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Business Continuity Planning Toolkit

What is business continuity planning?

Business continuity planning is the process of creating a plan in order to recover the most vulnerable parts of your company after a business interruption occurs. Your company’s business continuity plan, in conjunction with business interruption insurance, form your business continuity management (BCM) programme. Businesses with strong BCM programmes are more resilient in emergencies and disasters.

Why is business continuity planning important?

More than 60 per cent of small businesses do not have a formal emergency response plan. A business continuity plan, if implemented and maintained, can be the difference between successfully recovering from a business interruption and going out of business.

How do I use this guide?

The Business Continuity Planning Toolkit pairs with the Business Continuity Sample Plan, providing descriptions of each section of the sample plan. This toolkit follows the same format as the sample plan, making it easy to use as guidance when developing the sample plan together.

This toolkit is divided into seven sections:

  1. Direction and Control
  2. Communication
  3. Life Safety
  4. Property Protection
  5. Community Outreach
  6. Recovery and Restoration
  7. Implementation and Maintenance

Each section goes over the critical activities your organisation needs to implement before, during and after a business interruption.

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