If your business had to close for a day, a week or a month, do you have plans in place to cope? Without a tried and tested recovery plan, it might struggle to survive. Success may depend on the ability to operate under the most challenging circumstances.
A business continuity management plan may help you return to ‘business as usual’ as soon as possible.
Download the council's 10 Minute Business Continuity Management Self-Assessment:
To make a business continuity management (BCM) plan you need to consider the following questions:
There are six elements in the business continuity management cycle:
BCM programme management
Assigning responsibilities to staff, establishing and implementing BCM within the organisation and establishing an ongoing management process.
Understanding the organisation
Undertaking business impact analysis and risk assessments to recognise where hazards and vulnerabilities exist.
Determining BCM strategy
Identifying the actions that can be taken to ensure the maintenance of critical activities for your organisation.
Developing and implementing BCM Response
Ensuring the management of an incident and continuity and recovery of critical activities that support essential products and services.
Exercising, maintaining and reviewing BCM arrangements
Keeping your organisation’s BCM arrangements valid through regular exercise and review.
Embedding BCM in the organisation’s structure
A successful BCM programme relies on embedding it into the culture of your organisation.
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