Business continuity planning as a facilities management tool

Michael Pitt (Lecturer at Heriot‐Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.)
Sonia Goyal (Post‐Graduate Student, at Heriot‐Watt University, Edinburgh, UK.)


ISSN: 0263-2772

Publication date: 1 February 2004


The inevitability of crises within the business environment suggests that the majority of organisations should have a business continuity plan (BCP). This work highlights those organisations that do not plan in this way and those which focus on information technology rather than utilising a holistic, integrated approach. Through extensive primary research this paper explores the current uptake and scope of business continuity planning within the business environment in the UK. The paper shows that the viability and effectiveness of BCPs is dependent on regular review, audit and testing.



Pitt, M. and Goyal, S. (2004), "Business continuity planning as a facilities management tool", Facilities, Vol. 22 No. 3/4, pp. 87-99.

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