ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System

What is an ISO 22301 Business Continuity?

Business continuity is the planning and preparation of a company to make sure it overcomes serious incidents or disasters and resumes its normal operations within a reasonably short period.

ISO 22301 offers a set of methodologies, framework to help you prepared for business continuity.

Typical disasters that business continuity covers natural disasters including fires, floods, accidents caused by people, server crashes or virus infections, insolvency of key suppliers, and negative media campaigns.

The 3 key elements consist of:

Resilience
Recovery
Contingency

The ISO Certification Process

STEP 1

APPLICATION AND CONTRACT

Once you have developed and effectively implemented the management systems based on ISO 22301 you The first and foremost is to choose your certification body. There are many to choose from. You will want to develop a list of criteria that are important in your certification partner. The criteria must include; is the certification body is fully Australian owned, is friendly, responsive, flexible and provides value added service. Please follow the link; https://www.sustainablecertification.com.au/get-a-quote/

STEP 2

OPTIONAL PRE-ASSESSMENT

When you are not sure if your system meets the requirements of the standard, you can request for a review your existing management systems. One of our auditors will evaluate your system against the standard and will give you a report to assist you with fixing gaps before proceed to Stage1.

STEP 3

STAGE 1 AUDIT

A review of your management system(s) documentation against the standard is undertaken. This is the first step in the certification process.

STEP 4

CERTIFICATION AUDIT

The Certification Audit is conducted on site to verify that you have effectively implemented your own management system across your organisation.

STEP 5

YEARS 2 & 3: CERTIFICATION MAINTENANCE

We will conduct Surveillance Audit at least once every 12 months to check the ongoing implementation of management systems across your organisation.

STEP 6

RE CERTIFICATION

The cycle starts again with a stage 1 and stage 2 audits.

The Benefits

Some of the key benefits of the ISO 22301 standard consists of:

Protect assets, turnover and profits

Ensure continuity of business operations

Increase competitive advantage and enhance corporate regulation

Meet legal and regulatory requirements

Obtain an independent assessment of your security posture