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Business Continuity Management

How prepared are you? - How to plan for the worst and what to do when it happens.

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This toolkit will help you to identify those parts of your organisation that you can't afford to lose - such as information, stock, premises, staff - and to plan how to maintain these, if an incident occurs.

What is Business Continuity Management?

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is about identifying those parts of your organisation that you can't afford to lose

About the toolkit

The toolkit aims to help you put the theory into practice

1 - BCM programme management

Effective programme management will ensure that BCM capability is established and maintained within your organisation

2 - Understanding the organisation

A key element of BCM and the foundation work from which the whole process is built

3 - Determining BCM strategy

Identifying the action that you can take to maintain the critical activities that underpin the delivery of your organisation's products and services

4 - Developing and implementing BCM response

Developing and implementing appropriate plans and arrangements to ensure the management of an incident

5 - Exercising, maintaining and reviewing BCM arrangements

Ensuring that an organisation's BCM arrangements are validated by exercise and review and that they are kept up to date

6 - Embedding BCM in the organisation's culture

To be successful BCM has to become part of the culture of your organisation

Annex A - Glossary of terms

Explanation of some of the terms used in this toolkit

Annex B - Emergency pack

How to prepare an "Emergency Pack" of items that will help you implement your plans

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