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Your guide to creating a business continuity plan

A business continuity plan identifies how your organisation can keep its essential functions up and running during a time of disruption, such as a major earthquake, flood, a prolonged power cut or sudden staff unavailability. 

Our simple guide to business continuity planning can help you create your plan.

Create your business continuity plan - step by step guide

Follow the 12 steps below to help you fill in our business continuity plan template or use the headings to create your plan.

Download a PDF of the guide

Before you start

Download our simple Business Continuity Plan template

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.

My business continuity planning checklist

I have:

  • Involved my staff in the development of this plan, and encouraged them to be better prepared at work and home
  • Identified our core products and/or services, and the essential roles and tasks needed to deliver these
  • Listed the essential supplies and equipment needed to provide these core products and/or services and identified alternatives
  • Added my key customers/clients to a list and have a plan for maintaining a good relationship throughout a disruption
  • Identified our relocation options 
  • Reviewed my insurance needs
  • Considered my business or organisation’s delegation of authority
  • Backed up all my records
  • Saved my plan and contact list in multiple locations allowing for different access methods
  • Set time aside to practise and review my plan

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.

 

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