Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Planning
Ensuring your business is prepared for the unexpected crisis or disaster…
Crisis management and business continuity planning
Why you need to plan for possible crises
It’s essential to plan thoroughly to protect yourself from the impact of potential crises – from fire, flood or theft to IT system failure, restricted access to premises or illness of key staff.
This planning is very important for businesses since they often lack the resources to cope easily in a crisis.
Failure to plan could be disastrous. At best you risk losing customers while you’re getting your business back on its feet. At worst your business may never recover
and may ultimately cease trading.
As part of the planning process you should:
- identify potential crises that might affect you
- determine how you intend to minimise the risks of these disasters occurring
- set out how you’ll react if a disaster occurs in a business continuity plan
- test the plan regularly
Business Continuity Management is based on the principle that it is the key responsibility of an organisation’s directors to ensure the continuation of its business operations at all times and this necessitates having suitable plans, processes and practices in place to meet most eventualities.
A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is something that your stakeholders, including your clients, will expect you to have, and your insurer will almost certainly want you to provide as part of your responsibility toward risk management.
Our experts have helped many companies to assess critical aspects of their processes and to develop structured BCPs. Each plan is developed with the specific needs of the company in mind, while implementing best practice from across the sector.
How we will help
- In-depth review of your site(s) and critical processes
- Risk and business impact analyses
- Identifiy aspects which might increase the possibility of business interruption
- Development of appropriate strategies to promote recovery of key processes
- A report of prioritised actions critical to continuity and recovery
- A written Business Continuity Plan
- Establishment of evaluation and review processes
- Saves you money and protects your and your customers’ assets