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ISO Standards

Societal security. Business continuity management systems. Requirements.

ISO 22301 is the “what if?” standard, encouraging businesses to think about what they would do in disaster circumstances, such as loss of a headquarters building. How would they continue to deliver services to their customers? The standard pushes on from simple disaster recovery toward the goal of continuing in business despite a disaster, and encourages the development of a living “Business Continuity Plan”, regularly updated and amended, rather than written for a tender, and then forgotten (as often happens…!)

What you need to know

Being prepared for the worst is always wise, though in reality few businesses have the time necessary to make and keep updated a full Business Continuity Plan. ISO 22301 encourages the generation of plans which match the risks and resources within an organisation. It should be rooted in reality. Even if external certification against ISO 22301 is out of the question, following the principles it suggests is wise, and is also a requirement of many UK government contracts….

How we can help

Our wide background of industry experience, coupled with a distinctive down-to-earth approach means that we’re realistic, healthily pessimistic, but certainly not idealistic. It’s our conviction that, the closer the management system is how the business runs, the more likely it is that it will lead to compliance, and will be kept up to date and respected.

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