Training Programs/Services

Business Continuity Plan

  
ACI Global BCP
  

This Resilience and Business Continuity Plan is reviewed as required in line with both ACI Global's Key Strategic Objectives and Goals and the intent of all applicable ISO Standards during the organisations regular Business Review Activities.

1 PURPOSE

  

The purpose of this Business Continuity Plan is to ensure the continuation of ACI Global as a business during and following any critical incident that results in disruption to our normal operational capability.

  

2 OBJECTIVES

The objectives of this plan are to ensure that ACI Global can continue its opeations post a business critical function becoming non operational. This Plan will

  • define and prioritise critical business functions
  • risk assess identified potential risks;
  • detail immediate responses;
  • details strategies and actions to continue doing business; and
  • review regularly
  
Reviewed at Business Review July 2022
Event Cause Preventive Controls (Against Causes) Impacts Reactive Controls so as (To mitigate any consequence should it happen Reputation Financial Legal

Data Loss

Unathorised access to system

Hardware failure

Viruse

Two factor authentication

Personal passwords

Ensure all data is regularly backup and accessible

Ensure Antivirus is operational and current

Loss of Data

Breach of privacy

Change all passwords to 25 digits with symbols – use a password generator such as lastpass

Acquire access to last backup and download to independent system or hardrive

X X

System Loss

Terrorists - Cybercrime

Act of God

Two factor authentication

Personal passwords

Ensure all data is regularly backup and accessible

Ensure Antivirus is operational and current

Unable to access server

Unable to access information

Information becomes corrupt and unusable

Payments get loss

Change all passwords to 25 digits with symbols – use a password generator such as lastpass

Acquire access to last backup and download to independent system or hardrive

X X X

QMS/OHS/EMS Issue, hazard, aspect, incident or death of key personell

Natural causes

Illness

Deliberat act

QMS/OHS/EMS Incident

Ensure that all key personnel are cross trained in ACI Global business continuity plan

Overall impacts to the entirety of the business

Have a strategy in place for incident, accidental or death.

X

Loss of Building

Fire either accident or deliberate.

Chemical spill

Become an active crime scene

Protests or riots prevent entry

Enure that there is an alternative location for the operation of business to continue.

Head office untendable

Office is mobile so any alternative location will suit.

X X

Loss of third party – IP provider / ACI Global platform provider / training provider.

Bankruptcy

Develop a list of active providers to ACI Global and develop plans for mitigation and migration to other services should the need arise.

X X X
  

3 CRISIS MANAGEMENT TEAM (CMT)

  

The crisis management team is in place to make decisions when the Business Continuity Plan needs to be implemented.

  
  • The Senior Executive Responsible (SER) is the CMT Crisis Coordunator;
  • The IT Manager and Director assists.
  

4 ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  

To ensure a quick and efficient response to an emergency situation, persons with responsibility for activities described in this CMP, must be aware of the procedures and their duties at all times.

  

4.1 - Crisis Coordinator

  

In the event of an actual crisis the Crisis Coordinator is responsbile for:

  
  • Ensuring the CMT operates effectively;
  • Determine the need for additional CMT personnel;
  • Identify Crisis Control Centre location;
  • Ensure a post crisis review is completed; and
  • Chairing the Crisis Management Team meeting
  • The provision of communication to the media relations advisor and staff during an emergency;
  • Providing human resources and trauma counselling services; and
  • Media Relations.
  

4.2 - Internet Crisis Team (ICT)

  

In the event of an actual crisis the ICT Team is responsible for:

  
  • Getting the ICT up and running;
  • Ensuring that students lose the least amount of online services as possible.
  

5 ACTIVATION OF THE CMT

  
  • The CMT will be activated immediately should one of the identified events come into being.
  • When a crisis is declared, the Crisis Coordinator will contact the IT Manager and convene a meeting.
  • They will determine the need for any additional personnel or roles required and have them assemble with the CMT.
  • The Crisis Coordinator will advise of the location of the Crisis Control Centre and initial meeting time.
  • Once assembled, the Crisis Coordinator will provide full details of the crisis in relation to threat / damage to people, assets, property and the environment.
  • The CMT will ensure the Crisis Management Plan is executed appropriately, including management of key stakeholders and protection of evidence.
  • Alternative locations to be determined by the Crisis Coordinator based on the location and type of event and level of risk. It may also be necessary for people to participate remotely.
  

Resources required upon activating the Crisis Control Centre are documented within the ACI Content Management System.

  

6 RETURN TO WORK

  

ACI GLobal will provide the necessary resources to help person/s recover as quickly and as effectively as possible in the event of a person suffering an injury.

  

7 EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (EAP)

  

EAP providers have been established to ensure suitable assistance is carried out by competent professionals in the event of a critical event occurring. If required contact the Managing Diretor and SER.

  

8 MEDIA RELATIONS

  

All media relations are to go through the Crisis Coordinator.

  

A1 Crisis Coordination Plan

  
Reviewed at Business Review July 2022
NAME:
Procedues/Checklist - DURING AND Emergency
Priority Task Allocated To Status
High

Obtain full details of the event from the onsite emergency management team in terms of the threat / damage to people, assets, property and the environment.

High

Contact the IT Manager and organise to meet and confirm the event details, status and definition of emergency or crisis.

High

Allocate the CMT roles as required

  • Declare the Crisis over at the appropriate time, in consultation with the CM
  • Ensure all actions arising from the Crisis review are complete and implemented.
  

A2 ICT Plan

  
Reviewed at Business Review July 2022
NAME:

Responsibilities: Assessing the impact and damage to;

  • Hardware;
  • Infrastructure;
  • Telecommunications;
  • Information; and
  • Data security.
Procedues/Checklist - DURING AND Emergency
Priority Task Allocated To Status
High

Obtain full details of the event in terms of the threat / damage to people, assets, property and the environment.

High

Organise the alert notification and initiate communication with all relevant staff.

High

Implement the ITCP.

High

Stand-down Systems & Telecommunication procedures when appropriate.

Procedues/Checklist - AFTER an Emergency
Priority Task Allocated To Status
High

Restoration of normal operations.

High

Post emergency review of Systems & Telecommunications Plan and ITCP and implement improvements as required.

High

Review policies, procedures and guidelines utilised by the Systems & Telecommunications Plan and the effectiveness of the Systems & Telecommunications Plan) in the light of the event / emergency and identify and make improvements

High

People - Implement the Employee assist program to ensure return to work as soon as practicable.

  

A3 Post Crisis Plan Evaluation

  

Plan Title:

--(Insert Plan Title)--

Process Owner:

--(Insert Position Title)--

Evaluation Date:

--(Insert Review Date)--

Evaluation Conducted by:

--(Insert Name)--

  
  

Please consider:

  • What aspects of the Plan and supporting documentation worked well?
  • What aspects of the Plan and supporting documentation did not work well?
  • Was the documentation adequate and up-to-date?
  • Was the communication effective and informative?
  • What should be done differently in the event of a future emergency?
  • What lessons were learnt?
  • What improvements can be made to the Plan, supporting documentation and processes?
  • Identify any bottlenecks relating to the Plan, supporting documents and processes.
  

A4 Crisis Control Centre

  

Crisis Control Center

It should be noted that ACI Global is a fully online education service provider and accordingly the crisis control centre can be located anywhere as long as access to a PC is available.

  

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2022-08-01