What is ISO 22301?
ISO 22301 is an international standard for Business Continuity Management Systems. This standard is designed to protect, prepare for, respond to, and recover from unexpected incidents when they arise. When your organization has a Business Continuity Management System, it is prepared to detect and prevent unforeseen threats.
ISO 22301 applies to all organizations no matter the size or industry. In 2012, when this standard was first developed, it was the world’s first international standard for implementing and maintaining effective business continuity plans, systems, and processes. It was revised in late 2019 to bring it up to date with current best practices and is based on the High-Level Structure (HLS). Consequently, it aligns well with many other internationally recognized management system standards including ISO 9001 (quality management) and ISO 14001 (environmental management).
What are the benefits of being ISO 22301 certified?
There are many possible threats that organizations face including supply chain issues as we saw in the recent pandemic, or natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes, and even cyber-attacks such as the recent news with the ransomware attacks on the oil and gas and food industries. These are major threats, but there are even other types of risks, such as the loss of skilled labor, power outages, and IT breakdowns that can cause disruption to a business.
How is a certification in ISO 22301 beneficial to an individual?
With a certificate in ISO 22301, you will be able to help your organization meet its business objectives and gain the necessary knowledge to manage a team in the implementation of this standard.
If your organization does not have a Business Continuity plan, then they may be at risk. It is important to take these plans seriously or your business could suffer consequences. Some impacts of not having a plan include business failure, damaged reputation, loss of data and clients, and business interruption.
What will students learn about ISO 22301 from QMII?
During ISO 22301 five-day training at QMII, students will understand how to respond effectively based on the procedures that apply before, during, and after an event. It is important for an organization to implement a Business Continuity plan because it shows that you are prepared for the unexpected. This assures that your business will continue to operate without any major impacts or losses. Our training enables you to develop the necessary expertise to perform a Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) audit by applying widely recognized audit principles, procedures, and techniques.