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11 07, 2018

Importing data into BowTieXP – Boring job made easy – Part 2

2018-07-12T11:55:42+00:00 Blog, BowtieXP, Software functionality blog|

Gathering risk scenarios & incident information, and updating them can be an intense job, especially if the available data is scattered over multiple files and multiple formats. Often clients have the need to merge parts of data from different sources and tend to ask for help to do this in a decent manner. Luckily the [...]

10 07, 2018

Main changes in revised ISO 31000 standard – Keep risk management simple

2018-07-10T15:52:33+00:00 News|

Earlier this year the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) revised their ISO 31000 standard. With this ISO 31000:2018 standard, ISO promises to "keep risk management simple" and "deliver a clearer, shorter and more concise guide that will help organizations use risk management principles to improve planning and make better decisions." Main changes since the previous [...]

5 07, 2018

UK government services recommend bowtie to keep overview of risk management practices

2018-07-05T10:54:00+00:00 News|

Last week gov.uk published an article by the Ministry of Defence and Military Aviation Authority, on the bowtie method as a visual tool to keep an overview of risk management practices, rather than replacing existing processes or systems: According to the MOD and MAA, bowtie can simplify Air Safety System case (ASSC)-based auditing techniques and [...]

21 06, 2018

Conform to ISO 31000 using the bowtie method

2018-06-28T10:31:19+00:00 Blog|

Many high hazard industries have to deal with the ISO 31000 standard. This is a standard for Risk Management for any organization. ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) recommends organizations to develop, implement and continuously improve a risk management framework throughout the entire organization (ISO 2009). In order to achieve this, many organizations use the [...]

31 05, 2018

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

2018-05-31T11:56:55+00:00 Blog, 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+00:00 Blog, 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 [...]