31 05, 2018

A Mining Guest Blog Series by Jim Joy – Part 4: Making the argument – Risk is all about Controls and their Effectiveness

2020-10-16T15:46:29+02:00Blog, Mining|

Achieving control-focused mindsets and methods may be a step change. This article will discuss the mindset shift that forms part of the move toward site control-based risk management and critical control management. Subsequent articles will discuss the changes to risk management methods in more detail. Risk-focus versus control-focus In the past, and perhaps even today, [...]

25 05, 2018

Threat or failed barrier? How to decide?

2018-05-25T12:12:33+02:00Blog, BowtieXP|

A common mistake for beginning bowtie users is to describe threats as failed barriers. For example: “Failure of X”, ‘Lack of Y” or “Absence of Z” etc. Our quick and dirty advice is usually to just rephrase the threat in a positive manner so that it fits the description of a barrier. “Failure of ABS” becomes [...]

22 05, 2018

BowTieXP 9.2 and BowTieServer 3.2 are officially released

2020-01-28T16:50:14+01:00News, Software|

Today BowTieXP 9.2 and BowTieServer 3.2 are officially released. Changes have been made to BowTieXP, IncidentXP, AuditXP and BowTieServer. Below is an overview of the latest features and improvements of the software: System & parts (BowTieXP) Question aggregation (AuditXP) Link RCA events to bowtie barriers (IncidentXP) Integrated BowTieXP & IncidentXP action tracking (BowTieServer) Translatable (BowTieServer) [...]

16 05, 2018

Consequences in a bowtie: why describe them as events rather than damage?

2018-05-16T10:35:15+02:00Blog, BowtieXP|

One of the guidelines we use when creating bowties is to describe the consequences as events, rather than damage. However, we see that many bowtie-creators struggle with the description of a consequence. In this blog, we explain how to describe consequences in the bowtie. Describing your consequences A common approach is that the bowtie-creator defines [...]

9 05, 2018

Big Data in your Bowtie


Guest blog by Coen van Gulijk, professor of railway safety and risk at the University of Huddersfield. Bowties are an effective visual representation of the risk space that you want to control. Bowties connect hazards, threats, consequences and most importantly controls in a clear interface. With the new BowTieServer, several functions can be added to bowties [...]