Business Continuity

Businesses need to be robust before, during and after disasters and the best way to achieve this is to have a business continuity plan (BCP).

A BCP is a practical approach to ensuring your business is prepared for, and can continue to operate during and after, an incident or crisis. The plan will help you to:

  • identify and prevent risks and prepare for risks that you can’t control
  • identify business critical functions including team members and suppliers
  • respond and recover if an incident or crisis occurs.

You may not be able to predict every kind of incident that could threaten your business, but you can develop a plan that covers a range of incidents (e.g. natural disasters, computer problems, staffing issues, etc.).

To get the most out of your plan you need to establish a testing and updating schedule. This will allow you to incorporate changes to your business and adapt to changing circumstances.