Safety and risk

Bowtie risk management

This programme introduces bowtie methodology (one of many barrier risk models) and examines the various bowtie analysis components.

2 days

Next available:

Members: £995 + VAT
Non-members: £1,215 + VAT

Course Location & Date
Bowtie risk management
10% early bird discount applied
Hurry! 228 days left
£995.00 £895.50 Plus vat
Non Members:
£1,215.00 £1,093.50 Plus vat


This programme introduces bowtie methodology (one of many barrier risk models) and examines the various bowtie analysis components.

Bowtie analysis is an increasingly popular approach to help manage risk. The programme 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 risk analysis diagram with the hazard in the centre, and proactive and reactive risk criteria to either side. The diagram is in the shape of a bowtie, hence the name.

Who should attend?

This programme is suitable for managers, engineers, operators, HSE advisors and risk management practitioners.

How will I benefit?

    After the workshop you will be able to:
  • Analyse hazard scenarios by applying the bowtie method and designing a bowtie diagram
  • Develop integrity assurance for bowtie barriers, eg in terms of HSE-critical tasks and/or HSE critical systems
  • Devise risk acceptance criteria for hazards in bowtie
Contributes 14 CPD hours

Key topics

  • Introduction to risk assessment and bowties
  • The bowtie method – what is a bowtie and how to build one
  • Assuring barrier integrity
  • Effectiveness and ALARP for bowties
  • Benefits and practical uses of bowties
  • Facilitating bowtie workshops
  • Bowtie software tools

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: B, C and D

  1. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  2. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  3. Communication and inter-personal skills - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills’

We offer in house training

Tell us your team's CPD needs and we'll come to you with a specialised training programme, customised for your engineering sector.
Contact our advisors if you need help finding the most appropriate training for your team.


At a glance

  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Location:
  • CPD Hours:
  • Accredited:
  • UK-Spec:
    B, C, D

Need some help?

Contact us if you have any questions about our training courses.

Terms & conditions of booking IMechE training

Enquire now

Online learning

Learn at your own pace and location of your choice with one of our eLearning options.

eLearning collection

Online qualifications

Free webinars

Available dates for Bowtie risk management

2 day course

1-2 Sep 2020

Require a different date or location? Or want to train a group in house?

We can customise any of our courses and deliver them in-house, for your entire team. It could also save you money, especially as you would save travel time.

More about In-house and bespoke training

Register your interest

Members: £995 + VAT

Non-members: £1,215 +VAT

Book now

Train a group in-house and save