9 09, 2019

LOPA Risk Assessment “By the Numbers”

2019-10-24T15:52:06+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, [...]

13 06, 2019

A Mining Guest Blog Series by Jim Joy – Part 9: Considering ‘acts’ as critical controls and the challenge of their measurability

2019-06-13T11:08:07+02:00Blog|

Welcome to the 9th article in the series. Article 8 overviewed the selection of critical controls, hopefully generating some thoughts about setting company or site objectives for moving to CCM, as well as considering the concept of ‘indicativeness’ as a potential critical control requirement. Critical control? This article will continue with the critical control selection [...]

4 06, 2019

ISO 31000 blog series – Risk evaluation with BowTieXP

2019-06-04T10:29:06+02:00Blog, BowtieXP, Software, Software functionality blog|

Two ways to evaluate your risk How do you evaluate risk? In this blog, we describe two functionalities that will help you to evaluate your risks and to see the strengths and weaknesses of your processes. The previous blog describes different approaches to evaluate risk, namely the qualitative way and quantitative way. In this part [...]