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Mitigating and preventing the effects of a security breach with a simple bowtie

In December, we attended the International Airport Review’s IT and Security event at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. This event was all about aviation security and technology and how one can inform the other. We were there to represent CGE’s software products, but also to gain more knowledge about airport security. At CGE we do not call ourselves industry experts, but we are the bowtie experts. That is one of the reasons why we work with more than 200 partners globally. However, we are still aiming to see the application of bowties [...]

January 8th, 2019|Aviation, Blog|

A Mining Guest Blog Series by Jim Joy – Part 6: It’s a Journey – using journey models to analyse and plan ORM improvements

Welcome to the 6th article in a series intended to generate discussion amongst H&S risk professionals and managers about improvements to the site Operational Risk Management (ORM) thinking and methods. The content should also help ORM personnel ‘influence’ line management at all levels. The term, ‘influence’, has been deliberately selected to highlight the need for line management commitment and involvement in the change to Control Based Risk Management (CBRM) and, possibly, Critical Control Management (CCM). Ownership for the changes to more advanced mining ORM must overtly involve line management, as [...]

December 17th, 2018|Blog, Mining|

Do’s and Don’ts for displaying incident data on your bowtie

How should you show incident data on your bowtie risk assessment? If done the right way, it will give you great insights into the quality of your safety management system as well as the quality of your risk assessment. However, if done the wrong way you miss out on the power of bowtie which will make the transfer of information to your target audience a lot more difficult. DO: improve the quality of your bowtie with incident data Incident data provides you with great feedback on the performance of your [...]

December 7th, 2018|Blog|

7 Reasons why fatigue affects process safety and how to deal with it

Guest blog by Koos Meijer from KM Human Factors Engineering Why do you lose the ability to fully concentrate after a few nights of poor sleep? Or why does a sleep debt of only two hours increase the risk to get involved in a car accident by 200%? Think about it, you spend almost one-third of your life on this planet asleep. But why? And how does it affect performance and process safety? In this blog, I will explain the neuroscience of how a lack of sleep affects cognitive performance, [...]

November 26th, 2018|Blog|

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|

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