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Business Continuity is the capability of the organisation to continue to deliver products or services at an acceptable predefined level following a disruptive incident; this could be anything from utility failure to denial of access to buildings.
The Council maintains aligns its Business Continuity management planning to the BCI (Business Continuity Institute ) GPG (Good Practice Guidelines) & the ISO 22301 standard.
Good Business Continuity Management allows St.Helens Council to successfully improve its organisational resilience, which in turn allows us to have higher corporate performance; BC uniquely provides the framework to enable us to absorb, respond and recover from disruptions and create a direct relationship or Critical functions and interdependencies.
The Business Continuity Institute (BCI) is the world’s leading institute for business continuity. Established in 1994, the BCI has established itself as the leading membership and certifying organization for Business Continuity professionals worldwide of which St.Helens Council is a member. The BCI site provides valuable information around Business Continuity Management and training