It often feels like the news is filled with stories of more and more devastating natural disasters around the world. Even here in the UK, the perception is of an increasing incidence of extreme weather events; but, interestingly, data would suggest that this is not the case. I recently came across the excellent EM-DAT Emergency Events [...]
Implementing Business Continuity for SMEs presents its own challenges. Based on personal experience, this article highlights some of the primary steps for introducing a basic Business Continuity programme into SMEs.
Implementing BCM effectively in a manufacturing environment presents some specific challenges. This article summarises some key lessons learned from our numerous business continuity projects with manufacturing companies.
Risk Assessment remains an important part of any Business Continuity programme but confusion persists about how to conduct a risk assessment and how it fits into the overall Business Continuity Lifecycle. This article offers some practical guidance.
The Business Impact Analysis is a vital part of the Business Continuity Lifecycle but is still poorly understood. This article provides a simple, practical explanation of the process.
If you are new to Business Continuity Planning, this 5-minute checklist gives you some ideas about where the weaknesses are in your organisation.
One of the key diffiuclties in Business Continuity Planning is working out which threats to pay attention to. This article discusses why some people get this wrong and suggests an elegant solution to the problem.
There is widespread coverage of a large fire that has broken out at a research building attached to The Christie. The fire started at around 10.35, being brought under control shortly before 1500hrs, although still not extinguished. The nature of this incident would test even the most developed and well-rehearsed business continuity plan, from both [...]