How to Write an Effective Business Continuity Plan

Posted by Craig Thornton

You've been told by your Board (or Management Team) to create a Business Continuity Plan (BCP).  They need the plan as part of their measures for controlling the COVID-19 pandemic for your business.

But how to you do that?

Fortunately our Mango Partner in Scotland, Chris Docherty from FQM is an expert in writing a BCP. He has created an easy to follow process, that is in the video below.   

This idea comes from an ongoing series of blogs that originated from "26 Ideas for Working from Home for Compliance Professionals".



Video Transcription

Topics covered in the video are:

  • What is business continuity?
  • What are the benefits of business continuity ?
  • What method do you use for business continuity?
  • How to formulate a process to create the plan?
  • Planning and testing the business continuity Plan.

The resources mentioned in the video, are available in the Free Resources section of the FQM website:

  • Generic Business Continuity Plan Form
  • Business Risk Management Excel Spreadsheet

Tags: Compliance, Business Continuity Plan, 26 Ideas for Working from Home