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Business continuity planning – it’s not as hard as you think!

Disruption can come in many forms...

Disruption could come in many forms – a major earthquake, flood, a prolonged power cut or even the sudden unavailability of you or a skilled member of your staff.

A business continuity plan identifies how your organisation can keep its essential functions up and running during a time of disruption.

If you are a small to medium-sized business or organisation and are finding it hard to make time to complete a plan, then our business continuity planning guide and workshop are designed to help you. Planning will give your organisation a better chance of recovering quickly.

We offer free workshops and provide easy to use resources to help our communities to be more resilient in the event of a disaster.

Your guide to creating a business continuity plan 

Our simple guide will walk you through the steps required to develop a business continuity plan. Download the template plan (save a copy to your computer before you start to fill it in) and complete each section by following the steps.  

Read the guide and follow the steps to create your business continuity plan  

Free Workshops

If you’d like to learn more about business continuity planning, attend one of our free two-hour workshops at a range of locations across the Wellington Region. These workshops are open to both businesses and community organisations.  

 Register to attend a free business continuity planning workshop

Downloadable resources (right-click to open PDFs in a new window)

Your Business Continuity Planning Guide

Your Business Continuity Planning Guide (PDF, 456 KB)

A business continuity plan identifies how your organisation can keep its essential functions up and running during a time of disruption.

 

 
Template - Business Continuity Plan

Template - Business Continuity Plan (PDF, 255 KB)

Create your own Business Continuity Plan - download this template, save it to your computer and follow the steps in the guide to complete your plan.

IMPORTANT: To use this PDF template you need to save it to your computer first. Please use Adobe Reader to enter your details, as some other PDF readers will not allow you to save or print your information. Opening the PDF in your internet browser will also prevent you from saving the information.

 

Example - Business Continuity Plan

Example - Business Continuity Plan (PDF, 204 KB)

This is an example of a business continuity plan for a cafe - use our template to create your own business continuity plan.

 

 
Sensitive Business Information Register

Sensitive Business Information Register (PDF, 94 KB)

Download this template to keep a separate record of sensitive business information so that authorised people can run your business or organisation should you not be able to. See Step 9 for more details.

IMPORTANT: To use this PDF template, you need to save it to your computer first. Please use Adobe Reader to enter your details, as some other PDF readers will not allow you to save or print your information. Opening the PDF in your internet browser will also prevent you from saving the information.