23 06, 2020

COVID-19: The shift from ‘out of control’ crisis management to ‘in control’ risk management.

2020-06-29T17:20:18+02:00Blog|

Looking back on the past few months, we have been forced to travel a strange journey together across the planet. Dealing with the almost fraternizing issue of an active pandemic outbreak really was something new to deal with. The first few weeks started as surrealistic, driving an almost apocalyptic silence and distancing throughout the streets. [...]

8 06, 2020

A Mining Guest Blog Series by Jim Joy – Part 12: Linking the Critical Control performance requirements to the design of the verification process

2020-06-08T16:23:24+02:00Blog|

Welcome to the 12th article in the series, intended to generate discussion amongst H&S risk professionals and managers about improvements to the site Operational Risk Management (ORM) thinking and methods, specifically related to control-based risk management and Critical Control Management (CCM). The content of this article has been developed in conjunction with another retired risk [...]

14 05, 2020

How a bowtie framework addresses a critical Issue in Canada’s forested landscapes

2020-05-18T17:03:39+02:00Blog|

As it turns out, the potential use of bowtie frameworks can extend far beyond their usual application to industrial hazards. Those who manage land and water resources encounter ecological risks every day. When these risks from diverse human and natural causes start to pile up and interact (something ecologists call ‘Cumulative Effects’), action is needed. [...]

4 05, 2020

The approach behind the tool – CGE risk-based auditing

2020-05-20T15:16:07+02:00Blog|

In this blog we will discuss the concept of risk-based auditing: the approach behind our AuditXP tool. According to ISO 19011, an audit is a “systematic, independent and documented process for obtaining objective evidence and evaluating it objectively to determine the extent to which the audit criteria are fulfilled”. It divides audit into three types: [...]

14 04, 2020

Global/Local: How a new software feature enhances barrier management

2020-05-01T17:03:12+02:00Software functionality blog|

In our version 10 bowtie software, we release a new feature which is called global/local. The concept for the global/local feature entails that it is now technically possible for an organization with multiple sites to create a ‘parent’ or ‘corporate’ bowtie and have (slight) differences on local ‘children’ derived from that global bowtie. This new [...]

9 04, 2020

A Mining Guest Blog Series by Jim Joy – Part 11: Evolving operational risk management in the mining industry

2020-04-14T15:15:13+02:00Blog, Mining|

Article 11 in this series about Control Based Risk Management and Critical Control Management (CCM) will discuss a vital part of effective CCM, verification. This article has been the most difficult to write. There is little agreement across mining companies about verification methods, generally aligned with their varying objectives for adopting some form of CCM. [...]

25 03, 2020

Letting the Genie out of the Bottle – The COVID-19 Coronavirus Global Pandemic

2020-03-31T16:49:54+02:00Blog|

Guest blog by Faizal Farid Wajidi from Pace Up Sdn Bhd The COVID-19 Coronavirus contagion is currently sweeping borders, conjuring up a bleak, Hollywood-like vision of humanity’s demise on this pale blue planet we call home. Scientific proponents of Doomsday scenarios might not think it out of the ordinary as pandemics, along with rogue asteroids [...]

12 03, 2020

How to turn your Excel into a Bowtie diagram

2020-03-12T08:12:06+01:00Blog|

We know that many companies have their risk assessment in Excel. Our BowtieXP offers an easy way to transform an excel file into a Bowtie diagram. This creates a visual overview of your data. Do you want to know how? In the next paragraph we present the steps that need to be taken. To visualize [...]

20 02, 2020

What is your #1 safety tip?

2020-02-20T10:35:18+01:00Blog|

We asked our partner Daan Bergwerff this question at a construction site with a lot of people working and a lot of busyness. Daan works as an independent to assist construction companies, hospitals and laboratories to get a better grip on risk scenarios that they might come across, how to prepare themselves and how to [...]