People and communities Business Continuity Planning

Maintaining and reviewing

Once you have invested time and energy in developing your plan and response arrangements, it would be a shame to let all that hard work go to waste!

To prevent this happening, identify someone to take ownership of the plan and maintenance programme.  This person should arrange for a comprehensive review of the plan to take place periodically, at least once a year.

Organisations change all the time, so it is important that your plan reflects these changes.  It is good practice to quickly review your plans and other documents frequently, so that is it always up-to-date, especially key contact details. 

A maintenance programme is also a good idea, particularly if you would rely on key equipment and resources as part of your response to a disruption.  For example if you invested in a back-up generator to mitigate the disruption of a power cut, it would be useless if it didn't work when you really needed it to....



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