Emergency and business continuity planning
How would you cope if your offices were flooded? Would important work be lost if you experienced a lengthy power cut? What will happen if half of your workforce went down with 'flu over several weeks?
Following any serious accident or disruption could your business be up and running quickly? Could you do your job and meet the needs of your clients and customers or would your business be seriously damaged?
If you don't know the answers you should be thinking about Business Continuity Planning because experience has shown that organisations with business continuity arrangements in place are more likely to stay in business and recover quickly in the event of an emergency than those who do not.
Businesses continuity plans are generic plans designed to help organisations respond to and recover from disruptions, whatever their source and whatever aspect of the business they affect.
Eighty per cent of small businesses affected by major incidents close within 18 months. Ninety per cent of businesses that lose data from disasters shut within two years.
Business continuity plans help your business safeguard against the problems caused by major incidents. Businesses that have prepared for an emergency in advance and have business continuity management arrangements in place are more likely to stay in business and recover quickly in the event of an emergency than those that do not.