Safety and risk

Bowtie risk management

Bowtie methodology benefits, limitations and practical uses.

2 days

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

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Bowtie risk management

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Members:
£995.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£1,215.00 Plus vat

Summary

Bowtie methodology benefits, limitations and practical uses.

This course 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 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 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?

Managers, engineers, operators, HSE advisors and risk management practitioners.

How will I benefit?

  • 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/o 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’

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  • Duration:
    2 days
  • CPD Hours:
    14
  • UK-Spec:
    B, C, D

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