We live in volatile times. Your organisation needs to be prepared for the worst, whether that’s floods, fires, cyber attacks or terrorism. The ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) gives you the tools to keep going when disaster strikes. It will also help you put in place best practice procedures for reducing the threat of disruption from activities inside your business.
The internationally recognised ISO 22301 standard helps you understand and prioritise threats to your organisation. Its BCMS specifies the steps you need to take to reduce the threat of disruption, protect your assets if something does go wrong, and recover quickly from any incidents.
Our expert consultants will make the ISO 22301 certification process as straightforward as possible for you. This includes helping your business make any necessary changes to its processes.
Our 3-stage certification process ensures you get the help you need at every step. We can even create your Business Continuity Management System manual for you, saving you time and money.
Once you have achieved certification you will need to pass an audit each year. This is to ensure your organisation continues to benefit from the ISO 22301 business continuity framework. Your first audit will be one year after you receive your certificate.
A QMS Consultant will visit your Organisation to review and document your current processes and procedures, highlighting any areas that do not meet the requirements of the Standard.
Now it's time to make sure any required process or procedural changes are made, as highlighted in the Review. QMS can provide templates to assist you in doing this.
Once you have achieved certification the certification cycle will commence. This is made up of surveillance and re-certification audits, one of which must take place each year, around the anniversary of your certification. These visits confirm your continued compliance with the Standard and verify the validity of your certification.
Why you should choose QMS to assist your business with ISO certification
Understand what ISO 22301 requires from your business
Understand the principles of ISO 22301 and what they require from your business
The cost of certification depends on several factors. These include your business sector, your annual turnover, and the number of employees you have. We will also need to know if you require any specific industry accreditation, such as from ASCB or UKAS.
However, we are committed to providing you with a cost-effective route to ISO 22301 implementation and certification. That’s why we focus on making certification straightforward. By spending less time creating complex document trails and more time building a risk management system that works for your business, we can save you money.
To find out how affordable ISO 22301 certification and implementation really is, just use our Fee Calculator and we’ll email you a bespoke quote immediately.
From your first consultation with our ISO Standards experts through to certification, the process can take as little as 45 days. However, this does depend on the size and complexity of your business.
Remember, we can normally save you time and hard work by drafting your Business Continuity Management System manual for you. This can also help you achieve certification faster than if you did it yourself.
To find out more information about what you will need to do to comply with the ISO 22301 Standard, please contact one of our experienced certification advisers.
At QMS we are constantly updating our approach and process to meet the latest changes in how ISO 22301 works.
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