Understanding Risk Approach for Management Systems

Understanding Risk Approach for Management Systems

Implementing Risk Based Thinking within Management Systems

Anyone responsible for managing or working with a management system that includes Risk Based Thinking, should understand the global framework for risk management approach, as required by management systems.  This includes the CASCO standards (ISO/IEC 17000 series), and management system standards such a ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 etc. This two day training will give you valuable insights and tools to help you implement conformant approaches in Risk Based Thinking.

American Standardization Council (ASC), a leading accreditation body in the U.S. provides this essential training course.


This training course is designed to provide a practical understanding of the global framework for risk management approach, as required by management system standards, such as ISO/IEC 17000 series, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 etc.

The course is based on industry best practice of risk management as described in ISO 31000:2018, the international standard that governs this issue. It contains the major subject areas related to risk management providing participants with a unique opportunity to obtain in-depth understanding of conformant risk approaches in management systems. The course also includes a detailed presentation on international Standardization, and Conformity Assessment practices, the evolution of risk management and its core risk principles, the risk framework design and application, and the attributes of enhanced risk management. Emphasis is on practical and pragmatic approaches, as opposed to only theoretical underpinnings

On completion of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Interpret and describe risk management principles;
  • Demonstrate knowledge and confidence in the implementation of principles and guidelines of a risk management system;
  • Recognize the benefits of ISO 31000 guidance standard and integration with CASCO standards and  management system standards (i.e. ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 22000, SA 8000, ISO 27000 etc.);
  • Perform Risk Analysis, identifying, evaluating and categorizing risks;
  • Introduce and implement a risk management program tailored to their respective organization;
  • Use typical risk management templates (e.g. risk likelihood and risk consequences ranges, risk matrix and risk treatment plans).
  • Understand the basics of Crisis Management

This is a two-day course, containing interactive case studies and practical exercises providing a detailed map to Risk Management Corporate Implementation.


There are no prerequisites for this training.  However, practice and experience in the implementation and use of management systems and/or having experience of business risks would be beneficial.


Course tutor is member of ISO TC 176 and ASC/CASCO Working Groups

  • Conformity Assessment Bodies (labs, inspection bodies, certification bodies) currently accredited or seeking accreditation
  • Management
  • Internal Auditors
  • Regulators or Specifiers
  • Assessors or Consultants

Contact training department for more info at admin@americanscouncil.com


$600.00 USD


$800.00 USD

*  Early registration cut-off is normally 21 days prior to the scheduled training event.

5% additional discount for 2nd, 3rd, or more students from the same company attending the same training course. Space is Limited to 20 people for each training session.

Fees are non-refundable for cancellations; however, you may substitute another member of your staff, or attend another class offered by ASC at a later date.  If ASC cancels this class for any reason, the full registration fee paid will be refunded.