How to build and use Bowtie Analysis, including methodology benefits, limitations and practical uses.
Bowtie analysis is an increasingly popular approach to help manage risk. The course provides a critical review of the method's benefits, limitations and practical uses, with hands-on practice at applying the technique.
At the core of bowtie analysis is a diagram with a hazard in the centre, with preventative and mitigative control measures (or “barriers”) shown either side. These barriers are positioned against threats and consequences, in order to show how a threat is controlled, or a consequence mitigated, thus giving an overall picture of how the risk is being managed.
Who should attend?
Managers, engineers, operators, HSE advisors and risk management practitioners.
How will I benefit?
- Learn to analyse hazard scenarios by applying the bowtie method and designing a bowtie diagram
- Understand how to develop integrity assurance for bowtie barriers, e.g. in terms of identifying HSE-critical tasks and HSE critical systems or equipment
- Learn to devise risk acceptance criteria for hazards in bowtie