26 03, 2018

Bowtie Library now includes over 600 bowtie diagrams


To help our partners and clients at various bowtie knowledge levels, CGE took the initiative of creating a database with case studies called the ‘Bowtie Examples Library’. The Bowtie Library is constantly being updated with newly uploaded bowties from partners and clients. In the past few months, CGE has also added some additional aviation-, chemical-, and [...]

23 03, 2018

Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (Managed by Cleveland Clinic) research suggests use of bowtie to improve healthcare quality


In order to improve the quality of healthcare, it is important to assess the risks that might affect the service delivery and quality of health intervention. This will help other healthcare professionals to work on ensuring minimum risks are maintained in delivering a certain intervention to the patients. Bowtie proves to be successful in promoting healthcare [...]

22 03, 2018

Chaining bowties – Breaking up the operation in more detailed chunks

2019-03-12T08:57:18+01:00Blog, Software functionality blog|

Bowties are great for communicating risks by visualizing everything in one simple diagram. Sometimes, however, an operation is so big and complex that, if we were to put the entire operation in one bowtie diagram, we’d lose its strength: the ability to provide a clear overview. In this case, we’d cautiously advise to start [...]

14 03, 2018

The inevitability of functional safety embracing cybersecurity risk

2020-10-22T09:15:57+02:00Blog, Cyber security|

Guest blog by Nigel Stanley (Chief Technology Officer - Operational Technology and Industrial Cybersecurity CoE) - TÜV Rheinland (Risktec Solutions Ltd.) Most people would agree that we are now at the start of the fourth (4.0) industrial revolution, also known as the current trend of automation and data exchange. The traditional slower pace of industry [...]

8 03, 2018

How do barriers relate to one another? Taking dependencies into account in Bowtie

2019-07-16T09:39:58+02:00Blog, BowtieXP|

Loss of containment could lead to fire. Having multiple barriers or controls between those events could give the impression that the operation is well-protected. But what if your barriers are dependent on each other? Many organizations struggle with the level of detail when defining barriers in bowtie risk modeling. For example: should barriers be fully [...]