Related standards A leading business continuity standard BS was a British standard issued in , and quickly became the main standard for business continuity management — it was superseded by ISO in Just like ISO , ISO , ISO and other standards that define management systems, BS also defines a business continuity management system which contains the same four management phases: planning, implementing, reviewing and monitoring, and finally, improving. The point of these four phases is that the system is continually updated and improved in order to be usable when a disaster occurs. The following are some of the key procedures and documents required by BS Scope of the BCMS — precise identification of that part of the organization to which business continuity management is applied BCM policy — defining objectives, responsibilities, etc. Human resources management Business impact analysis and risk assessment Defining business continuity strategy Maintenance of plans and systems; improvement Human resources management The standard states that it is essential to determine the necessary knowledge and skills, to identify the necessary training sessions, to conduct such training sessions, to check whether the required knowledge and skills have been achieved, and to keep records. BS also requires conducting awareness programs, and also communicating the importance of business continuity management to employees.
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Subsequently this standard will be withdrawn in November What is BS ? BS is the British Standard for business continuity management across all organizations, industries and sectors. It provides a best practice framework to minimize disruption and maximize recovery time during unexpected events that could bring business to a standstill. BS business continuity management gives you a practical plan to deal with most eventualities — from extreme weather conditions to terrorism, IT system failure and staff sickness.
Buy BS to protect business critical functions and remain operational during times of crisis. For an introduction to business continuity management, see BS How does it work? It outlines a code of practice for business specific continuity plans that consider the complexity of your operating environment.
The specification will guide you towards BS accreditation with a robust continuity plan that protects your business and your workforce. Who should buy it? Organizations that want to implement BS business continuity plans Managers responsible for risk, quality, IT, environment or health and safety Business continuity consultants and auditors. Why BSI? We operate in countries and are the number one certification body in the UK and US.
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