Terrorist Damage Assessments

There is a strong need today to mitigate the risk from terrorist activity. Political terrorism, indiscriminate extremist activity, direct action or political instability all pose a threat. Businesses need to protect themselves against the impacts: casualties, business interruption, property damage and reputation risks. Control Risks helps clients to understand the risks and the levels of protection that can be achieved. This enables them to take advantage of growth opportunities without affecting security or their duty of care to their staff and the public.
Control Risks has analysts based all around the world, giving us on-the-ground knowledge of local terrorist groups. The team brings together experts in counter-terrorism, security consultancy and civil engineering. Our services in this sector include:

  • Threat assessment: We provide analysis of relevant terrorist groups and extremists and their modus operandi in order to define the potential threats faced
  • Blast damage assessments: Our experts can undertake an explosive effects assessment that will show the vulnerability of a structure, its occupants, its façade and glazing based on agreed external and/or internal scenarios. Building on this, we develop mitigation strategies that will reduce the risk of death, injury and catastrophic damage to structures. Control Risks has extensive experience, and is a recognised expert, in providing probable/estimated maximum loss studies, according to international, national and industry best practice standards
  • Hostile vehicle mitigation: Using vehicles to breach site perimeters and building envelopes has become a common methodology for those intent on causing harm to others. Control Risks has helped clients to design and install tested and certified passive and active barriers to counter this threat
  • Ballistic mitigation: In high-risk regions, where such measures are appropriate, our consultants have designed proportionate ballistic mitigation systems into clients’ buildings. This typically goes beyond bullet-resistant glass to include walls, doorways and where appropriate, floors and ceilings
  • Physical attack mitigation: the level of protection provided by a physical barrier depends upon the skill and equipment of those trying to breach it. Control Risks has been called upon by clients to assess the efficacy of their security measures.

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