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Business continuity

Business Continuity Awareness Week - Monday 13 to Friday 17 May 2019

Business Continuity Management is all about planning for what might happen rather than just waiting for it to happen.

Planning ahead should mean when something does happen the affects are not quite so bad.

There are a number of things which may disrupt your day to day business, causing Business Continuity Plans to be invoked:-

  • Loss of access to buildings
  • Loss or absence of large numbers of staff
  • Loss of utilities within buildings
  • Loss of key supplier or partner
  • Major IT/Telecoms outage
  • Severe weather
  • Fuel disruption

This list is by no means exhaustive.

Each business or organisation should have a Business Continuity Plan in place, looking to take responsibility for the business and giving it every chance of surviving in the event of a disruption or emergency.

Under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 councils are required to offer free advice and guidance on Business Continuity. If you would like further information on Business Continuity please contact the council's Business Continuity and Resilience Officer by calling 0191 5612754 or email jeanette.williamson@sunderland.gov.uk

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