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 pdf, 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 so do something now.
If you would like further information on how you can protect your business then the following links will be able to give advice.