ISO 14971 -standard

ISO 14971 is a key risk management standard for medical device manufacturers.

ISO 14971 – Key standard for risk management of medical devices

ISO 14971:2019 standard describes the requirements for risk management throughout the life cycle of a medical device. The purpose is to ensure the safety and performance of the product within the intended use defined by the manufacturer.

Regulations such as MDR and IVDR require consideration of risk management in the operations of organization during the life cycle of a medical device. As part of the organization’s daily operations, risk management aims to ensure controlled solutions and operations in all circumstances.

The ISO 14971 standard can be used to make sure that medical devices that end up on the market are effective and safe, and users and patients are informed about their possible residual risks.

Connection between ISO 14971 and ISO 13485 standards

ISO 13485 standard (as well as the general safety and performance requirements of MDR and IVDR) require well-described and functional risk management. Together, ISO 14971 and ISO 13485 form a functional quality and risk management system that protects equipment users from risks. To obtain the ISO 13485:2016 certificate, the organization must apply a risk-based approach to managing the processes required by the quality management system. The ISO 14971 standard supports the risk analysis of devices and the recording of risks in accordance with the ISO 13485 standard.

Kasve’s ISO 14971 services for our customers’ needs

Kasve’s experts have been implementing risk management plans and risk assessments, planning risk reduction measures, monitoring the effectiveness of the measures and preparing risk management reports in accordance with the ISO 14971 standard. From us, you get versatile help with activities related to your risk management.

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Kustannus Oy Duodecim

Read how together with Kasve, Kustannus Oy Duodecim has built a Quality Management System in accordance with the ISO 13485 standard, and is developing software product in accordance with the IEC 62304 standard.


Read how Kasve helped Cerenion to build up ISO 13485:2016 QMS that, for example, enhances company’s R&D activities, risk management and training of personnel. Kasve also participated into software development documentation.

Buddy Healthcare

Read how Kasve supported Buddy Healthcare in building up the EN ISO 13485 compliant Quality Management System and developed company’s internal auditing.

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