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ISO 31000 Blog Series – A complete guide through the risk management standard using the CGE software portfolio

Some organizations want to manage risk because they want to create safe working conditions for their employees or because they want to be good for the environment. Other organizations manage risk because accidents are often more expensive than being proactively safe or simply because they want to comply with certain regulations or standards and perhaps prove this by receiving certificates. Regardless of the reason, managing risk by using a set of regulations or standards as template can simplify the process and make it easier to cover all relevant aspects of [...]

March 14th, 2019|Blog|

PHA Visualization converts Belief & Faith to Knowledge

Guest blog by David Hatch from Process Safety Integrity The outputs from PHA/HAZOP studies are stale, static and forgettable. The passage of time quickly erodes the memories of those who contributed, and those who did not attend but have to manage the risks are unlikely to correctly & consistently interpret the findings from masses of technical text. Visualizing PHA/HAZOP Safeguards as bowtie barriers, means they can be monitored and managed using tools such as AuditXP and IncidentXP. A key benefit is a confirmation that predicted or assumed safeguards are actually installed, [...]

March 4th, 2019|Blog|

3 Advanced shortcuts to let BowTieXP work for you

Since this blog is about saving you time, let’s not waste any more words than necessary and let’s jump right into it: 1 - Drag multiple tabs in the same window Did you know that you can drag multiple tabs in the same window? Rather than clicking back and forth between, for example, your ‘bowties tab’ and your ‘case overview tab’, you can fit both tabs in the same window. Simply hold your left mouse button over a tab and drag it to the middle of your screen, [...]

February 20th, 2019|Blog, BowtieXP|

Big Data text analysis for BowTies

Guest blog by Prof. Coen van Gulijk from University of Huddersfield How to extract in-depth learning from 200,000 reports per year? Big data text analysis for BowTies. Dealing with vast numbers of text-based safety records One of the challenges for safety managers is dealing with vast amounts of data. Especially when it comes to near-miss reporting the numbers can be vast and reading all of them to gain a systematic overview is impractical. In the GB railways, a near-miss reporting system has been in place for the last five years and [...]

February 11th, 2019|Blog|

3 pillars to define barrier effectiveness

Many bowtie creators are struggling to find out what makes a barrier effective. The barriers are mapped in a bowtie, but how are they performing in the real world? Barrier effectiveness is often defined based on expert judgment and historical experiences. In this blog, we provide other insights into barrier effectiveness by describing 3 pillars to help you find out what the effectiveness is of your barriers so that your bowtie analysis will be improved. Activities Adequacy vs reliability Accountability Barrier-supporting activities Once you have added all elements (top event, [...]

February 7th, 2019|Blog|

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