5 11, 2018

Mind the gap – Safety cultures at risk

2018-11-05T13:17:42+00:00Blog|

Guest blog by Mark Townend from Baines Simmons Four weeks ago I was privileged to be offered the opportunity to take part in a panel discussion at the CGE Risk “Making Risk Understandable” Networking Event. The discussion topic was one that was particularly close to my heart: “Bridging the gap between management and workforce is [...]

24 10, 2018

The future of bowties: predictive risk management?

2018-10-25T11:22:07+00:00Blog, BowtieXP|

Over the last thirty years, bowties have been widely adopted in almost all high hazard industries. In essence, the method is still the same as when Shell first facilitated extensive research and developed an initial set of rules and guidelines in the early nineties. However, the applications of the bowtie method and barrier management in [...]

18 10, 2018

Importing data into BowTieXP – Boring job made easy – Part 4

2018-10-18T13:19:53+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 [...]

9 10, 2018

A Mining Guest Blog Series by Jim Joy – Part 5: Good practice Operational Risk Management

2018-10-09T15:06:25+00:00Blog, Mining|

Welcome to article 5 of 17. Thanks to those who have provided feedback. Article 3 and 4 of the series briefly presented a ‘back to basics’ discussion about terminology and the focus on controls, also called barriers. Potential changes were reviewed to help develop a good control focus considering conversations and mindsets, and to a [...]

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 [...]

22 08, 2018

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

2018-08-22T10:26:43+00:00Blog|

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 [...]

16 08, 2018

Principles of Forensic Engineering Applied to Industrial Accidents

2018-08-16T09:11:20+00:00Blog|

Guest blog by Prof. Luca Fiorentini and Prof. Luca Marmo A good investigator collects evidence, analyzes them, finds the root causes and the relations among these causes that lead to the accident and provides suggestions about corrective actions to avoid the reoccurrence of the undesired event. In this blog, Prof. Luca Fiorentini and Prof. Luca [...]

8 08, 2018

5 Reasons why you should communicate risk with a bowtie

2018-08-08T11:46:54+00:00Blog|

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 [...]