Business Continuity Awareness Week: Why you should get certified to ISO 22301

Today marks the beginning of Business Continuity Awareness Week 2017 which is a good time to improve your business continuity management system (BCMS).

What is business continuity management?

A range of risks could negatively impact your organisation. These could include a fuel crisis, flooding, communications failure – any event that interferes with the normal running of your business.

Business continuity management includes the set of processes used to identify aspects of your business activities and resources that are critical to your survival, and to mitigate those risks.

Why you should get certified to ISO 22301

Organisations that suffer a disruptive incident without an effective BCMS in place face dramatic consequences, including:

  • Loss of customers
  • Reputational damage
  • Financial loss
  • Potentially going out of business

ISO 22301 is based on the ‘Plan-Do-Check-Act’ model of continual improvement, and set outs the requirements for a BCMS. By creating a BCMS aligned with ISO 22301, you will ensure that your organisation is best prepared for a disruptive incident and that you are able to return to business as usual as quickly as possible.

How IT Governance can help

IT Governance offers a comprehensive suite of resources, solutions and training to help your organisation produce an effective BCMS.

ISO22301 (ISO 22301) BCMS Requirements

ISO22301:2012 specifies the requirements to plan, establish, implement, operate, monitor, review, maintain and continually improve a business continuity management system (BCMS).


The Business Continuity Expertise Bundle

Learn from others’ mistakes with insightful case studies, and understand how to put a business continuity plan in place that not only looks good on paper, but that actually works in practice and will help your organisation survive disaster.

This bundle includes: In Hindsight – A compendium of Business Continuity case studies, A Manager’s Guide to ISO22301, Validating Your Business Continuity Plan – Ensuring your BCP actually works, and Resilient Thinking – Protecting Organisations in the 21st Century.

ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) Implementation Toolkit

Easily implement and maintain an ISO 22301-compliant BCMS with the ISO 22301 BCMS Toolkit.


Containing expert guidance, plus formatted and fully customisable document templates suitable for any organisation’s BCMS, the ISO 22301 BCMS Toolkit enables you to comply with regulatory and legal requirements and ensure you are in the small minority of businesses that can survive critical disruptions.

Download free sample files from the full toolkit >>

ISO22301 Certified BCMS Foundation Training Course

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to ISO 22301 and the requirements of a BCMS. Attendees who successfully complete this one-day classroom course will be awarded the ISO22301 Certified BCMS Foundation (CBC F) qualification.


Business Continuity Awareness Week 2017