BSi introduces 11 new standards in response to Covid-19

Posted on 09/04/2020 by IED

Following the outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), BSI has considered how they can actively support and contribute towards the collective efforts in mitigating the potential risks caused by this global health issue amongst the UK business community.

They have reviewed the information available to them and as a result, BSI has worked with international standards organisations to make these standards accessible for the purposes of organisations that are involved in the UK COVID-19 response.

Upload date: 26 March 2020

Continuity and Resilience

  • PD CEN/TS 17091:2018 Crisis management: Building a strategic capability
  • BS EN ISO 22301:2019 Business continuity management systems — Requirements
  • BS EN ISO 22313:2020 Business continuity management systems. Guidance on the use of ISO 22301
  • ISO/TS 22318:2015 Guidelines for supply chain continuity
  • ISO 22316:2017 Organizational resilience. Principles and attributes

Risk Management

  • BS ISO 31000:2018 Risk management — Guidelines
  • BS 31100:2011 Risk management - Code of practice and guidance for the implementation of BS ISO 31000

Community Resilience

  • BS ISO 22319:2017 Community resilience - Guidelines for planning the involvement of spontaneous volunteers
  • BS ISO 22330:2018 Guidelines for people aspects of business continuity
  • BS ISO 22395:2018 Community resilience. Guidelines for supporting vulnerable persons in an emergency

Emergency Management

  • BS ISO 22320:2018 Emergency management. Guidelines for incident management

These standards offer information and practical advice for businesses and individuals, which help the business community navigate the challenges and potential risks associated with the current global crisis.

They will constantly be reviewing the situation in order to ensure that they are working with businesses in the most effective and supportive way in these extraordinary times.

View the standards here


BSI is currently working in partnership with the Emergency Planning College (EPC), part of the Cabinet Office Civil Contingencies Secretariat, to deliver training to the complimentary standards by webinar.

The webinar series schedule is below:

COVID-19 and Organizational Resilience

Robert MacFarlane, Deputy Director, Head, Resilience Training, Doctrine & Standards, Cabinet Office and Kevin Brear, Director of Consulting – Technology Risk Management, Xcina Consulting Limited

Watch the video on demand or download the presentation here

COVID-19: Community Resilience and Volunteers

Duncan Shaw, Professor in Operational Research and Critical Systems at the University of Manchester, David Powell, Visiting Academic at the University of Manchester, Professor Margaret Harris, Emeritus Professor at Aston University and David Norris, Head of Service Delivery (Operations), Buckinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Watch the video on demand or download the presentation here

COVID-19 and Risk Management

Russell Price Chairman, Continuity Forum; Julia Graham, Technical Director, AIRMIC

Watch the video on demand or download the presentation here

Thursday, 9 April 11.00 – 12.30, “COVID-19 and Continuity”

Rick Cudworth, Partner, Risk Advisory, Deloitte LLP; Malcolm Cornish ISO 22313 Project Leader

Implementing BS ISO 22313 Business Continuity Management Systems – Guidance to ISO 22301

Register here


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