Business continuity is preparing your business for a crisis so that it can continue to function and recover in the event of an emergency.
What emergencies could my business face?
There are a number of disasters that could affect the way your business runs, these could include;
- Fuel shortage
- Storms and floods
- Bomb threat/Terrorism
- Computer failure
- Contamination of products
- Power failure
- Detrimental publicity
- Loss of premises or staff
- Lobbying by pressure groups
- Technical or environmental failure
Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
We recommend that you create a business continuity plan to prepare for an emergency. To help you create a plan, we have produced a business continuity management and disaster recovery document and an advice leaflet which includes a 5 step guide from the Business Continuity Institute.
Business continuity management and disaster recovery document
Business Continuity Planning guide