Related standards A leading business continuity standard BS was a British standard issued in , and quickly became the main standard for business continuity management — it was superseded by ISO in Just like ISO , ISO , ISO and other standards that define management systems, BS also defines a business continuity management system which contains the same four management phases: planning, implementing, reviewing and monitoring, and finally, improving. The point of these four phases is that the system is continually updated and improved in order to be usable when a disaster occurs. The following are some of the key procedures and documents required by BS Scope of the BCMS — precise identification of that part of the organization to which business continuity management is applied BCM policy — defining objectives, responsibilities, etc.
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A list of organizations represented on this committee can be obtained on request to its secretary. This British Standard has been developed by practitioners throughout the global community, drawing upon their considerable academic, technical and practical experiences of business continuity management BCM. It has been produced to provide a system based on good practice for business continuity management.
It is intended to serve as a single reference point for identifying the range of controls needed for most situations where business continuity management is practised in industry and commerce, and to be used by large, medium and small organizations in industrial, commercial, public and voluntary sectors. BS is published in will eventually comprise two parts: — Part 1: Code of practice for business continuity management; — Part 2: Specification for business continuity management Part 2 specifies the process for achieving certification that business continuity capability is appropriate to the size and complexity of an organization.
Use of this document As a code of practice, this British Standard takes the form of guidance and recommendations. It should not be quoted as if it were a specification and particular care should be taken to ensure that claims of compliance are not misleading.
Any user claiming compliance with this British Standard is expected to be able to justify any course of action that deviates from its recommendations. Presentational conventions The provisions of this standard are presented in roman i. Commentary, explanation and general informative material is presented in smaller italic type, and does not constitute a normative element. Notes and commentaries are provided throughout the text of this standard. Notes give references and additional information that are important but do not form part of the recommendations.
Commentaries give background information. Contractual and legal considerations This publication does not purport to include all the necessary provisions of a contract. Users are responsible for its correct application.
Compliance with a British Standard cannot confer immunity from legal obligations.
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