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Making your own plan

Development of a business continuity plan will identify areas that you can improve your ability to deal with and recover from any disruption.

A business continuity plan should include:

What sort of risks should I consider in my business continuty plan?

There may be a number of risks you may want to consider, these could include:

make_own_plansWhere can I get some more information on business continuity management?
The Government has developed a business continuity toolkit to help the commercial and voluntary sector develop business continuity within organisations. The business continuity toolkit is free to download at

Other useful information on business continuity and emergency preparedness is available on

the website

The British Continuity Institute

British Standards Institute


British Standard on Business Continuity (BS 25999)

This British Standard was developed by business continuity practitioners throughout the international community, drawing upon their considerable academic, technical and practical experiences of business continuity management (BCM).

BS 25999 was published in December 2006 and provides a system based on good practice for business continuity management. It is fast becoming the single reference point for identifying the range of controls needed for most situations where business continuity management is practised in industry and commerce, and to be used by large, medium and small organisations in industrial, commercial, public and voluntary sectors.

BS 25999 is in two parts:

Part 1: Code of practice for business continuity management;
Part 2: Specification for business continuity management.

Part 2 specifies the process for achieving certification that business continuity capability is appropriate to the size and complexity of an organization.

For more information on BS 25999 go to the British Standards Institute on