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

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News

Educating the new generation on risk management

July 27th, 2020|

As CGE, we really appreciate universities seeing the value of the bowtie method and practical benefits of BowTieXP. We are proud the barrier based approach is part of study programs that educate the new generation of Risk Managers. The University of Manchester has been successfully doing so with [...]

CGE & partners guide you: Safe return to work during COVID-19

June 24th, 2020|

Earlier this month, CGE hosted a webinar with help of partners. In this webinar, guidance was provided as to how you can re-establish working arrangements while ensuring that the risk of infection from COVID-19 is reduced as far as is reasonably practicable. An important matter, as together we [...]

Process Safety with BowTie – steelTalks 11

June 10th, 2020|

One of the industries where the interest and adoption of the bowtie method is growing is the Steel industry. Some of the bigger Steel companies in the world, such as the Dutch Tata Steel, are already using bowtie for their major hazard analyses. Together with CGE partner Daan [...]

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Play by the rules – applying CCPS/EI Guidelines to an Existing Bowtie

In a previous blog, we have already introduced the guidelines for creating a basic bowtie diagram. Now it is time for you to apply CGE guidelines and the guidelines written in the CCPS/EI book 'Bow Ties in Risk Management' to create a usable bowtie. This concept book introduces how to create a qualified bowtie and how to use it in depth for risk management. The bowtie case of this blog comes from process safety, where relevant practical examples can be found. We expect that this blog (a) provides new bowtie [...]

July 28th, 2020|Blog, BowtieXP, Software|

The Bowtie Game – Guestblog series Play & Learn, part 1

Learning about risk management by playing games? Yes! Starting this week, we kick off with a brand new blog series in which we will ask guests to blog about their field of expertise. All these experts have designed a game or toolkit to provide fun learning. From now on you can expect a new blog every month! You can look out for things like a bowtie dialogue kit from Blue Behaviour or a toolkit from MEDD that is used in healthcare.  In this month’s blog, we’ll introduce our own Bowtie [...]

July 15th, 2020|Blog|

A Mining Guest Blog Series by Jim Joy – Part 13: Defining accountabilities and the reporting process

Welcome to the 13th article in a series. This article will discuss establishing accountabilities and a reporting system so that the critical controls are effectively managed. As mentioned in previous articles, the Critical Control Management (CCM) process includes good practice risk assessment and analysis methods, plus an important greatly improved ingredient; more systematic management. The last article addressed the careful definition of the verification mechanisms that gather data in a timely and effective manner. This is the ‘check’ in the Plan-Do-Check-Act model of management. Now we need effective reporting to [...]

July 14th, 2020|Blog|
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