Business Continuity Management (BCM)
What Is It?
Business Continuity Management (BCM) is about identifying
those parts of your organisation that you can’t afford to lose –
such as information, stock, premises, staff – and planning how to
maintain these, if an emergency occurs. Business continuity
management can ensure your organisation can handle an emergency,
continue to function and can recover effectively afterwards.
Why Do I Need it?
Any emergency, large or small, whether it is natural, accidental
or deliberate, can cause major disruption to your organisation. But
if you plan now, rather than waiting for it to happen, you will be
able to get back to business in the quickest possible time.
Guidance (PDF 2 MB)
How Can I Learn More?
The Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat has
developed, in partnership with stakeholders, a business continuity
toolkit to help the commercial and voluntary sector implement
The Business Continuity Management
Toolkit (PDF 569 KB) aims to help you put the theory
into practice by guiding you through the steps you will need to
take to implement BCM in your organisation. It is a step-by-step
guide taking you through the six elements that make up the BCM
Where Can I Find Out More?
This page was last reviewed 17 May 2013 at 13:41.
The page is next due for review 13 November 2014.