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The leading provider in barrier based risk management solutions

About us

Today’s world is increasing in complexity and risks. Because of this, more insight and overview is required with regard to risk factors. And with that more useful information and communication is required for a safe working environment and reliable operation for all stakeholders.

We assist our customers to address three basic questions:
1. Do we understand what can go wrong?
2. Do we know what our systems are to prevent this happening?
3. Do we have information to assure us they are working effectively?

To deal with these questions and with constant change, companies need new and innovative means to manage their risks. Our goal is to offer world class barrier based risk management software solutions to identify and manage operational, tactical and strategic risks – from the work floor to a corporate level and across the enterprise.

We believe that barrier based risk management can contribute to less incidents, but also to better insight and knowledge transfer, improved efficiency, higher returns, cost savings, better quality and even a competitive strategic advantage.

CGE Risk Management Solutions delivers standard “off the shelf” software for barrier based risk management. The software can be used for risk assessments, audits & inspections, incident management (reporting, analysis, investigation and action tracking), compliance management and a ‘barrier based’ document library.

The core of the software is the qualitative and visual “bowtie” risk assessment method that helps you to make risk understandable. To understand incidents and process deviations, we support various methods such as BSCAT (DNV GL), Tripod, Barrier Failure Analysis, Timeline, Root Cause Analysis and TOP-SET RCA (Kelvin TOP-SET).

This will allow you to understand what you can do to control these risks and manage your critical barriers and controls to enable safe and efficient operations.

We started BowtieXP in 2004. Today we offer a suite of standard “off the shelf” software products serviced by a team operating from The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Australia and Houston with a global partner network on 7 continents.

We keep focus and do what we are good at: making state-of-the-art risk management solutions: BowTieXP, IncidentXP, AuditXP, BowTieServer. In addition to these products we also act as a distributor of Investigator 3 and BlackBox. For a small number of industry leading clients we are involved in development projects.

To be able to service our clients to the best of our ability, we work with the best software solutions via a global network of experienced consultancy partners. We have thorough knowledge of methodologies for training, applying and implementing these solutions in your organization.

We believe in good methods, excellent software solutions and good services. Our software solutions are all based on risk management and incident analysis methods that have been around for many years and have been accepted by many industries. The visual and qualitative bowtie risk assessment methodology is at the heart of what we offer. The basis of this method is identifying which barriers are important to be managed, in order to control what you do as an organization. Whether this is drilling for oil, transporting people or providing financial services.

The visual and qualitative bowtie risk assessment methodology is at the heart of what we offer. The basis of this method is identifying which barriers are important to be managed, in order to control what you do as an organization. Whether this is drilling for oil, transporting people or providing financial services.

To facilitate the sharing of knowledge we have taken the initiative to start the CGE Innovation Center.

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Feel free to call us with any questions you might have. Our enthusiastic support team is here to help you choose the solution best suited to your needs.

Call us now at +31 88 100 1350 (09:00-17:00CET)

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November 25th, 2019|

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Bowties for incident analysis – Help us get rid of this rumor

“I don’t like to use bowtie for my incidents, it feels too simplistic. I much prefer 5-why or Root Cause Analysis” is something we hear once in a blue moon when we are at conferences. This irks us as it is similar to someone saying “I don’t like cheese, I much prefer chalk”. Some, often new, safety people seem to misunderstand the goal of the bowtie. As a result, they often use it in the wrong situations or for the wrong goals and end up disliking it. In this short [...]

January 20th, 2020|Blog|

A Mining Guest Blog Series by Jim Joy – Part 10: Challenging critical performance requirements

Welcome to article 10. This article continues to discuss the Critical Control Management (CCM) process using the structure outlined in the ICMM CCM guide (2015) with additions based on experience related to CCM initiatives in major mining companies. Article 9 dealt with critical control (CC) selection (step 4) and measurability issues with control acts. This article will discuss part of step 5 in the CCM process; the development of CC performance requirements. Verification, reporting, and accountability will be covered in future articles.     Discussing performance requirements based on the [...]

January 8th, 2020|Blog|

CGE’s Latest and Greatest – What’s new in BowTieServer?

We are working on a new feature for BowTieServer: the barrier performance review module. This is a new feature for our BowTieServer clients that need to review not just the bowtie as a whole, but also each independent barrier and track its evolution through the years. Check out this 2-minute vlog to learn more and let us know what you think.

January 6th, 2020|Blog|
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