st, 2016 without the option for renewal. He will hand over the helm to Jason Brown, a corporate director in Thales in Australia with a range of global responsibilities which demonstrate high level leadership and risk management expertise.
Following a resolution of TC 262 taken at its Moscow meeting on April 8th, 2016 and further consultation and ballots of the National standards bodies both ISO/TC 262 WG 3 Disruption Related Risk and ISO/TC 262 WG 4 Supply Chain Risk have been disbanded on formal grounds. Their work items were discontinued.
TC 262 Working Group 2 tackled over 865 technical comments to CD 3 of ISO 31000 by breaking up into four task groups and good coordination between them facilitated by Helen Foster (Australia and Awad Loubani (Canada) ensuring consistency of the evolving document. The new draft presented at the end of the week to the TC will be issued as DIS after some final editing and will be considerably shorter than the 2009 version of the standard.
On Monday Oct. 17th.. JSMO, the Jordan Standards and Metrology Organization welcomed Technical Committee 262 in Amman acknowledging the important role of standardization and risk management in global business. Until October 21st, JSMO hosted the TC 262 meeting in Amman. JSMO is one of Jordan’s Centers of Excellence. JSMO is the National Standards Body in Jordan. One of their objectives is raising awareness in Jordan and all Arab countries on risk management. Dr. Haydar AlZaben, Director General of JSMO welcomed Technical Committee 262 at their plenary meeting on Friday:
We have taken the opportunity of the meeting in Amman to interview the Head of the Jordan delegation to the TC 262 meeting asking questions about Risk Management and the use of ISO 31000 in Jordan.
Now is time for the experts nominated by their national standardization bodies (NSBs) and the delegates to prepare for the Amman meeting which will take place from Oct. 17th to Oct. 21st. After the Moscow reset it will be exciting to see how the NSBs perceived the Moscow work of working group 2. All ISO 31000 end users and risk management practitioners who want to learn more about the ongoing revision of ISO 31000 or want join the work on standardizing risk management should contact the NSB in their county.