This module aims to help you to understand what emergency planning is and how emergency plans are implemented. It will also look at how business continuity management helps to ensure that vital services are maintained during an emergency or incident.

Upon completion of the module, you will understand what emergency plans should cover and the steps involved in creating one. We explore the five step cycle of Business Continuity Management and how to develop and implement a Business Continuity Plan.

Please note, this module was designed for the private sector. While there are lessons applicable to humanitarian emergencies, it is not intended to be used in a humanitarian setting.


This module is suitable for managers of any level.


This course should take around 30 minutes to complete.