ISO 22301 is the primary standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM), and can be used by organisations of all sizes and types to demonstrate to stakeholders the ability to continually operate after an incident, which could otherwise cripple a business.
Insurance companies, larger corporate clients and other stakeholders are starting to look to certified BCM solutions as a way to gain assurance that their interest in a business is secured in the long term. It is now more essential than ever to ensure a plan is in place to appease stakeholders and ISO 22301 is the industry standard framework for this assurance.
BCM is still in its infancy in many supply chains and companies often lack the knowledge to prepare for certification. External Business Continuity Management Consultants like 2SB assist organisations in gaining certification to the standard and help navigate the pitfalls when trying to meet the ISO 22301 standard, significantly reducing implementation timeframes.
Consultation – initial fact finding conversation with a consultant in person or on the phone to understand more about your business
Proposal – when we understand what your needs are, we will produce a proposal that outlines the support required to get you certification
Implementation – once the proposal is approved, implementation can begin. We will work with you over a series of onsite and offsite days to prepare your management system for the audit
External audit – you will be visited twice by an external certification body who will test your system and award you the ISO certificate
Ongoing support – we want to build lasting relationships and help you constantly improve your business. We have extensive experience working in SMEs across industry sectors and take a pragmatic approach to providing sound business advice
Documentation requirements vary depending on which standards you are implementing. Contrary to popular opinion, ISO systems do not need to be heavily documented.
Each standard has specific requirements for certain items to be documented to ensure that you are able to meet the requirements of the standard. Other clauses in standard may not require documentation, but its easiest to prove that its being done if its documented.
We can advise you on exactly what documentation is required and how to structure and record it.