22 04, 2016

IOGP Report 415: Standardization of Barrier Definitions

2017-08-03T13:42:38+02:00Articles & Reports, Blog, BowtieXP|

The concept of barrier thinking in risk management is well understood. However, in practice, the term ‘barrier’ is used in different ways and at different levels of detail, which makes it difficult to consistently link event or incident causes with necessary improvements in controls. This report standardizes the types and categories of process safety barriers. [...]

4 04, 2016

Functional Safety: the next edition of IEC 61511

2019-06-26T10:28:58+02:00Blog, Compliance|

On the 18th of May 2016, Mirek Generowicz presented a paper on 'Functional Safety: the next edition of IEC 61511'. This blog post refers to his paper, that is available here. Introduction Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) is presented in the IEC 61511 standard, and many of our users may not have yet discovered the [...]