“Contingent capacity and plans enable management to quickly focus on stabilising the situation and maintaining or resuming the most critical functions while still working in a planned way towards eventual restoration of routine operations and full achievement of objectives”. AS/NZS 5050:2010
Do you know what Disruptive Events would prevent Critical Services from being delivered?
Terrorism, bushfire, flood, transport infrastructure emergency, electricity supply disruption, pandemic influenza or earthquake could all impact an organisations ability to operate. According to the latest government figures, the top disruptions experienced are:
Consequently it is vital that businesses have an appropriate Business Continuity Management Framework (BCM) established. Using our 5 Phase BCM Wheel developed after numerous BCM reviews, JNW has recently assisted a large metropolitan council design its framework and test its IT Disaster Recovery Plan. The council now has a BCM Framework designed to prioritise resources on incident stabilisation and recovery/restoration of all Critical Services rated “Very High” and “High”.
The key elements our BCM framework are:
JNW’s BCM process aligns to an entities risk management framework and complies with BCM standards such as AS/NZS 5050:2010 Australian/New Zealand Standard Business continuity—Managing disruption-related risk, HB 292-2006 A Practitioners Guide to Business Continuity Management and Business Continuity Management – Building Resilience in Public Sector Entities, better practice guide, 2009.