Business Continuity Terms & Definitions, Planning for a Management System, Business Impact Analysis, Embedding, Implementation & Operation, Exercising and Auditing, Considering an Integrated Approach to Management Systems.

Course Description

Designed to be run over two half days at your premises, this course will provide your organisation with an understanding of what is required to prepare for and implement BS 25999.

As a member of the BSI Associate Consultants programme and with practical experience and success in helping our clients to gain accreditation to the Standard we are well placed to give you that helping hand which this course strives to do. Using the tried and tested Sapira methodology Day 1 concentrates on Survey, Assessment and Planning leaving you with assignments to undertake in time for Day 2, which usually follows one month later.

Implementation, Review and Audit are the theme of the second day, which when complete will provide you with an Implementation Action Plan.

Who should attend?

  • Persons tasked with deciding whether to implement an Business Continuity Management System
  • Senior Business Managers
  • Risk Management
  • Office Managers
  • Facility Managers

Benefits to Your Business

  • An understanding of what will be required to implement BS 25999
  • A route map to implementation
  • Reduced time in planning and implementation
  • A clear understanding of the likely costs and resources required in implementation
  • An understanding of the cultural changes that will be required as a part of the implementation of BS 25999

Course Structure

A program of distinct elements, including practical desk top exercises, based on and featuring several case studies and example documents.

Topics Covered include:

  • The benefits of Management Systems and Management System Standards
  • Selecting your Certification Body
  • Preparation, Planning (Budgeting and Resourcing)
  • Business Impact Analysis (Corporate/Strategic)
    • Business Impact Analysis (Products, Activities/Processes, Technology)
    • Alternative Locations & Stand By
    • Data Recovery
  • Agreeing the Strategy
  • Documents Relevant to your Organisation
    • The Corporate Business Continuity Plan
    • Business Unit BCPs
    • The Crisis and Emergency Action Plan
    • The Spill Contingency Plan
  • The Sapira Methodology
    • Survey, Assess, Plan, Implement, Review, Audit
  • Business Continuity Management
    • An holistic approach
    • Integrated Management Systems
  • Exercises
    • Making it relevant and realistic
  • Auditing and Continual Improvement
  • Next Steps
    • Stage 1 Preparation
    • Dealing with Non Conformances
    • Stage 2 Preparation