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ISO 22301 – Why your organisation should get certificated!

ISO 22301 – Why your organisation should get certificated!

Posted by:caragh.oneill
ISO 22301, ISO Standard

What is ISO 22301?

ISO 22301 is the internationally recognised standard for business continuity management. The standard provides the framework for the establishment, implementation and testing of robust Business Continuity Management Plans, which can be used to mitigate the impact of disruptive incidents.

With many businesses being part of organisational global supply chain, having an effective business continuity management system in place is vital.

The business continuity management standard (BCMS) helps to identify risk to your organisation and put in place controls to ensure minimal impact. It helps businesses have a proactive approach in planning for risk of disruptive incidents and enabling rapid operational recovery.

With many businesses being part of organisational global supply chain, having an effective business continuity management system in place is vital.

ISO 22301 helps to identify risk to their organisation and put in place controls to ensure minimal impact. It helps businesses have a proactive approach in planning for the risk of disruptive incidents and enabling rapid operational recovery.

ISO 22301 – Why your organisation should get certificated!

With growth in mind, Cleaver Fulton Rankin, one of Northern Ireland’s leading commercial law firms decided to implement ISO 22301 to help identify risk to their organisation and put in place controls to ensure if incidents arise, they were able to rapidly recover.

We have also worked with a number of clients in the engineering, construction and services sector to implement the business continuity management standard for a range or reasons. These include good governance and risk management and key customer requirements in relation to supply chain resilience.

What are the Benefits of ISO 22301?

Protect Your Business:

Implementing ISO 22301 allows for effective business continuity management. This will ensure critical services and business assets are protected. This will in turn provide assurance to customers and to Insurers. Implementation of ISO22301 could also help to reduce the cost of insurance premiums.

Internationally Recognised Standard:

With ISO 22301 being an internationally recognised standard, it allows your business to demonstrate to customers, supply chain and stakeholders globally that your BCMS has been developed and assessed against the requirements of an International Standard.

Increased Competitive Advantage:

Having an effective Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) like ISO 22301 in place will improve customer trust and confidence in your organisation and will provide a unique selling point and market differentiator compared to.

How can Quadra help?

With three decades of experience, Quadra have developed a simple approach to implementing ISO standards such as ISO 22301.

Gap Analysis: Quadra will measure your organisations current systems and controls against the ISO 22301 requirements.

Action Plan: Planning will then take place for the key steps and milestones in the ISO 22301 implementation and certification process.

System Development: Key pieces of content will then be developed for the system e.g., business processes, risk management frameworks and controls, policy and objectives, policies and procedures.

Implementation Support: Quadra will provide your organisation with support to help build evidence of compliance with ISO 22301.

Preparation for External Audit: We can also assist with preparation for external audit by conducting internal audits and management reviews. As well as attending the certification audit.

Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s thoughts:

“Cleaver Fulton Rankin engaged Quadra to guide us through ISO 22301 certification. The Quadra approach was thorough and effective with time taken to fully understand our business. 

They helped us to identify areas of focus and offered guidance on the implementation of existing controls that we had to align with the standard. 

We found Quadra an absolute pleasure to work with, their commitment and professionalism was great, and we would refer them to our clients and suppliers who wish to achieve certification.”

Paul Rickerby. Information Technology Manager. Cleaver Fulton Rankin.

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