Irrespective of what your organisation exists to do, there will be times when an unforeseen event occurs and brings normal operations to a halt. This could be the result of a natural disaster or a man-made occurrence, a deliberate act or an accident. Irrespective of the cause, what matters to your stakeholders is that ‘business as usual’ is resumed as quickly as possible.
ISO 22301 is a management systems standard for business continuity management. It is a ‘generic standard’ in that it is designed to be used by organisations regardless of size and type or nature. It specifies requirements to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a documented management system to protect against, reduce the likelihood of, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disruptive incidents.
If your organization does not currently have BCM arrangements in place but now recognizes the need to introduce these, please contact the FWQRC who will be happy to assist you with progressing a solution.