Getting started with ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management

Expect the unexpected and plan for it with an ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System (BCMS). Discover how you can adapt the standard to your organization to manage the risks that threaten the smooth running of your business and ensure its survival in the event of a disruption.


What is ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management?

ISO 22301 is the international standard for business continuity management, and builds on the success of British Standard BS 25999 and other regional standards. It’s designed to protect your business from potential disruption.  This includes extreme weather, fire, flood, natural disaster, theft, IT outage, staff illness or terrorist attack. The ISO 22301 management system lets you identify threats relevant to your business and the critical business functions they could impact. And it allows you to put plans in place ahead of time to ensure your business doesn’t come to a standstill. 


What are the benefits of ISO 22301 business continuity management?

  • Identify and manage current and future threats to your business
  • Take a proactive approach to minimizing the impact of incidents
  • Keep critical functions up and running during times of crises
  • Minimize downtime during incidents and improve recovery time
  • Demonstrate resilience to customers, suppliers and for tender requests



Associate Consultant Programme

Get the additional support and advice you need to become certified with our Associate Consultant Programme. We can connect you with over 200 UK members who offer specialist consultancy services independent of BSI. 


Training courses to get you started in ISO 22301

The ISO 22301 business continuity standard can be applied to organizations of all sizes, across all sectors. And our training is designed for all levels of experience.



Why choose BSI?

We pioneered standards more than 100 years ago and today we’re the market leader. We help over 72,000 organizations ranging from top global brands to small ambitious businesses in 150 countries to gain an edge over their competition. As one of the few organizations that understands standards from start to finish, we don’t only assess how well you’re meeting them, we create new standards from scratch and train teams globally to use them and perform better. Our knowledge can transform your organization.