15 10, 2019

Bowties for pizza delivery drones?

2019-10-15T10:54:04+02:00Aviation, Blog|

Guest blog by Anthony Venetz from Across Safety Development Love them or hate them, drones are now a part of the aviation environment. They represent a huge spectrum of equipment types, use cases and operators, and somehow they all need to be managed so as to ensure the safety of manned aviation and people on [...]

2 10, 2019

ISO 31000 blog series – Monitoring and review – Learning from incidents with bowties

2019-10-02T10:27:53+02:00Blog|

In the previous ISO 31000 blog, we saw the inherent difficulties in incident analysis and learning from incidents. In this software blog, we focus on how IncidentXP helps tackle these difficulties. IncidentXP guides you through the process of incident investigation. 7 steps Notably, IncidentXP supports you in the following 7 steps: Fact-finding Timeline Event chaining [...]

9 09, 2019

LOPA Risk Assessment “By the Numbers”

2019-09-09T17:26:06+02:00Blog, BowtieXP, Quantification|

Guest blog by David Hatch from Process Safety Integrity As BowtieXP users become more proficient in model development (often guided by the CCPS/EI concept book which includes significant contributions from CGE) they wish to exploit enhanced functionality to provide more accurate risk assessments to inform their decision making. Adding value to qualitative risk assessment (matrices) [...]

26 08, 2019

A performance-based approach to safety at large events in public spaces: from risk to scenario assessment

2019-08-27T14:02:58+02:00Blog|

Guest blog by Luca Fiorentini, from TECSA S.r.l. Managing the crowd at large events in public spaces is a difficult task. Prescriptive approaches are not suitable while partial performance and risk-based regulations (at a national and local level) revealed to be ineffective. Tragic recent events have demonstrated this (e.g. the Piazza San Carlo crowd incident [...]

11 07, 2019

ISO 31000 blog series – Recording and reporting

2019-08-02T11:53:27+02:00Blog|

Having walked through the previous ISO 31000 steps, we now come to the “Recording and Reporting” step. Recording is about recording information in a risk register, so that this information can then be reported to decision-makers. In a sense this is what the bowtie does best – it records risks which can then be reported [...]

4 07, 2019

CHASE – Visualizing cyber security vulnerabilities using bowties

2019-07-24T10:08:51+02:00Blog, Cyber security|

Guest blog by David Hatch from Process Safety Integrity Hazards 29 is Europe’s leading process safety forum. At this year’s event, industry expert Andy Geddes and CGE Partner David Hatch from Process Safety Integrity presented their new CHASE concept. Their work has developed a practical methodology for Computer Hazard And Security Evaluation. You can't defend [...]

18 06, 2019

ISO 31000 blog series – Risk treatment

2019-06-18T13:24:35+02:00Blog|

This week’s blog is on Risk Treatment. It is an important step in completing the Plan-Do-Check-Act cycle for continuous quality improvement. Much like a doctor and her patient, before we can treat our operations, we need to diagnose what the problem is and where our treatment should be applied. Once the cure has been diagnosed, [...]