Bowtie risk methodology
The bowtie method of risk assessment creates diagrams that visualise the risk you are dealing with in a single clear picture. The diagram is shaped like a bow tie, with the 'knot' showing the point where control over a hazard is lost. To the left of the 'knot' the threats and the measures to control them are shown. To the right are the possible consequences of the hazard scenario, along with the possible control measures to limit or nullify them.
The bowtie therefore creates a picture of risk that is easy to understand and for groups to contribute to.
Bow tie models can be overlaid with audit and incident information to show how well each risk control is working.
The workshop also includes an introduction to barrier-based auditing: a method for checking whether control barriers are likely to function as intended when called upon.
We are a Value Added Partner for Wolters Kluwer and can provide trial and full versions of their industry-leading software packages for producing bowtie models.
We can provide consultancy services to produce bowtie risk models for your business if you do not want to develop the expertise in-house.
This is a one day workshop. The programme can be extended to allow delegates to complete a range of bowtie risk models on for their own organisation using trial versions of the BowtieXP software and the AuditXP software.
Who should attend?
The workshop is ideal for directors, managers and safety professionals who are looking for an improved way to manage risk in their business and involve their workforce in the process.
What will you learn?
The main areas covered by this workshop are:
The workshop content will focus on practical application of theory and, wherever possible, risk assessments generated by the delegates can then form part of your suite of risk assessments (subject to review and approval by your safety specialist). We focus on applying the bowtie risk assessment method using our practical resources. The benefits arising from this workshop include:
Use the leading software to produce bowtie risk diagrams
BowTieXP is the most used risk assessment software that is based on the bowtie method. It is produced by Wolters Kluwer and enables you to easily create bowtie diagrams to assess risk. BowTieXP is unique in its ability to visualize complex risks in a way that is understandable, yet also allows for detailed risk-based improvement plans.
AuditXP is an audit and compliance software tool, employing the same software framework as BowTieXP. The tool is developed to close the “Plan-Do-Check” circle (Deming circle). After defining the barriers in your safety management system (the plan stage) and implementing them (the do stage), AuditXP is used to check and monitor the quality and effectiveness of the barriers.
Silver Moor Business Consulting has been appointed as a value-added and expert agent globally for Wolters Kluwer to provide BowTieXP, AuditXP, training and consultancy for the bowtie methodology.
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Customised training - in your workplace
We can customise any of our training courses to address the specific issues faced by your industry or business. We will run the training at your workplace so you save on travel and accommodation costs.
Gives you a fresh perspective on risk assessment
The bowtie method is an excellent approach!
Good course to learn a different way of doing risk assessments [bowtie risk models].