Business continuity

What is business continuity?

Business Continuity . . . identifying the essential functions within your organisation and considering how these functions would continue to operate during an emergency incident.

Hole in a wall

Ask yourself:

How long could we cope if there was a power cut or the phones went dead?

What if an incident prevented delivery to a key customer?

Is the business at risk of flooding?

How would a major incident affect staff's morale?

Sandbags in a shop doorway

How would serious damage to my premises affect the business?

Business continuity may involve making contingency plans for the sudden loss or unavailability of work sites, staff and skills, suppliers and partners, specialist equipment, technology and communications, data and information and utilities. This list is not exhaustive and there may be some risks which are specific to your organisation.

The benefits of advanced planning

Considering business continuity early on, rather than when an emergency occurs, will help prepare you to offer 'business as usual' in the quickest possible time.

Advanced planning helps your business to:

Last Updated: 29/03/2016