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3 functionalities to enhance your bowtie analysis in BowTieXP

This blog introduces you to three BowTieXP functionalities to enhance your bowtie analysis. The reason for this post is that sometimes we see people make bowties for a one-time analysis. Too bad, because you can do much more with it and use bowties to truly manage your barriers. Take your bowtie to the level and see how it works in the software and what's the methodology behind it. 1 - Barrier families Once your bowtie is finished and all the barriers are defined, you can start with your barrier analysis. [...]

November 15th, 2018|Blog|

Mind the gap – Safety cultures at risk

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 the most important priority in creating an effective safety culture”. The audience’s opening vote on whether they agreed or disagreed with this statement was in itself quite telling. Out of 110 voters, 54% agreed and [...]

November 5th, 2018|Blog|

The future of bowties: predictive risk management?

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 general have evolved, following and leading the needs of many industries. This blog post briefly guides you through the maturing stages of bowtie risk analysis and ends with painting a picture of the potential future. [...]

October 24th, 2018|Blog, BowtieXP|

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

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 BowTieXP software supports this need through different methods. The purpose of this blog is to make this job easier by providing you with handles for future importing of data. Part 4: Preparing and updating existing [...]

October 18th, 2018|Blog, BowtieXP, Software functionality blog|

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

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 lesser degree, methods. Building on this foundation, we can start operationalizing the previous content by using an overall site ORM framework. Much of the following approach is not new. In fact, many mine sites around [...]

October 9th, 2018|Blog, Mining|

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