Complete Risk Management and Business Continuity Toolkit
One stop shop for the risk management needs of small to medium business
Guidelines, tools and templates. In one immediately available 2.49MB Compressed (zipped) Folder, an integrated set of Microsoft files (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint) - all easily tailored to meet your needs.
Unsolicited Feedback: "Many thanks. This toolkit is brilliant!" (Mr. Doug Nelson, MBCI, CBCP, Business Continuity Manager, CHIRON, Emeryville, California.)
ILLUSTRATIVE / EXAMPLE PRODUCTS FROM THE COMPLETE CONTINUITY TOOLKIT
Available here within the Complete Continuity Toolkit.
A Microsoft Office Excel 97-2003 Workbook (with embedded PDF instructions) aligned with the requirements of the International Risk Management Principles and Guidelines (ISO 31000).
Our Risk Management Tool is simple and sophisticated.
Simple - it supports you through straightforward steps aligned with the International Risk Management Standard (ISO 31000)
This tool supports and records the following key steps: 1. establishing context and identifying risks; 2. evaluating existing controls for effectiveness and adequacy; 3. analysing and evaluating risks; and 4. selecting and recording risk treatments.
Designed for use with versions of Excel as early as 97-2003 to enable easy access for more people - yet able to be used in current versions.
Sophisticated - it includes subtle, but critical, steps - such as assessing the adequacy of existing controls (as a function of effectiveness and consequence).
All risk assessment criteria and control evaluation criteria can be tailored by you - to reflect your risk profile and your risk appetite.
1. Model Business Continuity Plan Template
Specifications: Word.doc 535 KB (35 Pages)
A Model Business Continuity Plan focused on critical functions - suitable for organizations, businesses, buildings or facilities.
2. Business Continuity Planning Workbook
Specifications: Excel.xls Workbook 151 KB
These Excel Worksheets support mapping critical functions and ranking risks in a clear and straightforward manner.
The risk evaluation tools calculate risk priorities and contains other Worksheets suitable for recording key elements of the plan.
3. Self Assessment Tools
Specifications: Word.doc 631 KB (20 Pages)
If you can not measure it - You can not manage it is a fundamental management principle.
We build a firm foundation by assessing your needs - identifying the gap between where you are and where you need to be.
Our framework for assessing your preparedness is built around seven key elements - each underpinned by five assessment criteria.
This product has been developed from best practice approaches to emergency planning and risk management.
Our approach is aligned with the globally respected International Risk Management Standard ISO 31000.
Elements (and their respective criteria) can be modified to reflect your context.
Specifications: Excel.xls Workbook 157 KB
The Excel Workbook provides both a robust framework and a flexible template.
You can edit performance criteria and adjust performance level requirements.
The Microsoft Excel Worksheets record achievement in an easy to use manner.
Self assessment is within a framework of provided evidence.
The Workbook prints out reports and charts.
4. Buttress: An easy to use Access Database, Guidelines and Crisis Management Planning Framework. Supports informed decision making. Tailored reports address prevention, response and recovery.
Buttress is registered under the Trade Marks Act 1995 (TM 1355035) with IP Australia within Class 9 Application Software.
The Buttress Software Module supports enhanced business continuity and crisis management capability. It is available as a standalone software download to use "as is" and tailor to your context.
What differentiates Buttress from other business continuity and crisis management products is that it will support you to understand your risks, evaluate your exposures, and take action to:
(a) mitigate your vulnerabilty before an incident - and
(b) manage the consequences after an incident.
The module includes a Business Impact Assessment (BIA) element which will map your critical activities and identify the risks inherent across the resources you rely on to deliver those critical activities.
Buttress has been validated by clients across both the public and private sectors.
The Buttress software package is available as an immediate download.