ISO 22301:2019 Business Continuity Management System Certification aims to help businesses of any size, location, or activity to be better prepared and more confident to handle any disruptions to the daily operation due to a disaster or unprecedented event.
Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) Standard will ensure that organization will be able to respond to any incident that can disrupt the normal functioning of the business at any time.
ISO 22301 Business Continuity management System – a method that enables organizations to keep functioning during an incident, and address the prevention of and response to disruptions.
ISO 22301:2019 highlights the requirement of a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). Building an ISO 22301:2019 compliant BCM System will enable businesses to respond proactively towards any unexpected incidents halting the business operations.
The BCMS framework will empower businesses to update, control, and deploy effective disaster management and risk mitigation processes.
A BCMS helps organizations cope with incidents affecting their business-critical processes and activities, from the failure of a single server to the complete loss of a major facility. ISO 22301, the international standard that describes best practice for business continuity, states that there are four major components to a successful BCMS.
The major four components which has proven effectiveness in implementing and maintaining the BCMS are
As with any major project, a BCMS must be backed by senior staff for it to be effective. This ensures that the organization will be given the necessary resources and that the project will be supported throughout the organization.
This is used to identify an organization’s critical activities and dependencies, which determine its priorities for recovery following a disruption.
This enables organizations to determine:
The BCP is where the three previous components come together. It details the scenarios that an organization needs to prepare for and how it will respond to them. The goal is to stabilize the situation and allow the organization to continue operating as efficiently as possible until the disruption is resolved.
ISO 22301:2019 Standard can go along with 9001:2015, 14001:2015, 27001:2013. It helps in Disaster preparedness and making the Organisation equipped to meet any contingencies.
Study the existing Business Continuity Management System and compare it with the ISO 22301 requirements. Prepare observations, identify the system gaps in the lines of crisis management, and implement corrective actions.
It will help the Certification Agency in effectively assessing the Business Continuity Management System's efficiency and readiness to tackle disruptions complying with the ISO Standard checklist.
The Certification Body will review the Business Continuity Management System again the checklist specified by ISO 22301:2019.
They will analyze technology gaps, system limitations, process improvements, etc. Once the organization meets all the compliance requirements the ISO 22301:2019 Certification will be issued.
Post the formal assessment the is 22301 Certification will be awarded. It is valid for three years and is subject to an annual surveillance audit.
It ensures the practices are followed the right way, frequent system updates are conducted and continuous improvement practices are followed.
To manage risks such as cyber-attacks and natural disasters, organizations need to have an effective Business Continuity Management plan.
Disaster Recovery plans are focused on specific operational practices to enable organizations to get back to normal after a disruptive incident.
Business Continuity Management system helps businesses to effectively protect their facilities employees, assets, and stakeholders. Business Continuity Plan is a well-defined guideline for resuming and maintaining normal business functions amidst any disruption.
The plan covers detailed instructions, policy manuals, procedures, and tasks that employees have to deploy during a disaster to effectively sail through.
A Disaster Recovery plan is synonymous with a Business Continuity plan. However, the Disaster Recovery plan focuses primarily on restoring IT Infrastructure. It should be included in the overall business continuity plan as part of the overall strategy.
ISO 22301:2019 provides a practical framework for setting up and managing risks, continuous operation, and recovery business from disruptive incidents.
It will help businesses to demonstrate to stakeholders that it can rapidly respond to any disruption and provide continued and effective survival despite the unprecedented events.
The business continuity Standard helps in contingency planning, including utilities, transport, health, and essential public services. It helps in developing resiliency and improve risk management.
Our experts will assist you in preparing a Business Continuity plan as well as coordinate for the ISO 22301:2019 Business Continuity Management Implementation, Certification, and Auditing. We also assist you in a host of ISO Certifications such as 9001, 14001, 27001, etc.
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