Risk engineering

Global presence, local coverage and market-leading expertise

We offer one of the world’s most versatile and capable risk management support services. Put our global network and 75 years of experience in the field to work for you. We manage over 800 international Risk Engineering programs and have over 900 Risk Specialists operating in 40 countries around the world.

Risk engineering

Protecting your business with strong Risk Management

Every business and organization can experience a serious incident. If you are not prepared with the right processes, plans and contingencies to tackle complex risks and unpredictable events, then the fallout could be fatal. We can help you protect your assets and minimize the total cost of your risks and their potential impact on your profits. Armed with the latest tools to assess risk, we will help you achieve your business goals, by targeting risk management initiatives where they will have the greatest impact.

We actively support our customers in identifying and assessing the types of risk that threaten their company’s viability and assist in defining appropriate improvement actions. Our global Risk Engineering network carries out over 63,000 site assessments world wide every year – which means we can respond to your specific requirements by having local resources available wherever your risks are.

Products and services backed by 75 years of industry experience

  • Property (fire, security) risk assessments
  • Natural Hazard risk assessments
  • Highly Protected Risk (HPR) assessments
  • Machinery Breakdown risk assessments
  • Risk Grading and Benchmarking
  • Business Interruption risk assessments
  • General, Product and Environmental risk assessments
  • Product Recall and Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Risk Grading and Benchmarking
  • Contractor Liability risk assessments
  • Life Safety surveys
  • Motor Fleet risk assessments
  • Zurich Fleet Intelligence
  • Private Passenger Vehicle risk management
  • Root Cause assessment analysis
  • Driving Strategy training
Marine risk analysis:

  • Cargo Packing
  • Container Stow and Load
  • Supply Chain Security
  • Marine Terminal Operations
  • Project Cargo risk management
  • Post Loss assessments
  • Health & Safety risk assessments
  • Occupational Health reviews
  • Strategic and Compliance audits
  • Specific Hazard management reviews
  • Accident management
  • Statutory risk assessments
  • Supply Chain risk assessment and mapping
  • Business Continuity Management (BCM) and Business Continuity Planning (BCP) services
  • Business Interruption Modeling
  • Zurich Hazard Analysis™ (ZHA)
  • Total Risk Profiling® (TRP workshops)
  • Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
  • Diagnostic Assessment and consulting
  • Zurich Velocity ERM software

Global network of experienced Risk Engineers at your service

Active in over 40 countries around the world, our risk engineers identify, assess and improve risks with a wide range of services aimed at helping you reduce losses and overall cost of risk. Their local know-how means that they understand the language, culture and customs wherever you need their help. The majority of our risk engineers have direct, hands-on industry experience so they fully understand your business. Many of them are active on the technical committees that drive new standards and guidelines. And with over 63,000 site risk assessments carried out every year, we ensure a cycle of continuous risk improvement based on our relentless commitment to help you protect your risks.

One single point of contact

You will have a single point of contact, a well-defined service plan and regular reviews to discuss performance, trends and future objectives. 

You’ll also have access to your risk data through our online portal, benchmarking services, risk insights and the latest thought leadership.

This will help you work together with us to identify new risk reduction trends in your industry and ways to reduce your total cost of risk.

Zurich Risk Grading App - What if?

Watch the video at the right for an introduction to our groundbreaking "What If…? Risk Grading App".  It uses key elements of Zurich Risk Engineering’s risk grading methodology and converts them into a visual representation. This makes risk assessment easier to understand and provides you with insights and best practice.

Download from the app store for iPad

Case studies

Lanxess AG, one of the leading specialty chemical groups in Germany, took over three rubber production units in Brazil. To achieve global standards in operational practices around fire protection and process safety, they asked Zurich Risk Engineering to identify areas for improvement and for help to create an action plan.

Zurich Risk Engineering also carried out operator training and risk reduction sessions. Overall safety at the sites improved significantly as a result.

With Zurich we have a very open and cooperative atmosphere and dialogue with lively and positive discussions.

Lanxess AG

Zurich Japan has had a long relationship with IKEA. 
Almost immediately after the tragic earthquake on March 11th, 2011, IKEA contacted Hisashi, our Risk Engineer from Zurich’s Tokyo office, asking for support in assessing our affected stores and assistance in resuming operations. 
Despite public transportation having not yet fully recovered from the earthquake, Hisashi used a combination of his personal bicycle as well as taxis to reach the sites, complete thorough assessments with accompanying reports, all within a few days.

His personal and professional commitment allowed IKEA to reopen for business quickly and reduce financial impact.


International Risk Engineering Course

This elite training is offered to individuals who want to develop their technical, business and influencing skills through structured training and by becoming part of a personal global network of expertise; the Zurich Risk Engineering Network.

Risk Engineering property – fire protection courses

These courses are intended for Zurich staff and our customers and focus on various fire detection systems as well as fire protection.

Products and services vary by country

Because the needs of our customers are different, our products and services also vary around the world. Insurance and financial products and services are provided by licensed members of the Zurich Insurance Group (Zurich). Not all products or services listed are available in all jurisdictions or to all customers. Please contact your local Zurich office for details about the relevant products and services in your country. No warranties or guarantees are being made by Zurich based on statements on this website.

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Contact information

Contact us to find out more.  We are happy to share our knowledge with your risk managers and plant personnel.

Tel: +41 446253951