Emergencies can develop suddenly and without warning. They can threaten and disrupt your business, and impact upon you and your staff. Having invested heavily in your business, you need to ensure it remains safe, secure and viable.
What impact would it have on your business if:
- there was a power/utility failure?
- you had a shortage of staff?
- your building was damaged?
- your suppliers or contractors let you down?
- you lost digital data?
Being better informed and better prepared to deal with emergencies has a wide range of benefits, and is good business practice. It also reassures your customers and suppliers that you take the resilience and security of your business seriously: it is good for you, your staff, your business and your reputation.
Business continuity assistance
According to the Business Continuity Institute, business continuity is often described as ‘just common sense’ - taking responsibility for your business and enabling it to stay on course whatever storms it's forced to weather.
Under the Civil Contingencies Act (2004), we have a duty to work with local businesses to develop their understanding around business continuity.
Download our Business Continuity 'quick reference' template to help you plan for emergencies which could affect your business.
Contact our Emergency Planning team for further advice and support.
Business continuity life cycle
The business continuity management (BCM) life cycle is a phased, iterative process consisting of 5 stages.
To find out more about each stage, select a page link which relates to each phase of the process.
Stage 1 - Understanding your business