Business Continuity Plan

Internal Auditors are Business Continuity Management Friends!

If your organisation employs internal auditors, then as a business continuity manager, make sure you get acquainted – and sooner rather than later! Your auditor colleagues have a responsibility to evaluate and review the level of business continuity, as well as making recommendations for actions. They also have skills and experience to ask important questions about what is being done to prevent adverse conditions bringing operations to a halt. With the help of internal auditors, you can multiply the business continuity message and reinforce awareness top-down across the all departments via departmental/functional heads. Read more

2014-12-15T10:00:10+11:00By |Business Continuity|

Making Your Business Continuity Plan – Tips for Success

You’ve had the training, you know your subject, now it’s time to get that business continuity plan down on paper – or into your PC. However, what seems crystal clear in your head when you start may not turn out quite the same way after you’ve written it out. To help construct a plan that does justice to your vision of how things should be, start with the scope of your business continuity plan. First, make sure that your plan addresses business continuity for processes, not for isolated incidents: for example, ‘denial of access to premises’, rather than ‘fire at the main entrance’. Second, make sure your plan covers all the essential processes – and not just the ones for IT or a central factory, for example. Read more