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Business Continuity Management
The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 places a responsibility on Brentwood Borough Council to provide advice to businesses and voluntary organisations which will help them to survive a major incident.
The Council has produced a booklet "Building Business Resilience", which includes a quick and simple “10 minute Check List”, that gives advice and information and walks you through preparing your business continuity plan.
The downloadable booklet is designed to help local businesses develop a "Business Continuity Plan":
Developing a Business Continuity Plan requires careful preparation, but it is not difficult and need not be expensive.
The time spent however, is a worthwhile investment that will ensure the safety and protection of your staff and increase the likelihood of your business surviving a crisis or business interruption.
Remember, your business could be at risk in the event of a major disruption...
The Buncefield Oil Tank Fire 2005 left over 400 businesses unable to use their premises, leaving 25,000 employees either unable to work or working from alternative locations. The local chamber of commerce warned that the explosion could eventually cost business and local authorities £1 billion. There have been more than 100 official redundancies since December 2005.
Do something now to avoid being "just another statistic".
If you would like further information on how you can protect your business then the following links will be able to give advice.