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    ISO 22301:2019
    Business Continuity
    Management System

    ISO 22301:2019 Business Continuity Management System

    During the COVID-19 crisis, many organisations did not have a plan for working from home, or how to handle a pandemic. A Business Continuity Management System aligned with ISO 22301:2019 provides a framework for Contingency Plans related to disasters and common disruptions to businesses with solutions that are to be simulated, tested, and acted upon.

    What is ISO 22301:2019?

    Why does an Organisation need ISO 22301:2019?

    What are the Benefits of Implementing ISO 22301:2019?

    How do I implement ISO 22301:2019 in an organisation?

    Why Choose WWISE to assist your organisation?

    Guideline Conformance Process:

    What is ISO 22301:2019?

    The System allows organisations to understand how to handle situations during disasters, manage IT Backups, Disaster Recovery Plans, Emergency Plans, Resource Management, Business Strategic Plans, Strikes and Riots. These are based on contingencies and the business requirements to comply with insurance policies that allow organisations to conform to business loans and assurance to investors on a robust and effective business continuity plan. This is so that the business is not dependant on people, but rather effective risk based documented processes.

    The focus of an effective Business Continuity Management System is contingency plans for people, processes, and technologies. These contingency plans are to be simulated in preparation for disasters, and the lessons learned should continuously improve the Business Continuity Management System.

    Why does an Organisation need ISO 22301:2019?

    The requirements specified in ISO 22301:2019 are wide-ranging and intended for all types of organisations. This standard depends on an organisation’s operational environment and complexity.

    ISO 22301:2019 assesses an organisation’s ability to meet its own business continuity needs and obligations. This standard can help protect your business against unexpected occurrences. Whether such an occurrence is from an IT system, equipment failure, natural disaster, or industrial action, you must ensure that your business is not vulnerable to such a disruption.

    Summarily, the standard is applicable to organisations that:

    • Implement, maintain and improve a BCMS;
    • Seek to ensure conformity with the Business Continuity Policy as stated in the standard;
    • Need to be able to continue to deliver products and services at an acceptable predefined capacity during a disruption; and
    • Seek to enhance their resilience through the effective application of the BCMS.

    What are the Benefits of Implementing ISO 22301:2019?

    Benefits of implementing ISO 22301:2019:

    • Ensures the continuity of business operations
      The ISO 22301 standard assists organisations to respond to disruptive incidents when they arise. The standard enables an organisation to manage the ability to continue to operate during disruptions.
    • Increases the competitive advantage
      The standard supports organisations in their strategic objectives by maintaining continuity. This also gives the organisation a competitive advantage.
    • Robust response and recovery procedures
      The standard assists organisations to develop a robust framework for effective incident response management. The standard provides guidelines for recovery procedures to ensure that an entity can recover quickly in the event of disruptions.
    • Reduced legal and financial exposure
      The standard assists the organisation to reduce legal exposure and direct and indirect costs as a result of disruptions
    • Improvement in internal processes
      The standard assists organisations to implement, maintain and improve business processes and to continue to deliver products and services at an acceptable predefined capacity during a disruption. The standard assists the organisation to enhance its resilience through the effective application of business continuity

    How do I implement ISO 22301:2019 in an organisation?

    ISO Consulting & Implementation:

    We have a range of professional consultants, engineers, and registered auditors to assist in implementing and maintaining any ISO management system. Our industry expertise includes services, telecommunication, manufacturing, construction, engineering services, fast-moving consumer goods, mining, power generation, state owned companies, and government-run organisations. A good consultant takes the time to truly understand the processes of your company.

    Therefore, they can approach the implementation of ISO requirements accordingly. The cost of hiring a consultant and the time spent to implement your ISO management system will definitely pay off in the long run.

    WWISE has a 4-Phase Approach:

    • Phase 1: Gap Analysis Audit and Information Gathering
    • Phase 2: ISO Documentation, Risk Assessment, and Process Mapping
    • Phase 3: Implementation and Coaching
    • Phase 4: Certification

    WWISE provides a turnkey solution which includes templates, 1-on-1 coaching, on-the-job training, and mentorship. As a consulting firm, we do not provide certification services. However, we will guide you through the certification process and ensure that your business becomes certified.

    Why Choose WWISE to assist your organisation?

    An Organisation cannot certify to a guideline standard; you can implement the standard and receive a letter of conformity.

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