Details of the Civil Contingencies
Act, which came into effect on 1st April 2005, can be found on
the UK Resilience
website. The Act places a responsibility on Local Authorities
to promote resilience within the local business community.
The main objective of a Business Continuity Plan
is to provide a means of recovery of a business which has been
affected by a crisis or a business
interruption. Major incidents can come in the
shape of fire, flood, storm, bomb, road closure, computer system
crash and many other unexpected ways. Business Continuity
involves making a set of arrangements that makes sure your business
can operate during and after an emergency.
A crisis could happen to any business
irrespective of size, from a large enterprise employing a number of
staff to a family run corner shop. Having a
Business Continuity Plan may make the difference between keeping or
losing your business in the event of a disaster - Further
information is available from the Business Continuity Institute or
any of the links below.
Last Updated - 02/08/2011