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“I don’t like to use bowtie for my incidents, it feels too simplistic. I much prefer 5-why or Root Cause Analysis” is something we hear once in a blue moon when we are at conferences. This irks us as it is similar to someone saying “I don’t like cheese, I much prefer chalk”. Some, often new, safety people seem to misunderstand the goal of the bowtie. As a result, they often use it in the wrong situations or for the wrong goals and end up disliking it. In this short [...]
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 article will discuss part of step 5 in the CCM process; the development of CC performance requirements. Verification, reporting, and accountability will be covered in future articles. Discussing performance requirements based on the [...]
We are working on a new feature for BowTieServer: the barrier performance review module. This is a new feature for our BowTieServer clients that need to review not just the bowtie as a whole, but also each independent barrier and track its evolution through the years. Check out this 2-minute vlog to learn more and let us know what you think.
As humans, we’ve come a long way. We went from being hunters/gatherers into becoming settlers, expanding communities into villages and thereafter cities. We innovated, evolved. For the past few centuries, the developments have made significant, technically driven leaps, better described as revolutions rather than gradual growth. In the late 18th century the industrial revolution (Industry 1.0) took place, in which steam power and mechanization were leading. The late 19th-century industry was enhanced with the invention of electricity which allowed for mass production by using more efficient assembly line operations (Industry [...]
Guest blog by Capt. Claudio Cacares Peters from Continuous Safety When your operations are not aligned with a clear safety policy; the ROI and your reputation will probably soon be eroded and lives are at risk as well. That is what is happening right now to one of the biggest aircraft manufacturers, lives were lost as well as assets. During audits of normal operations, I regularly see that these 5 words for successful and safe operations are not reflected in the right order, or even worse, missing at all. In [...]