If you want to see some sample business continuity plans, you can usually find some online. In fact, there are quite a few out there for you to find and read to inform your own choices on how you will format your plan.
It’s often really useful to be able to see plans from other organisations – even if only to see how you don’t want to do your own plan!
To be clear, we don’t advise placing your business continuity plan on the internet! But we see that you might want to if:
- you can secure the confidential information in it well, or
- you don’t mind everyone in the world having its information, or
- like some of those below, you have a public version you actively want to share
The easiest way to find them is to often enter the following search string into your search engine: “business continuity plan” + “version” + “filetype:pdf”. We’ve found a few for you to have a look at.
We should explain -
(1) we’re not offering an opinion on the plans we’ve linked – they’re just real-life examples you can find on the internet! Maybe you don’t think they are user friendly, they aren’t secure enough, or perhaps one has a brilliant section you want to replicate for your own organisation? Noticing these things can help you improve your own plan.
(2) we apologise for any broken links – items on the internet move all the time. we check these links periodically but, if you find one is gone, please email us and let us know so we can replace it with another!
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