Business continuity is defined as "a holistic management process that identifies potential impacts that threatens an organisation and provides a framework for building resilience with the capability for an effective response that safeguards the interest of its key stakeholders, reputation, brand and value creating activities".

If an incident becomes serious, for example a physical incident like a fire or explosion; or reputation damaging incident like extremely adverse publicity which impacts our standing overseas or our undergraduate intake for a given year the BC plan will assist the University to recover quickly and resume close to normal activities as soon as possible.

Business continuity plans act as a toolbox drawing together a number of elements. The key ones include:

  • departmental and University-wide BC plans
  • emergency management plan including contact details and checklists covering a number of emergency scenarios
  • emergency arrangements for off-site University locations such as residences
  • staff personal details including name and address, emergency contact details
  • University floor plans
  • communication arrangements
  • relocation and transport arrangements.

Emergency management plan

The plan provides guidance about how to respond to different kinds of incident. It defines the Emergency Management Team, provides guidelines about what to expect from and how to liaise with Emergancy Services, includes useful contact details and checklists of responses for different types of emergency.

Emergency Management Plan(Bath Campus Only)