9 Things To Consider For A Business Continuity Plan
Business Continuity Plan?
If there happens to be a problem, you need to
consider how you will communicate this to your
staff, suppliers and customers. This also needs to
be continued until the problem is resolved.
Severe weather conditions could cause
disruption to your business. For instance, storms
could cause power to be down and staff unable
to get into work.
#3 Building Access
You need to consider what would happen if you
or your employees were unable to access your
premises for any reason. Do you have policy
where they can work from home? Or could you
Think about what could happen if your suppliers
run into problems. Consider alternative
suppliers in case of this happening.
#5 Fire Damage
If a fire occurs, premises can be destroyed and
can cause other types of damage. Even fires in
the local area. Consider what would happen if
you and your staff cannot access the building.
#6 Fuel Plan
Although you may not think this could affect you
directly, if a fuel crisis occurs their could be
consequences for your company. For example,
the use of company vehicles and suppliers.
#7 Stolen Equipment/Data
If your equipment or data was stolen, what
impact would this have? Think about both
physical and legal costs.
#8 IT Protection
Like many others, your business may depend on
IT. If so, you need to consider how well you are
protected from hacks, failure of the system and
What would happen if your staff were ill? Would
you have access to an agency or outsource
work? You should have preparations in place if
you have key staff missing.
Do you feel prepared in terms of the nine things
If the answer is no, your business may be at risk.
Consider the ISO 22301 Business Continuity
Standard. See our online toolkit:
CertiKit ISO 22301 Toolkit