ISO 22301 Certification

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Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) ISO 22301 is the mark of an organisation that is protecting their business from disruption

Why do I need ISO 22301 Certification?

The international standard for business continuity is ISO 22301.

The world pandemic in 2020/21 has taught us all how important it is to understand the threats to business, how to reduce risk and recover from disruption.

ISO 22301 specifies the requirements for a management system to achieve this.

Achieving ISO 22301 certification demonstrates that your organisation adopts an internationally recognised standard for Business Continuity, which in turn grows trust and confidence across all your stakeholder groups including employees and customers.

Due to events over 2020/21 this standard is increasingly becoming adopted by companies across the globe.

Working within this standard and gaining certification demonstrates that your organisation works towards best practice and has minimised risk of disruption across a range of potential events.

This significantly strengthens the business resulting in increased competitive advantage and performance.

What is ISO 22301?

ISO 22301

ISO 22301 is the international standard for Business Continuity Management (BCM).

The standard covers a range of aspects that you need to demonstrate including:

One of the main key drivers of success is that top management commit to driving this within the organisation.

Communication and engagement across the business to ensure that there are no silos and that the organisation works together.

Demonstration of a working Business Continuity Management System that will support the organisation in the prevention and recovery from disruptions to your business.

A collaborative approach in working with internal stakeholders to carry out internal assessments to proactively identify risks and respond.

The benefits to those who have ISO 22301

Cost savings and reduce resource waste due to operating in a more efficient and effective way

Reduction of risk to the business protecting profitability

Positive impact on your reputation and brand resulting in growing trust and confidence across stakeholders

Working collaboratively across the organisation reducing silos and developing positive relationships

Demonstrating compliance with influencers and stakeholders across public sector and large organisations

Timely reaction to any disruption that may occur, minimising damage

Why choose Simply Certification for your ISO 22301

We understand that this may be a little daunting for organisations to gain or transition onto this new standard. However you are in safe hands.

  • Our people. From our assessors to our admin team, you will find us to be positive, friendly and helpful.

  • Our customers love working with us, as we ensure a personal touch and work with you, not against you.

  • We’re responsive and agile. We’ll work around your timeframe and needs and ensure an efficient assessment plan.

  • We work collaboratively with our customers, our assessments are an enjoyable experience and never dreaded!

  • We don’t tie our customers into contracts. They stay with us as they enjoy working with us.

  • Easy to understand audit reports delivered via our audit report system to help you manage any tasks that you need to address to gain or maintain certification.

  • Our pricing is extremely competitive and straightforward. No annual management fees and you can choose the day rate you want; with expenses or without, you decide.

The process


The beginning bit

  • First of all you need the relevant processes in place so that you are ‘assessment ready’. If you need help to do this, get in touch.

  • Complete our application form so we have information about you.

  • We will issue a quotation based on the information you have provided in the application form.

  • If you want to proceed, simply accept the quotation by email.

  • We will run through the application to gain a deeper understanding of your business.


The middle bit

  • We will match you with one of our excellent auditors and book in your date for a “Stage One Assessment.” This assessment is a document review to ensure your processes meet the ISO 22301 standard.

  • Your “Stage Two Assessment” will also be programmed in, usually 4-6 weeks after your Stage One. This is a review of your day to day operations so that we can collect evidence to demonstrate your working practices are in line with your processes.

  • If there are no major non-conformances following from your Stage Two we will issue your certification. If there are non-conformances you will have 6 weeks to address them and provide proof.


The ongoing bit

  • Once you have gained certification you enter into a cycle of surveillance audits. We always provide a consistent and efficient audit program.

  • These are much shorter than the initial audit and are carried out to ensure your organisation continues to meet the ISO standard.

  • When you come towards the end of the three years, we will be in touch to organise a re-assessment visit.  This won’t be as in detail as the initial audit and will start off the next three year cycle.

  • We always work closely with our clients to ensure they are happy with our service and have ongoing communications throughout your cycle to discuss any changes that may affect your certification.



Simply Certification Limited
The Eco Centre
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Hebburn NE31 1SR


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