Zurich Risk Engineering

Proactive protection for your business

Our team of risk engineering specialists is the largest in the industry. With proven capabilities and industry-specific expertise, we can help you move your risk engineering activities from “Let’s make sure this doesn’t happen again” to “Let’s make sure this doesn’t happen in the first place.” Because proactive protection is always better, and less expensive, than cure.

Risk engineering

Risk Engineering – the Zurich way

Zurich’s risk management methodology is a process of continuous improvement and it starts with risk identification. Then, taking into account a number of factors, we assess and grade your exposures, which helps you prioritise and manage your risks. Our findings allow us to share relevant insights based on best practice, industry benchmarks and loss history. We will suggest risk improvement actions to help you mitigate the risks. The process then begins again to ensure that you always have an effective loss prevention strategy and improvement actions in place.

Offering a full range of services from on-site assessments to board-level advice, our team of risk engineers work in partnership with our global customers, often over many years, building up a wealth of in-depth knowledge and insights. This allows us to provide the best advice to help you protect the business you love and make more informed investment decisions around your risk management strategy.

Zurich Onsite
Our innovative risk visualization tool

Zurich Onsite changes the way that our risk engineers work with you. Watch this short, amusing video of a risk engineer going through the features and benefits of the tool with his customer and you will see why you’ll love the way we help you manage your risks. Find out more

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

A global network of experience 

  • Over 75 years of risk engineering experience.
  • We have 900 risk professionals with industry expertise operating in 40 countries.
  • Our Risk Engineers carry out over 60,000 site assessments every year.
  • We manage over 800 international Risk Engineering programs globally.


One single point of contact

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

You’ll also have access to innovative tools, benchmarking services, risk insights, the latest thought leadership, and all of your risk data through our online My Zurich portal. We are there to support you and to work together to identify new industry trends and innovative ways of managing your total cost of risk.

Zurich What if...? Risk Grading App

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