General Practice, Solo & Small Firm DivisionMagazine

 
Volume 17, Number 1
January/February 2000

Table 1: Business Interruption Events

System Interruption Events

Catastrophic Events

• power outage

• major fire

• contained fire

• floods

• sprinkler system activation

• storm/hurricane/tornado

• construction mishap

• earthquake

• telephone outage  

• computer hardware failure  

• computer software failure  

• network outage  

• employee sabotage  

• equipment failure  

• heating, ventilation, air conditioning problems  

• chemical spills  

• illness outbreaks  

• data corruption  

• security system failures  

• computer viruses  

• traffic or other accidents (blocking access to facilities)  

• bomb threats (blocking access to facilities)  

• supplier goes out of business  

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