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This course provides participants with an in-depth understanding of BowTie methodology along with practical tips on best practices and applications for the methodology in the aviation safety management context. Participants also gain hands-on experience with the leading software platform ‘BowTieXP’. The course is approved by the BowTieXP developers CGE Risk.

“Their trainers have great experience, delivering the training to a very high standard” – UK Civil Aviation Authority

Who is it for?

The course suits those in positions involving risk assessment and safety management, from operational roles through to senior managers. Hundreds of students have attended our courses from organizations such as The RAF, British Airways, the UK CAA and Heathrow Airport.

What format will the training take?

We use a mix of presentations, interactive exercises, case studies and guided workshops to make sure you get the most out of the day. We only choose training venues that create a positive learning environment: natural light, good food and plenty of tea/coffee.

What does the course cover?

  • BowTie methodology:
    • Introduction to the methodology, terminology and definitions
    • Step by step guidance on building BowTies
    • Best practices as well as traps and tips advice Use of the BowTieXP software:
  • Use of the BowTieXP software:
    • How to create diagrams
    • How to customize the software to your organization
    • How to best utilize the various diagram and report outputs
  • Building BowTie competencies:
    • Safety case study workshops exercises
  • BowTie in Safety Management System context:
    • BowTie’s role within the SMS framework and ideas for practical applications

No previous experience with BowTie required, however, a basic understanding of risk management principles is desirable.

Workshop activities

  1. Operational safety case – group exercise
  2. Development of individual BowTie for use in your organization


This course will take place at Goodwood Aerodrome, Chichester (UK).

More information and registration

In order to learn more about this training or to register and secure your seat, please visit the event page of Across Safety.