Business continuity planning

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 on Wednesday, May 8, 2024