BUSINESS CONTINUITY MANAGEMENT
ISO 22301:2019 is the International Quality Management Standard for Business Continuity.
What Is ISO 22301?
ISO 22301:2019 is the internationally agreed standard for business continuity. This standard helps various organisations across the world ensure they can keep business operations running during a crisis or emergency.
The business continuity standard is designed for various industries and organisations to prove that they are committed to continuing operations by protecting them against potential threats.
How To Get Certified To ISO 22301
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Benefits of ISO 22301
Business resilience and security
Decreased operating costs
Improve relationships with stakeholders
Ability to win more business
Meet legal requirements
Improved risk management
What is a Business Continuity Plan?
A business continuity plan (BCP) is a document that outlines how your organisation is going to prevent threats that arise in crisis, as well as how to recovery if you are impacted.
This plan will outline how all staff and assets will be protected in the event of a disaster. The BCP should also include whether employees will be able to work from home if the office has to shut down, and detail how this will work.
A BCP will benefit your organisation as it ensures that everyone understands what is going to happen to the workforce in the event of a crisis.
What is a Disaster Recovery Plan?
A disaster recovery plan (DRP) is similar to a BCP, but the main difference with this is that it will get put into action once a disaster has actually occurred.
While the BCP and DRP work together, they should be thought of as different documents and will have various contents.
DRP's tend to focus on the IT side of your organisation, such as data backups and recovery and security of information.
It is best to think of the BCP as the main plan, with the DRP sitting inside of this.
Business Continuity Management Compliance Software
Use Mango to look after the standard activities of business continuity, including:
Contact trace employees using the Mango App
Track the allocation of PPE to employees right across the organisation
Record and track employee illnesses and injuries
Record employee inductions, training, licences and certificates and be reminded of renewals
Prove to auditors that you are conforming with business continuity requirements
Changing Industry Landscapes and Expectations
No matter the industry your business operates in, you are likely to be prone to threats that come about from the industry changing and being disrupted.
We have seen this in the recent case of the COVID-19 outbreak, which saw thousands of businesses around the world put operations on hold or completely dissipate.
If your organisation has prepared for the event of the industry landscape changing and outlined the many ways this could happen, you will be better prepared for what is to come.
A business continuity plan can help you outline how the landscapes might change, and enable you to put procedures in place that will enable you to be resilient in the face of disruptions and threats.
Why Implement a Business Continuity System?
Implementing a business continuity system will benefit organisations of various sizes and industries. The consequences that arise from lack of preparation could result in your organisation being overtaken by competitors.
Having a business continuity management (BCM) system in place may be the defining factor in ensuring you can still send products during a crisis, or even help with more serious effects - such as loss of life, assets or income.
Implementing ISO 22301 will not only mean that you demonstrate that you can respond to incidents and risks, but will also decrease the chance of your business being severely disrupted.