Risk Management: Other Standards and Guidance

There are a number of national and international standards and national guidance relating to aspects of protection, risk management, crisis management, business continuity, resilience, climate change adaptation and hazard mitigation

Organisations with cultural collections in the UK are encouraged to have a commitment to a risk management approach through PAS197:2009, which is a code of practice but not a standard and therefore is not enforceable. This requires risk assessment and risk management plans to be put in place. Guidance can be found on the relevant publications section of the webpage.

The principal international standard for business continuity is BS ISO 22301. There are useful standards for risk management, and crisis management, and guidance on organisational resilience, and adapting to climate change through business continuity plans. The British Standards Institution (BSI) also publishes guidance on fire risk assessments, fire strategies and a standard on fire detection and alarm systems.

UNESCO has released guidance on Reducing Disaster Risks at World Heritage Properties as, despite their importance, many sites lack risk management plan.