What is ISO 22301?
ISO 22301 is the international standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM). It provides a practical framework for setting up and managing an effective business continuity management system. That aims to safeguard an organization from a wide range of potential threats and disruptions.
This standard is right for your organization if you need to demonstrate to stakeholders that your organization can rapidly overcome operational disruption to provide continued and effective service.
ISO 22301 should be considered essential to organizations with obligations under the Civil Contingencies Act in the UK including utilities, transport, health and essential public services.
“The rigour of a certified management system has sped up the process and ensured that we have been able to deliver what our clients need: an uninterrupted service.” E.L.F.S
Helps you with
- Operational resilience
- Emergency preparedness
- Corporate governance
- Crisis management
- Disaster recovery
- Supply chain security
- Protection of reputation in a crisis
- Preparation for technology failures
- Plan for sudden loss of critical resources
- Preparation for other emergency situations
Steps to Certification
You will need to fill in an application form in order for NQA to understand your company and requirements. You can do this by completing either the online quick quote or the online formal quote request form. We will use this information to accurately define the scope of assessment and provide you with a proposal for certification.
Once you’ve agreed your proposal your assessments will be booked with an NQA Assessor. This assessment consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.
Following a successful two stage audit, a certification decision is made and if positive, then certification to the required standard is issued by NQA. You will receive a hard and soft copy of the certification. Certification is valid for three years and is maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.