What does ISO 22301 lead auditor training look like?

ISO 22301 Lead Auditor

During this ISO 22301 lead auditor training, you will obtain the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out internal and external audits in compliance with ISO 19011 and ISO/IEC 17021-1 certification process.

Based on practical exercises, you will be able to master the audit techniques and become competent to manage an audit program, audit team, communicate with customers, and conflict resolution.

 After acquiring the necessary expertise for performing this audit, you can sit for the exam and apply for an “IRCA Certified ISO 22301 Lead Auditor” credential. By holding an IRCA Lead Auditor Certificate, you will demonstrate that you have the capabilities and competencies to audit organizations based on best practices.

Who should attend?

  • Auditors seeking to perform and lead Business Continuity Management System (BCMS) certification audits
  • Managers or consultants seeking to master a Business Continuity Management System audit process
  • Individuals responsible for maintaining conformance with Business Continuity Management System requirements
  • Technical experts seeking to prepare for a Business Continuity Management System audit
  • Expert advisors in Business Continuity Management

Learning objectives

  • Understand the operations of a Business Continuity Management System based on ISO 22301:2015
  • Acknowledge the correlation between ISO 22301 and other standards and regulatory frameworks
  • Understand an auditor’s role to plan, lead, and follow up on a management system audit in accordance with ISO 19011
  • Learn how to lead an audit and audit team
  • Learn how to interpret the requirements of ISO 22301 in the context of a BCMS audit
  • Acquire the competencies of an auditor to plan an audit, lead an audit, draft reports, and follow up on an audit in compliance with ISO 19011

What are the benefits of business continuity?

There are four essential business benefits that a company can achieve with the implementation of this business continuity standard:

Comply with legal requirements. There are more and more countries defining laws and regulations requiring business continuity compliance. And beyond government interests, private businesses (e.g., financial institutions) are also requiring their suppliers and partners to implement business continuity solutions. And the good news is that ISO 22301 provides a perfect framework and methodology to support compliance with these requirements – by reducing administrative and operational effort, as well as the number of penalties to be paid. Read the article Laws and regulations on information security and business continuity to see a list of business continuity legislation worldwide.

Achieve marketing advantage. If your company is ISO 22301:2015 certified and your competitors aren’t, you will have an advantage over them when it comes to customers who are sensitive about keeping the continuity of their operations, and the delivery of their products and services. Additionally, such certification can help you get new customers, by making it easier to demonstrate that you are among the best in the industry, leading to increased market share and higher profits.

Reduce dependence on individuals. More often than not, a company’s critical activities rely on just a few people who are hard to replace – a situation painfully demonstrated when these people leave the organization. Executives who are aware of this can make use of business continuity practices to become far less dependent on those individuals (either because of implemented replacement solutions or by documenting related tasks), meaning you can prevent a lot of headaches when someone leaves the organization.

Prevent large-scale damage. In a world of real-time services and transactions, every minute of down service costs money – a lot of money. And, even if your business is not so sensitive to small periods of unavailability, disruptive incidents will cost you. By implementing business continuity practices compliant with ISO 22301, you will have a insurance policy. Whether by preventing disruptive incidents from happening, or by becoming capable of faster recovery – your company will save money. And, the best thing of all is that your investment in ISO 22301 is far smaller than the cost savings you’ll achieve.

When to implement business continuity first

In enterprises and associations where information preparation is a vital spine of the activity, however where an effect investigation uncovers that significant procedures and assets (supporting key items and administrations) rely upon information sources other than IT just, we face an alternate test. Simply “fixing” IT or information security may leave numerous different procedures and assets powerless against non-IT-related dangers.

On the off chance that we have a more critical take a gander at a run-of-the-mill assembling organization, even before playing out a business sway investigation, we see procedures of crude materials or half-completed merchandise streaming into the generation site, we see the creation offices at the core of the association, and there is a progression of items to storerooms (warehousing) or potentially in the nick of time dispatching to clients or consequent assembling offices. While this procedure, as a rule, is upheld by IT assets, there are surely different dangers to this generation procedure. More or less, the association relies upon providers and a store network; the generation and warehousing offices may be imperiled by flame, flood, damage, and so forth.; and the conveyance inventory network will likewise be verified.

On the off chance that working in a region encountering an expansion in characteristic dangers, for example, tempests, fires, or floods, a prompt execution of business progression measures may be of prime significance. Similar remains constant if a danger and defenselessness investigation has demonstrated that the association is going to experience expanded dangers from physical harm or fear-based oppression.

How does business continuity fit into overall management?

Business continuity is part of overall risk management in a company, with areas that overlap with information security management and IT management.

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