Proactive risk management: limiting in-company damage and loss events

Taking risk-engineering action enables the probability of a damage and loss event to be reduced and the extent of damage and loss in a possible emergency to be restricted. This also applies in a similar way to major construction projects and heavy goods transportation. HDI pools these cross-risk-class activities under the name of HDI Risk Consulting.

Scope of services at a glance

HDI Risk Consulting

HDI Risk Consulting provides companies worldwide with access to more than 180 engineers and specialists, including the electrical engineering, construction, mechanical engineering and vehicle manufacturing industries. Based on their specific business requirements, companies are assisted in identifying and assessing risks and in implementing damage and loss prevention action plans. Our focus is on different activities, dependent on the insurance category.

  • On-site inspections
  • Performance of property risk and business interruption analysis as well as development of fire-protection action plans
  • Risk reduction action advice and support
  • Training to improve operational safety and security standards
  • Development of emergency action plans to minimise the consequences of damage following loss events
  • On-site support for installation and construction projects
  • Risk inspections of technical plants and systems conventional and renewable power generation in particular
  • Risk dialogue based on our expert knowledge and experience as an industrial insurer
  • Risk and safety-related assessment of fleets and development of specific risk prevention action plans.
  • Comprehensive, detail-focused advice on the issue of fleets/vehicle pools plus conduct of and support for negotiations with service providers.
  • Technical and logistical organization of accident repairs for cars and vans within a proprietary garage network.
  • Risk-related analysis of car dealerships and development of specific fire and theft prevention action plans.
  • Live monitoring of shipments worldwide using a global risk engineering system.
  • Development and implementation of safety and security related strategies to ensure damage-free shipment handling.
  • Training in a range of logistics related disciplines, for example packaging technology and load securement.
  • Assistance with the organisation of multimodal shipments, for example route surveys.
  • Assistance with cold-chain risks, in particular where pharmaceuticals are involved (GDP).
  • Review and enhancement of warehousing and shipping terms and conditions in automotive logistics.
  • Analysis of and action to counter natural catastrophe (NatCat) risks along global supply chains.


Worldwide damage and loss-prevention support provided by a global network with a presence in 21 countries

Based on risk analyses, risk engineers assist worldwide with the implementation of damage and loss prevention action plans and with the introduction of risk management systems.

Cross-risk-class NatCat, burglary/theft, business interruption support

In response to enquiries about natural hazards, risk engineers worldwide conduct location-specific natural hazards analyses and can ascertain hazard potential and the associated risks.

Safety and security takes priority

Specialists conduct weakness analyses, develop specific protection strategies and provide professional property protection advice following damage events.

Production processes and supply chains scrutinised

Business interruption and supply chain analyses are performed. Based on the findings, risks are identified, reduced and any residual risks can be transferred through insurance.

Construction planning support

Project-planning support and assistance with licensing authority co-ordination is provided to operators and planners during the course of new build and building extension projects.

Early identification of technical malfunctions

Risk engineers conduct status tests, for example on machinery and technical systems, in order to identify possible malfunctions in good time and prevent occurrences of damage.

Experts’ tip

Up-to-date overviews at any time with the aid of GREEN

Our web-based GREEN (Global Risk Engineering Extranet) platform provides clients with an overview of the current risk situation at all their locations.

Further information about GREEN