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4 04, 2016

Functional Safety: the next edition of IEC 61511

2019-06-26T10:28:58+02:00Blog, Compliance|

On the 18th of May 2016, Mirek Generowicz presented a paper on 'Functional Safety: the next edition of IEC 61511'. This blog post refers to his paper, that is available here. Introduction Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) is presented in the IEC 61511 standard, and many of our users may not have yet discovered the [...]

21 01, 2016

European Offshore Safety Directive

2017-08-03T13:06:30+02:00Articles & Reports, Blog, Compliance, Maritime, Oil & Gas|

Following the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010, the European Commission (EC) expressed its initial views on the safety of offshore oil and gas operations in its communication ‘Facing the challenge of the safety of offshore oil and gas activities’ (published on 13 October 2010). The EC communication concluded that [...]

5 01, 2016

CGE Joint Industries Project 2016 – Barrier Based Content Library

2019-02-07T13:37:24+01:00Blog, Joint Industry Project|

Building a library of 'best practice content', related to: Control Frameworks Risk Assessments Performance Based Audits Objectives As more clients are introducing BowTieServer as a platform to implement barrier based risk management across the enterprise, we are asked if we can provide our clients with content based on industry standards and best practices. For this [...]

5 01, 2016

Making risk data useful for all layers in your organisation

2017-08-03T13:11:27+02:00Blog, BowTieServer, Compliance|

People with different positions need different risk information. Senior Management shouldn’t be bothered looking at nitty gritty details, while on the other hand, these are the details that operational personnel actually needs to be able to execute their job. This is one of the challenges that will be resolved by BowtieServer: making the same risk [...]

8 07, 2015

ALARP thinking – Prescriptive safety: Have we gone too far?

2019-05-21T13:59:33+02:00Articles & Reports, Aviation, Blog, Compliance|

Guest blog from Risktec also published in Riskworld issue 27 2015 In NASA’s heyday, the safety of the space shuttle was assured by a strict adherence to ‘Flight Rules’. These were black and white rules that identified precisely what action should be taken under specific circumstances. For example, if instrumentation suggested a fuel cell had failed, the [...]

5 07, 2015

Contextual Information Management – Linking the “paper” compliance world to “real” barrier based risk management

2017-08-03T13:27:59+02:00Blog, BowTieServer, Compliance|

  The upcoming release of BowTieServer will include a contextual ‘wiki based’ information management system, as an integral part of BowTieServer. The BowTieServer Wiki allows documentation to be integrated into risk management. Instead of having separate documents floating around, the documentation can be part of the bowties and linked to specific sections or even paragraphs. [...]

28 01, 2015

BowTieServer: Global vs Local

2017-08-03T13:24:13+02:00Blog, BowTieServer|

There are multiple ways to structure data in BowTieServer to suit different types of organizations. It is possible to create a “top-down” approach, which usually means there is a corporate standard that is rolled out to multiple sites. This is useful if the knowledge on how to manage risk are present on a corporate level. [...]

5 01, 2014

Norwegian Oil and Gas Regulator Focusing on Safety Barriers

2017-08-03T13:33:20+02:00Blog, Compliance, Oil & Gas|

The oil and gas regulator in Norway, the PSA, has made barrier maintenance a priority for 2014. The PSA states, “Failure or weakening of barriers is a frequent cause of undesirable incidents in the petroleum sector.” The regulator finds that operators’ variability in the implementation of regulatory requirements is linked to differing levels of maturity [...]