A Business Continuity plan provides the structure for recovering its critical processes as quickly as possible so that they can continue minimise the impact on customers, suppliers and staff.
We all hope it will never happen but every day businesses face an event that causes major operational disruption or even worse. Extensive research shows that over 80% of businesses that suffer major disruption without a business continuity plan to fall back on will fail within 12-18 months. There is no typical business that needs a continuity plan because the truth is that every organisation needs to be able to survive disruption or disaster.
How would your business deal with:
Business Continuity is based on the global standard, BS25999 and involves:
PLAN: Discuss, agree and establish a business continuity policy and define its’ objectives,
controls, processes and procedures
DO: Analyse the needs and then implement the strategy
CHECK: Continuously monitor and
review performance against defined objectives
ACT: Take preventative and corrective action to ensure continuous improvement
(PLAN) Establish a Business Continuity plan
resources and allocate accountability.
(DO) Design, implement and carry out the plan
needs to be restored
(CHECK) Monitor and Review the BCMS
The plan needs to be monitored and reviewed on a regular basis to ensure it remains useful.
(ACT) Maintain and Improve the BCMS
BS25999 which is the recognised standard for Business Continuity planning recommends that businesses continually review the general effectiveness of their plan and improve the
preventative and corrective action contained in it.
Signa provides access to specialist qualified advisors with Business Continuity expertise and first-hand experience of implementing following disaster or disruption.
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