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In the practical 2-day bowtie course you will learn how to do risk analysis using the bowtie method. A thorough explanation of the method will be combined with hands-on exercises. We will use the Bowtie Toolkit to do bowtie workshops in groups, as well as build diagrams using the BowTieXP software. Afterward, we will identify inspection/audit criteria for the barriers on our bowtie to measure their performance.

Trainer profile

Jasper Smit has been providing well-received training courses in barrier-based methods over the last 7 years. These include bowtie and incident analysis. During his time at CGE Risk Management Solutions, he has facilitated the implementation of barrier-based risk management systems at various organizations. Jasper holds a Master’s degree in Cognitive Psychology.


Day 1 Bowtie training

  • Morning – Introduction to the bowtie method and BowTieXP software
  • Afternoon – Build your first bowtie diagram

Day 2 Bowtie training

  • Morning – Run a bowtie workshop with the Bowtie Toolkit
  • Afternoon – BowTieXP advanced features & applying bowties in production

Day 3 Introduction barrier-based auditing

  • Morning – Interactive introduction to barrier-based auditing

Related incident analysis course

Want to learn more about barrier based incident analysis? On December 2-3, a Barrier Failure Analysis course will be held in the same venue. Click here to find out more.

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If you are interested in attending this event, please fill out the registration form below. Costs for this course are CAD 1800.