This is a tool for self-assessment to investigate to what extent an organization has in place a system for managing biological risks, so-called biorisks. The tool is primarily used for self-control but can also be used for external auditing.
The self-assessment follows the structure of the international agreement Laboratory biorisk management, CWA 15793. The questions are based on the following five areas of requirements:
Policy, which includes Biorisk management policy.
Planning, comprising Hazard identification, risk assessment and risk control, Conformity and compliance, respectively Objectives, targets and programme.
Implementation and operation, that includes Roles, responsibilities and authorities, Personnel training, awareness and competence, Consultation and communication, Operational control, as well as Emergency response and contingency plans.
Checking and corrective action, comprising Performance measures and analysis of data, Records, document and data control, Inventory monitoring and control, Accident and incident investigation, non-conformity, corrective and preventive actions, respectively Inspection and audit.
Review, which includes Biorisk management review.
Self-assessment is performed on a floating scale. Read more about practical implementation under More Info.
By answering the questions you will get response to what extent the requirements of CWA 15793 are met by your organization. The results, given in percentages that corresponds the extent to which the requirements are met, should be interpreted as indicators highlighting areas that need improvement and thereby minimize biorisks within your organization.