How to Effectively Implement ISO 22301:2019 Business Continuity Management System Using ISO 22313:2020 for Achieving Disaster Recovery from Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic

Current conditions were unexpected and probably the last thing that anyone thought would occur. Everything was going so well economically and business was picking up everywhere. Suddenly something totally off the radar happened and the world changed. Very few were prepared and found themselves asking “Which way do we turn? What do we do?”

Hindsight is always much better, but this pandemic has made it clear that everyone needs a plan to prepare for potential threats to life and livelihood. Regardless of the industry sector or the company size the best tool for any industry is ISO 22301:2019 Security and Resilience, Business Continuity Management Systems- Requirements.

QSE is committed to providing assistance to organizations in developing a comprehensive but user friendly and simplified ISO 22301 business continuity system utilizing ISO 22313:2020 – Security and Resilience – Business Continuity Management Systems – Guidance on The Use of ISO 22301.

Preparing for Disaster with ISO 22301:2019 Security and Resilience, Business Continuity Management Systems – Requirements

ISO 22301:2019 was developed by stakeholders for use by all organizations concerned with the need to achieve business continuity at acceptable predetermined levels during a disruption / crisis by implementation an ISO 22301 Business Continuity Management System (BCSMS) and to assure interested parties that contingencies are fully developed to ensure business continuity.

Requirements of ISO 22301 help an organization minimize the impact of a wide range of potential disruptions including security issues, disasters, health pandemics and viral outbreaks such as Covid-19.   

Get the Correct Start with ISO 22313:2020 Security and Resilience, Business Continuity Management Systems – Guidance on the Use of ISO 22301:2019

ISO 22313:2020 is a guidance standard that provides recommendations and Good International Practices for successful application of Business Continuity Management System Requirements in ISO 22301:2019.

ISO 22313:2020 logically follows the same 10-element structure of ISO 22301 to provide clause by clause guidance to simplify implementation providing details on the intent and proper development of each element or clause.

Following ISO 22313:2020 guidelines provide the organization with fully developed contingencies in the ISO 22301 BCMS and assurance that the organization can successfully manage the crisis.  

The effective implementation of ISO 22301:2019 standard cannot take place without the ISO 22313 guidance standard.

ISO 22313:2020 Changes

This second revision to ISO 22313:2020 includes structural changes to align it with the 10-element structure of the ISO 22301:2019 BCMS. Due to this structural change, the ISO 22313 guidance principles applied to the ISO 22301 requirements can be easily integrated with multiple other ISO standards to meet the industry specific standard necessary for your company.

The title of this edition has been changed from “Societal Security – Business Continuity Management Systems – Requirements” to “Security and Resilience, Business Continuity Management Systems – Guidance on the Use of ISO 22301:2019” clearly placing emphasis on the importance of needed recovery aspects for the organization.

Clauses have been removed or realigned to this new structure and new clauses, sub-clause, and concepts such as Context of the Organization, Needs and Expectations, Interested Parties, Risks and Opportunities, and Organizational Knowledge have been added to expedite integration.

Where to go From Here

Utilize a consulting organization to develop ISO 22301.

Quality System Enhancement provides experienced assistance in implementation of your organization’s ISO 22301:2019 system utilizing the guidance of ISO 22313:2020.

QSE offers training for top management and all levels of your organization to fully comprehend the ISO 22301 requirements and the intent.

QSE can simplify your process by performing a brutal, thorough, and effective ISO 22301:2019 internal audit; assist in audit corrective actions; final preparation before the audit; and clarification during the certification audit.

QSE Difference: Quality Systems Enhancement Inc is a premium AuditingConsulting and Training firm involved in coaching, assisting and auditing, facilities to be certified to international standards.  QSE will make sure that all changes to regulatory requirements are communicated to manufacturers during consultation and that documentation change requirements are fully met. Over 25 years the firm has been engaged in this business and has helped over 800 facilities in achieving their certification goals. QSE has a disciplined 10 Step path towards certification which is insensitive to failure. QSE has helped organizations to get certified not only to ISO 22313 but also to several other International Standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001ISO 45001 and sector specific standards such as, IATF 16949:2016, AS 9100 D, TL 9000, FSSC 22000:2018, SQF edition 8.1. BRC-8 IFS in food safety and many more.

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