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.
- Secure In The Knowledge Business Continuity Plan Template
- Secure In The Knowledge Business Continuity Planning Webinar
- Business Queensland
- CPA Australia Disaster Recovery Toolkit
- Preparing a business for natural disasters