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The Bowtie Game of Realism and Courage – Guestblog series Play & Learn, part 7

‘Learning from incidents’, ‘barrier analysis’ and ‘critical controls’ have become popular statements in various industries. Understanding these concepts is a different ball game (or correctly stated a different software game). In fact, this ‘game’ was developed using ancient civilization defence mechanisms and goes back as far as the middle ages, illuminating the nature of ‘barrier’ strategies, their effectiveness and how these decisions were made. During the Medieval era specific defence strategies were used for protection of villages. The effectiveness was tested through hostilities, whereafter any sign of failure was altered [...]

February 22nd, 2021|Blog|

How do I activate the latest version of BowTieXP and LOPA?

In 2020 we proudly launched our version 10 software, on which we have received loads of positive feedback from satisfied customers. But not every customer experienced a transition without any bumps. We’ve identified the number one issue that arose and would like to pose it to you transparently, in order to pro-actively reach out in the event similar issues with our software do occur. The story of Prince Pretty Tie Our BowtieXP software is designed as a user-friendly executable that is easy to install, even for the most software adverse [...]

February 3rd, 2021|Blog, BowtieXP, Quantification|

Risk Management Words to Make 2021 a Success

Creating a clear safety policy surrounding your operations can be a real challenge. It was MIT professor Edgar Schein, who reasoned that only when there is sufficient understanding of the existing risks within all layers of the organization, a company can move its focus forward towards innovating, changing, and creating a desirable culture for its employees to flourish. Elements which over the past years, with increasing frequency, have been theorized to be an incredibly effective safeguard. It is thus critical to connect the Hearts & Minds of your organization in [...]

January 19th, 2021|Blog|

A Mining Guest Blog Series by Jim Joy – Part 14: Continuous improvement and learning opportunities with Critical Control Management

Welcome to the final article in the series. If you have read the last few articles and you are not already involved in a CCM initiative, then you have been given some image of the work required to set it up. One of the reasons for writing this series was to provide an image of the journey and major work required to move toward CCM. Short cuts could lead to increased risk and disaster. However, once the critical control verification and reporting system is established, ideally with the help of [...]

January 14th, 2021|Blog, Mining|

Process Safety Cards – Guestblog series Play & Learn, part 6

Increase awareness & understanding with playing cards and bowties It is vital that all stakeholders – both internal and external (who may fall outside corporate process safety training strategies) are engaged and equipped to ensure they play their part in sustaining the integrity of assets that they may be involved with and/or be impacted by. To this end, Process Safety Integrity has developed a tool: Process Safety Cards. These cards (in a familiar format e.g. for playing poker, see the image below) have memorable images representing 52 typical Loss of [...]

January 11th, 2021|Blog|

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