19 05, 2020

Global COVID-19 response initiative for the Aviation industry

2020-05-19T10:43:57+02:00Aviation, BowTieServer, Industry, News|

The global spread of the COVID-19 virus has caused a tremendous impact on the aviation industry, as on everybody’s daily lives. Therefore, CGE supports an initiative that could support organizations in this sector to safely pick-up operations again as soon as practicable. An industry initiative Guided by several international organizations clean transit routes, clean aircraft, [...]

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. [...]

8 01, 2020

A Mining Guest Blog Series by Jim Joy – Part 10: Challenging critical performance requirements

2020-04-14T15:16:03+02:00Blog, Mining|

Welcome to article 10. This article continues to discuss the Critical Control Management (CCM) process using the structure outlined in the ICMM CCM guide (2015) with additions based on experience related to CCM initiatives in major mining companies. Article 9 dealt with critical control (CC) selection (step 4) and measurability issues with control acts. This [...]

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 [...]

13 06, 2019

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

2020-04-14T15:16:58+02:00Blog, Mining|

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 [...]

13 05, 2019

A Mining Guest Blog Series by Jim Joy – Part 8: Identifying critical controls

2020-04-14T15:17:52+02:00Blog, Mining|

The 9-step Critical Control Management (CCM) process was shown in the last article with a discussion about the need to establish quality Control-Based Risk Management (CBRM) for priority unwanted events (step 3) before moving to CCM. This article will continue with the CCM process, presenting a variety of approaches to selecting potential critical controls (step [...]

9 04, 2019

A Mining Guest Blog Series by Jim Joy – Part 7: Overview of critical control management and a few of its challenges

2019-04-11T13:05:17+02:00Blog, Mining|

Welcome to the 7th article in the series covering Operational Risk Management (ORM) in the mining industry. Earlier articles attempted to set a foundation of terms and concepts to help understand the ORM journey, as well as to help a site identify its current position on the journey. Figure 1: The operational risk management journey [...]

8 01, 2019

Mitigating and preventing the effects of a security breach with a simple bowtie

2019-01-08T13:55:48+01:00Aviation, Blog|

In December, we attended the International Airport Review’s IT and Security event at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This event was all about aviation security and technology and how one can inform the other. We were there to represent CGE’s software products, but also to gain more knowledge about airport security. At CGE we do not call [...]

17 12, 2018

A Mining Guest Blog Series by Jim Joy – Part 6: It’s a Journey – using journey models to analyse and plan ORM improvements

2019-01-07T13:24:46+01:00Blog, Mining|

Welcome to the 6th article in a series intended to generate discussion amongst H&S risk professionals and managers about improvements to the site Operational Risk Management (ORM) thinking and methods. The content should also help ORM personnel ‘influence’ line management at all levels. The term, ‘influence’, has been deliberately selected to highlight the need for [...]

9 10, 2018

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

2018-10-09T15:06:25+02:00Blog, 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 [...]