Similar to other standards, ISO22301 devotes its first three sections to Scope, Normative References and Terms & Definitions. The remaining seven sections are summarised as follows:

4 Context of the Organisation - establishing and documenting:

• What the organisation does and the potential impact of disruptions

• Relationship with other policies and wider risk management

• Contractual and other requirements

• Who the interested parties are

• Scope of the management system

The standard definitely pushes the boundaries of trust in organisational managers; it is ever so slightly obsessive about repeatedly analysing and documenting what the organisation does. What used to be covered in the ‘understanding ...

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