Business Continuity Plan Example
The below blog, written for Lee and Lea Publishing covers the key elements of preparing a Business Continuity Plan for a small or medium business.
Topics covered include:
- What is a Business Continuity Plan?
- Why do you need a Business Continuity Plan?
- What does a good Business Continuity Plan look like?
Another reason you may need a Business Continuity Plan is somebody has asked you for it.
A lot of BCP Builder’s users have joined because either a manager or a client has asked them to provide a Business Continuity Plan. It is also very common to be asked to provide a plan during the tender process or in an audit.
If you prefer the Do It Yourself approach and are not looking to hire a Consultant, then BCP Builder is the best tool for you. Using BCP Builder will allow you to follow through the requirements of ISO 22301:2012 and the Business Continuity Institute Good Practice Guidelines at your own pace.
When your plan is completed, you can present it to your Manager or Client in confidence. You will know that it is a robust document that meets international standards.
I strongly believe that you can prepare a Business Continuity Plan in one week – if you have the right people around the table. All you need to do is record their knowledge and you have your first draft.
However, it does not end there. What creates a robust plan is ongoing maintenance and updates. Every time you encounter a new incident or carry out an exercise you should update your plan with what you have learned.
This means that when a big incident strikes – you will have years of knowledge ready at your fingertips.
If you want to increase your Organizational Resilience, start with preparing a Business Continuity Plan and check out BCP Builder’s Business Continuity Planning Templates.