Healthcare Industry Risk Management

Risk Engineering Services for the Life Sciences & Pharmaceutical Industry

Reduce risks to your operations

Reduce risks to your operations

about Life Sciences and pharmaceutical hazards

The life sciences and pharmaceutical industries face some of the most complex risk to safety, quality, and operability are upheld. Companies in these industries face:

TÜV SÜD Global Risk Consultants works closely with some of the most successful companies in the industry to understand their hazards and the markets they serve. In the life sciences industry, TÜV SÜD Global Risk Consultants has delivered the following results:

  • $22.9 billion in loss estimate reduction for our clients since 2002 
  • 1,116 facility inspections since 2007
  • 3,259 recommendations to improve risk management processes since 2002 

Independent risk assessments are critical to the life science and pharmaceutical industries. Expert engineers will identify potential hazards in your facilities and provide detailed recommendations for risk mitigation.

We also work to understand the significance of key products, the manufacturing process, and unique aspects of each locations. That enables us to identify business risks and ensure that those risks are minimized.

Some services we offer to the life sciences and pharmaceutical industry include:

Fire Protection Assessments:
Fire and explosion risk assessments protect employees and expensive equipment. We identify fire hazards from electrical systems, equipment, work processes, and human error. Our recommendations are uniquely tailored to your facility and specific risk tolerance. 

Effective Emergency Response Planning
Emergency Communication Systems (ECS), also known as Mass Notification Systems, are designed to alert and evacuate occupants of a building in case of an emergency situation. Working in tandem with a company’s  business continuity plan, an ECS not only alerts occupants that an emergency is occurring, but also advises occupants directly on the nature of the emergency and provides instructions on the correct actions to take. TÜV SÜD GRC provides critical system designs for Emergency Communication Systems, allowing you to ensure that the bid quality design matches your business needs.

Natural Hazards Analysis
Natural hazards are also a key area of concern for our pharmaceutical clients since some areas that are attractive for pharmaceutical manufacturing are in areas with known earthquake and/or windstorm exposures. TÜV SÜD GRC can not only provide detailed analysis of the exposures but can also offer engineered solutions.

Code and project services
Pharmaceutical and life sciences companies must evaluate and upgrade fire and emergency communication systems on an ongoing basis. With high hazards, it is critical that employees are quickly alerted about potential dangers like fire, chemical spills, natural hazards, or active shooters. Relying on legacy systems is simply not an option.

The continuous education and training undertaken by TÜV SÜD GRC's dedicated staff is critical in maintaining the qualifications necessary to perform high-quality loss control surveys and consulting. In addition, our team of consultants who consistently attend the noted seminars and conferences utilize specialized resources such as various vapor cloud modeling software and Process Safety Management (PSM) Auditor training to help our clients meet their corporate loss prevention goals.

Quality Assurance and Control
Quality assurance and quality control (QA/QC) are two different activities that are part of quality management. QA is focused on the process used to measure and provide confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled, thereby preventing defects. With our global multidisciplinary pool of experts experienced with the requirements of the pharmaceutical industry, we will be able to support you in over 1,000 locations worldwide.

Industry expertise

 Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Industry Risk AssessmentOur engineers are constantly learning and seeking out educational opportunities. We attend numerous conferences and seminars to gain more industry knowledge such as:

  • International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE)
  • Member - American Institute of Chemical Engineering (AlChE)
  • Member - Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE)
  • Pharmaceutical Loss Control Group (PLCG)

Your trusted industry advisor

TÜV SÜD Global Risk Consultants (GRC) is the leading independent property risk engineering firm. We analyze your operations, inspect your facilities, learn from your team – and provide risk recommendations that save you money. In fact, we have reduced pharmaceutical and life science client risks by $22.9 billion over the years.

What can we do for your business? Contact us to learn more.


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