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21 09, 2018

CGE opened new office in South America


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 support our partners and customers in this [...]

19 09, 2018

Importing data into BowTieXP – Boring job made easy – Part 3

2018-09-21T08:14:13+00:00Blog, 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 [...]

23 08, 2018

Learning from errors: zooming in on healthcare incident data

2018-08-23T15:50:43+00:00Healthcare, News|

Can we do more with the incident data that we collect? That was the subject of the study that Wouter van Kempen (student Msc. Occupational Health Psychology, at Leiden University) successfully completed in close cooperation with a respectable Dutch hospital, during his CGE internship. Read Wouter's account on how they approached the research and what [...]

22 08, 2018

3 concepts of great process safety minds that should be in your bowtie diagram


In 2006, the Journal of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries published an excellent article on barriers by Snorre Sklet. The name of the article is “Safety barriers: Definition, classification, and performance” and it is highly recommended to read for everyone in the process (safety) industry who is into barrier thinking. In the article, Sklet [...]

8 08, 2018

5 Reasons why you should communicate risk with a bowtie


Risk assessments are usually executed by the safety department of an organization, so for them, the management of safety is quite clear. The struggle comes when they try to communicate risk outside the safety department at different levels, from higher management to the work floor. We see more and more organizations using the bowtie method [...]

6 08, 2018

Using bowties to classify barriers – The Chemical Engineer


Earlier this month, The Chemical Engineer issued an article on ‘Using bowties to classify barriers’. Bowtie diagrams provide a simple and powerful description of how risks are managed and readily leads on to identification of gaps or omissions within the system. However, not all barriers or control/mitigation measures are of equal value so it is [...]