Five Steps to Effective Business Continuity

  1. Understand your business
    • What parts of the business are critical and what priority would you allocate to restoring functions if they fail?
  2. Risk Assessment
    • What risks does your business face (internal and external)?
    • Consider these risks in your business risk assessment. What can you put in place to reduce the likelihood of the risks and/or the impact of them?
  3. Consider the resource needs of each of your business functions
    • People.
    • Premises.
    • Equipment.
    • Information.
    • Communications.
    • External suppliers / contractors.
  4. Document information in a user-friendly format about your businesses’ critical functions and the resources required including alternatives / backups for each. This will assist you during an emergency.
  5. Train and test your staff in activating the continuity plan and the roles and procedures within it.

Where can you get further information?

If you need help getting started with your Business Continuity Planning email

CCUenquiries@durhamdarlingtonccu.gov.uk