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ISO 31000 blog series – Monitoring and review – The harsh reality of incident investigation

In the previous ISO 31000 blogs, a plan has been drawn up and communicated clearly with the help of bowties. The next question then becomes, how do we know our plan is working as we had imagined? Is our paper world close to the reality of the real world? In ISO 31000’s framework, we Monitor and Review so that we may improve the quality of our process. In these final ISO 31000 blog posts, we will explore the topic of incidents and the inherent obstacles therein. The harsh reality of [...]

September 18th, 2019|Blog|

LOPA Risk Assessment “By the Numbers”

Guest blog by David Hatch from Process Safety Integrity As BowtieXP users become more proficient in model development (often guided by the CCPS/EI concept book which includes significant contributions from CGE) they wish to exploit enhanced functionality to provide more accurate risk assessments to inform their decision making. Adding value to qualitative risk assessment (matrices) BowTieXP provides customizable risk matrices which estimate the Inherent & Residual risks based on the combinations of Severity & Likelihood. Threat frequency, Barrier effectiveness & Consequence severity all influence the outcome, however, these are often [...]

September 9th, 2019|Blog, BowtieXP, Quantification|

A performance-based approach to safety at large events in public spaces: from risk to scenario assessment

Guest blog by Luca Fiorentini, from TECSA S.r.l. Managing the crowd at large events in public spaces is a difficult task. Prescriptive approaches are not suitable while partial performance and risk-based regulations (at a national and local level) revealed to be ineffective. Tragic recent events have demonstrated this (e.g. the Piazza San Carlo crowd incident in 2017, Turin – Italy). The reason of their ineffectiveness relies on the peculiarities of both each large event (a football match, a concert, a festival) and the space in which they are organized (a [...]

August 26th, 2019|Blog|

ISO 31000 blog series – Communication and consultation

After the “Recording and Reporting” step, comes Communication and Consultation. OK, we must communicate – that is clear, but this can be a hassle. If we communicate too much no one will know what to listen to nor remember it. If we communicate too little, no one will understand the context or details of the information. Moreover, it can take a lot of time to write report after report, often more or less with similar information, which can be demotivating and error-inducing (by accidentally leaving out important information). In this [...]

August 20th, 2019|Blog|

Differences between Root Cause Analysis and Barrier Failure Analysis

Does your incident analysis approach enable you to find the root causes and take actions to prevent them in the future? Check out our first ever vlog about: The Differences Between Root Cause Analysis (RCA) & Barrier Failure Analysis (BFA). In this 2-minute vlog, Emma Verschoor (Product Manager) will explain what they have in common and what the added value of BFA can do for you. Practicle example Looking for an example of what an RCA and BFA would look like in a diagram? Download a practical example [...]

July 24th, 2019|Blog|

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