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Business continuity

One in five organisations will suffer a major disruption or disaster every five years, so having Business Continuity Management Plans in place can radically reduce your company's insurance premiums.

Business continuity management is a planned process that helps manage the risks that affect the smooth running of an organisation or delivery of a service, ensuring it can continue to operate in the event of an unplanned disruption to normal working.

Without plans and procedures in place, businesses have to rely on an ad-hoc approach to deal with these and many other issues at the time of either a civil emergency or business disruption.

We aim to ensure that businesses in South Ribble have plans in place to maintain "business as usual" in the event of an interruption or even a civil emergency.
We can help you plan for things like floods, fires, technology failures, crime or the loss of key staff.

BCPs should be based on systematic identification and assessment of the significant risks of a disruption occurring in an organisation's area. Identifying the risks threatening the performance of the critical functions of an organisation will enable it to focus its resources in the right areas, and develop appropriate plans.

The council offers free advice and support in developing business continuity plans, so get in touch if you would like our help.