Zurich has issued Guidelines For Reducing Exposure To Terrorism as a useful reference on the risks terrorism poses to life and property, and how to reduce those exposures. This guide was published prior to the recent events in Paris, but the recommendations are still pertinent.
The risk of terrorism or extreme violence is unfortunately real and has occurred with very costly consequences in terms of human life, human suffering, physical damage, and business interruption. Consequences may continue long after an act of terrorism. How well a firm or organization can protect its visitors, customers, and/or guests may determine how quickly the firm recovers, if at all. In addition to the catastrophic exposure to personal injuries, property damage, and business interruption a firm or organization’s brand and corporate name damage is lasting. A comprehensive risk assessment with strategies to mitigate the identified risks and vulnerabilities can mitigate losses and preserve your good name.