If you are a business owner or manager you should be prepared for emergency situations. What would you do in the event of a fire or flood? Can your business cope if severe weather affects your deliveries or IT systems?
Many businesses run without mishap for years but it's important to have a business continuity plan in place if things do go wrong.
- What are your critical business processes?
- What resources do they require?
- What are the potential risks to these processes?
- How can you reduce these risks?
- How will you cope if the worst happens?
We can support and advise you on your business continuity plan, but we cannot write the plan for you. Email email@example.com for advice.
The Business Continuity Institute provides training, webinars, news and advice to help you create a resilient business.
Once your plan is in place
Even if you are confident that you have robust contingencies in place you should not be complacent.
- Revisit your business continuity plan regularly and update it as necessary.
- Ask your key suppliers and partners what their plans are for an emergency - don't assume they have a plan.
- Make sure your key members of staff are aware of the plan and the actions they need to take.