The June 14th 2017 tragedy involving London‘s Grenfell Tower has brought the problem of high rise buildings clad in combustible exterior walls to the forefront of mainstream media. One of the most prevalent hazards associated with any high-rise building is the potential for vertical fire spread. This potential exists due to fire‘s inherent behavior of spreading rapidly through combustible material in a vertical array. Vertical fire spread was amplified at Grenfell due to the combustible cladding and the combustibility of the insulation and framing behind it.
This expertise publication from Swiss Re Corporate Solutions' Risk Engineering Services team provides an analysis of the Grenfell Tower loss, along with expert risk management insights on mitigating loss in high-rise buildings. Download a copy "Combustible Exterior Cladding on High Rise Buildings – A Global Concern."
Sexual abuse in healthcare is more common than you might think, and healthcare professionals are in a particularly powerful position when treating patients. This presentation will explore the prevalence of sexual abuse committed by healthcare and allied professionals, and the potential liability faced by the facilities that employ such professionals. We will provide risk management strategies for preventing sexual abuse lawsuits and provide tips on how to handle such cases should they occur.Learn more
Risk managers and corporate insurance professionals consistently identify Business Interruption (BI) as the major concern facing their business today. In this publication we explore some common challenges clients face when working out their Business Interruption cover through a series of case studies.Learn more
Swiss Re Corporate Solutions appoints Jeff Summerville Head Casualty, Financial & Professional Services North AmericaLearn more
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