Business Continuity Management
What is it?
Business Continuity Management (BCM) is about preparing businesses for potential incidents and identifies how organisations manage risks to ensure they can continue to deliver essential services in the event of an emergency, or during a disruption of normal day-to-day activities.
Having a robust Business Continuity Plan (BCP) containing all the information you need during and following an incident such as contact details and action cards will help you to respond and recover more effectively and efficiently, ensuring that customers, your brand, reputation and key activities are maintained, as well as your long-term business survival.
Having a well-rehearsed plan is about having the right people, making the right decisions and taking the right actions at the right time.
Could your business survive a serious crisis or disaster?
More than 50% of companies who have a Business Continuity Plan and are hit by disaster, remain in business!
Do you know what the major risks to your business operations are?
Do you have a Business Continuity Plan?
A Business Continuity Plan could help your business prepare and recover more quickly. A plan sets out the clear roles and responsibilities to enable staff to manage during a disruption. It ensures you have arrangements in place to enable key business activities to continue in the most difficult circumstances. Planning also:
• helps you maintain 'business as usual'
• reduces the potential for financial loss
• helps you maintain your good reputation
• builds staff confidence
• avoids bad publicity
• makes good business sense
Helping local businesses
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 places, amongst other duties, a statutory responsibility on local authorities to promote business continuity to all businesses and voluntary sector organisations. If you would like further information contact Doncaster Council Resilience and Emergency Planning Team email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information sources:
BCI website at www.thebci.org
- Plan it Dont Panic Business Continuity Plan Template
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