Business Continuity– Is it necessary?
If Business Continuity is a new concept for your organisation then securing the support of senior management is vitally important. This will help to ensure that the process is fully embedded into the culture of the organisation and that business continuity becomes part of everyday management for the organisation and not seen as just a one off planning project.
Not only is it the responsibility of top senior management to make the decisions as to what functions of the business are more critical than others, it should also be their task to ensure that middle managers are engaging with the business.
Continuity process in all aspects of their daily work. under the new Civil Contingencies Act 2004, business continuity implementation and promotion will become one of the seven statutory duties for the County Borough Council of Merthyr Tydfil.
For further information about Business Continuity, please refer to the UK Resilience, Business Continuity Institute or the Emergency Planning Society websites at the following addresses:
The Cabinet Office
The Business Continuity Institute
The Emergency Planning Society
A copy of the Unit’s Business Continuity Advice Leaflet can be obtained at the Civic Centre, or you can contact us on the details below.
Did you Know?
80% of businesses affected by a major incident without a business continuity plan either never re-open or close within 18 months
An estimated 46% of businesses do not have a business continuity plan.
Of those with plans, only 30% have been tested and one in five has only ever been tested once.
Nearly 1 in 5 businesses suffer a significant disruption every year.