BSI releases suite of best practice standards to help businesses cope with Covid-19

BSI offers a suite of standards free to help businesses survive Covid-19.

BSI, in its role as the UK national standards body, has made a suite of standards freely available to help businesses cope with the coronavirus pandemic.

BSI has reviewed the information available to it and worked with international standards organisations to make standards accessible to companies.

The standards provide best practice guidance and the collective wisdom of experts on how to approach, manage and overcome some of the difficulties involved in security and resilience, supply chain continuity and crisis management.

BSI is also working with the Emergency Planning College (EPC) (part of the Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat) to deliver best practices and expert guidance to the complimentary standards through a series of webinars, ensuring that organizations are able to learn from experts and implement the standards as easily as possible.

Scott Steedman, Director of Standards at BSI, says: “We hope that sharing these standards at no cost will help SMEs and organisations across the UK weather the economic crisis that they are facing.”

The suite of eleven risk and business continuity standards are:

PD CEN/TS 17091:2018 Crisis management: Building a strategic capability

BS EN ISO 22301:2019  Business continuity management systems — Requirements

BS EN ISO 22313:2020 Business continuity management systems. Guidance on the use of ISO 22301

ISO/TS 22318:2015 Guidelines for supply chain continuity

ISO 22316:2017 Organizational resilience. Principles and attributes.

BS ISO 31000:2018 Risk management — Guidelines

BS 31100:2011 Risk management - Code of practice and guidance for the implementation of BS ISO 31000

BS ISO 22319:2017 Community resilience - Guidelines for planning the involvement of spontaneous volunteers

BS ISO 22330:2018 Guidelines for people aspects of business continuity

BS ISO 22395:2018 Community resilience. Guidelines for supporting vulnerable persons in an emergency

BS ISO 22320:2018 Emergency management. Guidelines for incident management

Click here to download them and/or sign up for the webinars.