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Business Continuity

In the event of a disaster, it is vital to ensure your business can continue without stoppage - irrespective of the adverse circumstances or event. The following will help you to consider how to identify and manage the risks to your business.

Business Continuity Planning identifies exposure to threats both within and outside an organisation, and how to provide effective prevention and recovery. It is a road map or process that helps manage risks to the smooth running of an organisation or delivery of a service. It ensures continuity of critical functions in the event of a disruption, and effective recovery afterwards.

Business Continuity refers to those activities performed daily to maintain service, consistency, and recoverability - it is not something that is implemented at the time of disaster.  It is therefore imperative that any business has in place a back-up programme including disaster recovery and work area recovery if the building is unable to still be occupied. Any event that could impact operations should be included, such as supply chain interruption, loss of or damage to critical infrastructure (major machinery or computing/network resource).

The Cabinet Office has comprehensive details for business continuity. See also

 

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