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The leading provider in barrier based risk management solutions

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Today’s world is increasing in complexity and risks. Because of this, more insight and overview is required with regard to risk factors. And with that more useful information and communication is required for a safe working environment and reliable operation for all stakeholders.

We assist our customers to address three basic questions:
1. Do we understand what can go wrong?
2. Do we know what our systems are to prevent this happening?
3. Do we have information to assure us they are working effectively?

To deal with these questions and with constant change, companies need new and innovative means to manage their risks. Our goal is to offer world class barrier based risk management software solutions to identify and manage operational, tactical and strategic risks – from the work floor to a corporate level and across the enterprise.

We believe that barrier based risk management can contribute to less incidents, but also to better insight and knowledge transfer, improved efficiency, higher returns, cost savings, better quality and even a competitive strategic advantage.

CGE Risk Management Solutions delivers standard “off the shelf” software for barrier based risk management. The software can be used for risk assessments, audits & inspections, incident management (reporting, analysis, investigation and action tracking), compliance management and a ‘barrier based’ document library.

The core of the software is the qualitative and visual “bowtie” risk asessment method that helps you to make risk understandable. To understand incidents and process deviations, we support various methods such as BSCAT (DNV GL), Tripod, Barrier Failure Analysis, Timeline, Root Cause Analysis and TOP-SET RCA (Kelvin TOP-SET)

This will allow you to understand what you can do to control these risk and manage your critical barriers and controls to enable safe and efficient operations.

We started BowtieXP in 2004. Today we offer a suite of standard “off the shelf” software products serviced by a team operating from The Netherlands, United Kingdom, Australia and Houston with a global partner network on 7 continents.

We keep focus and do what we are good at: making state-of-the-art risk management solutions: BowTieXP, IncidentXP, AuditXP, BowTieServer. In addition to these products we also act as a distributor of Investigator 3 and BlackBox. For a small number of industry leading clients we are involved in development projects.

To be able to service our clients to the best of our ability, we work with the best software solutions via a global network of experienced consultancy partners. We have thorough knowledge of methodologies for training, applying and implementing these solutions in your organization.

We believe in good methods, excellent software solutions and good services. Our software solutions are all based on risk management and incident analysis methods that have been around for many years and have been accepted by many industries. The visual and qualitative bowtie risk assessment methodology is at the heart of what we offer. The basis of this method is identifying which barriers are important to be managed, in order to control what you do as an organization. Whether this is drilling for oil, transporting people or providing financial services.

The visual and qualitative bowtie risk assessment methodology is at the heart of what we offer. The basis of this method is identifying which barriers are important to be managed, in order to control what you do as an organization. Whether this is drilling for oil, transporting people or providing financial services.

To facilitate the sharing of knowledge we have taken the initiative to start the CGE Innovation Center.

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Feel free to call us with any questions you might have. Our enthusiastic support team is here to help you choose the solution best suited to your needs.

Call us now at +31 88 100 1350 (09:00-17:00CET)

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Bowties in Process Safety at Global HSE Hyderabad Conference

October 3rd, 2017|

On the 22nd of September, Sudaksha Consulting & CGE Risk Management Solutions were present at the Global HSE event in Hyderabad, India. This event was visited by approximately 500 delegates, and was opened by the Honourable Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas for the government of India. The conference [...]

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Who’s running your plant at 3am?

Guest blog by Ian Travers This challenging question was posed by John Bresland and Ian Travers in the September edition of ‘The Chemical Engineer’. In this blog Ian Travers (Director & Principal Consultant at Ian Travers Ltd & Leidos) briefly explains who should run your plant at the most vulnerable time and how to select the right people. The people that should The answer should be of course the right number of skilled and competent process engineers and plant operators who can cope with any normal or abnormal situation which [...]

October 17th, 2017|Blog|

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Whilst the current recording style of a HAZOP is relatively easy to interpret, it does not provide immediate clarity - particularly for those who were not present during the study, or when reviewing or revalidating studies at regular intervals. In this blog, we will elaborate on why it can be useful to create bowties from HAZOP studies. Limitations of HAZOP HAZOP (Hazard and Operability) is a methodology which uses a structured, deviation-based approach to identify possible causes and potential consequences and assign or propose appropriate safeguards to eliminate or reduce [...]

October 5th, 2017|Blog|

OSHA Releases New PSM Guidance for Oil Refineries

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently released a new guide to help petroleum refiners comply with its Process Safety Management (PSM) standard (1910.119). "Since the PSM standard was promulgated by OSHA in 1992, no other industry sector has had as many fatal or catastrophic incidents related to the release of highly hazardous chemicals (HHC) as the petroleum refining industry," the document states. In an effort to reduce these incidents, OSHA introduced the National Emphasis Program (NEP) in 2007, which was designed to verify whether refinery operators were maintaining PSM compliance. After reviewing [...]

September 21st, 2017|Blog|
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