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Business Continuity Plan Template - Overview
A Business Continuity Plan Template that works
We know our business continuity plan template works because we have helped many organisations to develop business continuity plans and management frameworks using them ourselves. We developed and refined it during the course of many business continuity plan development assignments. All our business continuity plan templates have been proven in the field. This is one reason what we don't have one, voluminous template. Our Business Continuity Plan Template recognises that there are several parts to a business continuity plan and that each part has different uses. For instance, in a major incident you'll need concise guidance on how to navigate a situation. On the other hand, you will need to show external parties the basis on which you developed the plan (the risks it addresses and your tolerances to disruption) - that's all part of the overall business continuity plan template,
Our business continuity plan template is designed to support the development of a complete framework for managing business continuity in your organisation. Our Business Continuity Plan template provides you with the tools you need to create a business continuity plan that is aligned to the needs of your business and gives your customers and other interested parties confidence in your ability to deal with and recover from a major incident. The business continuity plan templates shown below are the core business continuity plan templates that will enable you to develop your organisations business continuity plan. However, the full download of business continuity plan templates contains additional tools that will support the management of the overall business continuity plan development process, establish resources that meet external due diligence expectations and support the development of policies and management processes to ensure that your business continuity plan remains fit for purpose
Every business continuity plan template in the template pack is shown, described and demonstrated in the business continuity step-by-step video, our on-line training course that will show you everything you need to develop a business continuity plan for your organisation
Business Continuity Scope & Priorities
This is template helps you to develop the initial stage of business continuity plan development which develops the scope of the plan and your organisation's operational priorities. Some call it a Business Impact Assessment (or "BIA"), others may refer to it as a risk assessment. This template helps you to identify the most important activities that need to be up and running running to ensure staff safety, maintain customer goodwill and assure the survival of your organisation.
Core Recovery Capabilities
Your ability to meet your business continuity priorities will be underpinned by capabilities such as IT recovery, workplace flexibility and availability of specialised equipment. This business continuity plan template helps you capture information relating to the recovery ability of your IT systems and alternative workplace options - ensuring that these align with your business continuity needs
Departmental Action Plans
When you are at the stage where you know that your organisations infrastructure has the basic capabilities to recover your organisations main activities, you can start to develop action plans for specific parts of the organisation. This template will help you in supporting your colleagues to capture the right information in a concise and usable way
The success or failure of incident management rests on effective communications. This business continuity template helps you develop a communications framework to identify who you may need to communicate with, how you will communicate with them and who is responsible for managing the dialogue
Incident Management Plan
The Incident Management Plan template helps senior management to coordinate the overall response of the organisation during the initial stages of a major incident. This helps you to develop a clear and usable framework for assessment, escalation and mobilisation of people and actions during the initial stages of a major incident.