Business continuity refers to the ability of an organisation to have limited disruption to its essential processes during and after a disaster event by using measures aimed at allowing regular business activities to continue, resulting in a minimal financial and reputational loss. Business continuity plans consist of integrated scenario planning with outlined steps that the organisation will take to ensure that essential processes can be maintained with lessened disruption. At Resilient Services, we take a unique approach to ensure that you receive a clear, detailed plan that is specific to the needs and requirements of you and your business.
A successfully written business continuity plan can be activated by any person in the event of a business disruption, and, with the help of subject matter experts, the plan can help ensure that any risks that could arise because of the disruption are mitigated and avoided. Common disruptions can include but are not limited to, power outages, internet outages, office unavailability, I.T. malfunctions, loss of critical staff, pandemics, and travel restrictions. More severe disruptions could lead to excessive profit loss, injury to staff and damage to company reputation.
To assist in the creation and implementation of a business continuity plan, we initially conduct a business impact assessment (BIA). To conduct this assessment, we spend a short amount of time meeting with and collating information from your business’s departments to ensure that all risks and essential processes are captured. This assessment is then used to construct a unique, detailed business continuity plan specific to your organisation.