26 02, 2018

Bowties increasingly popular in India

2018-02-26T17:02:10+02:00News|

More and more people in India are becoming familiar with the bowtie method. CGE and its local partner Sudaksha Consulting have been investing in the region by participating in conferences and organizing workshops, to demonstrate how the barrier based bowtie methodology can help organizations improve their risk management structure. Presenting the benefits of visual barrier [...]

21 02, 2018

How Human Factors can be taken into account in Bowtie risk modeling

2019-01-17T14:50:00+02:00Blog, BowtieXP|

Bowtie risk assessment is broadly used in high hazard industries. The bowtie modeling has proven to be a successful method to: 1) visualize risk scenario’s and control measures, 2) facilitate structured brainstorming and 3) identify gaps in risk control, by highlighting information that is lacking or unknown. Human Factors: a greater threat than technical [...]

15 02, 2018

Barriers: how many do you really have?

2019-03-12T08:51:46+02:00Blog|

The above picture shows a Boeing 787 that suffered from electrical fire in Heathrow, 2013 Guest blog by Anthony Venetz - Across Safety Development When looking at barriers in a bowtie they appear to be sequential, i.e. if one barrier fails then the next one should come into play, but is this always the case? [...]

15 02, 2018

Barriers: how many do you really have?

2018-02-15T12:15:21+02:00Blog|

Guest blog by Anthony Venetz - Across Safety When looking at barriers in a BowTie they appear to be sequential, i.e. if one barrier fails then the next one should come into play, but is this always the case? Are barriers sometimes ‘parallel’ rather than ‘sequential’? If so, what does this mean for how you [...]

7 02, 2018

Using BowTieXP to operationalize your barriers or controls

2019-01-17T14:50:56+02:00Blog, Software functionality blog|

We often see that organizations can be quite adept at performing the first steps in building a better safety culture using BowTieXP software. They start with identifying and defining their barriers and they even find the employees who are accountable for the barrier. These are some great and very necessary first steps to construct a [...]

1 02, 2018

Barrier management practices discussed at Botlek event

2019-02-07T16:16:57+02:00BowtieXP, News|

On the 29th of January, Slice and CGE brought together around 50 people for the ‘Barriers at the Botlek’ event, to discuss barrier management practices as experienced by companies who’ve embraced barrier-based risk management, such as Shell, Sandvik and Odfjell. Discussed topics were: barrier maturity levels in organizations, moving from risk registers to a barrier-based [...]