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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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News

CGE opened new office in South America

September 21st, 2018|

More and more people in South America are becoming familiar with the bowtie method. Together with our partners, we 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 practices. To [...]

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Blog

3 functionalities to enhance your bowtie analysis in BowTieXP

This blog introduces you to three BowTieXP functionalities to enhance your bowtie analysis. The reason for this post is that sometimes we see people make bowties for a one-time analysis. Too bad, because you can do much more with it and use bowties to truly manage your barriers. Take your bowtie to the level and see how it works in the software and what's the methodology behind it. 1 - Barrier families Once your bowtie is finished and all the barriers are defined, you can start with your barrier analysis. [...]

November 15th, 2018|Blog|

Mind the gap – Safety cultures at risk

Guest blog by Mark Townend from Baines Simmons Four weeks ago I was privileged to be offered the opportunity to take part in a panel discussion at the CGE Risk “Making Risk Understandable” Networking Event. The discussion topic was one that was particularly close to my heart: “Bridging the gap between management and workforce is the most important priority in creating an effective safety culture”. The audience’s opening vote on whether they agreed or disagreed with this statement was in itself quite telling. Out of 110 voters, 54% agreed and [...]

November 5th, 2018|Blog|

The future of bowties: predictive risk management?

Over the last thirty years, bowties have been widely adopted in almost all high hazard industries. In essence, the method is still the same as when Shell first facilitated extensive research and developed an initial set of rules and guidelines in the early nineties. However, the applications of the bowtie method and barrier management in general have evolved, following and leading the needs of many industries. This blog post briefly guides you through the maturing stages of bowtie risk analysis and ends with painting a picture of the potential future. [...]

October 24th, 2018|Blog, BowtieXP|
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