We are delighted to announce that we have been appointed as a Value Added Partner by CGE Risk Solutions, the leading provider of barrier-based risk management solutions.
We have been using the bowtie methodology for several years with railway, metro, tram, fire & rescue and social care clients, so this appointment marks an important stage in how we help clients apply the technique.
Being a Value Added Partner for CGE Risk Solutions allows us to provide a complete solution for the bowtie risk assessment methodology; helping you to understand and apply the methodology and also provide and implement CGE’s specialist software for producing excellent bowties.
CGE Risk Solutions has verified that we have been trained in risk and incident analysis methods as well as the application of these in their software solutions.
If you are looking for consultancy (applying the bow tie technique to your business risks), training in the methodology and/or the software or advice on how to scope or purchase software then please contact us.
A Metro-North train derailed in the Bronx on December 1st 2013, killing four people and injuring more than 70. The train had entered a curve at nearly 3 times the permitted speed. Recent investigations appear to show that overtime working is endemic on the railroad; the driver in the crash had worked the equivalent of a six-day week every week for the past three years.
See the full news article on the NBC website.
In the UK, fatigue of safety critical workers must be managed; the Office of Rail Regulation has issued guidance on the risks of excessive working hours and how these can be managed (see here).
For details on how we can help identify and manage human factor risks in industry, see our consultancy pages.
WASHINGTON -- The NTSB continues to rule out mechanical causes in a deadly Bronx train crash while adding to the possibility that human error was involved. Federal safety investigators have all but eliminated mechanical problems as the cause of the December 1 derailment, but there are indications that the driver might not have been as attentive as he should have been.
See the news item here and the NTSB's page on this accident here.