Business Continuity Planning And Management

Category: Business Continuity Planning And Management

Course Description

Are you completely confident in your organisation’s ability to continue operating despite a major interruption? Loss of IT is the most common interruption suffered by organisations, regardless of size or sector, but how would you fare with other problems, such as:

  • Severe weather
  • Pandemic flu or other disease outbreaks
  • Terrorist attacks on critical infrastructure or crowded places
  • Flooding
  • Fraud
  • Fire
  • Theft
  • Transport system failure
  • Major industrial accident
  • Any other threat particularly relevant to your organisation?


By the time you leave this course you will have a firm grasp of:

  • ‘Business continuity’ versus ‘Disaster recovery’
  • How to identify the risks which affect continuity of business – and how to mitigate them
  • The range of disasters which can seriously affect business
  • The importance of all employees playing a part
  • The need for awareness training for all employees
  • How to prepare and review a plan
  • The importance of communication and call trees

Course Outline

  • Why plan for business continuity?
  • That is the question!
  • Some statistics to get you thinking
  • Putting risks in perspective
  • Rare or unusual events
  • Common events
  • Weather, theft and vandalism
  • Some things we might forget
  • Current issues affecting us all
  • Responsibility and accountability
  • Adherence to legislative and regulatory requirements
  • Policies
  • Delegation and supervision
  • Insurance
  • Details to be included
  • Benefits / rewards / cost savings for your organisation
  • A common sense approach
  • How to collect data
  • Critical scoring example (red / green / amber)
  • Example(s) of BIA spreadsheet(s)
  • HR
  • IT
  • Insurance
  • Others
  • Call tree(s) and examples
  • Contractors and suppliers
  • How it all fits together
  • How to take it forward – review / update / training
  • Emergency pack