Modern day thinking on risk management puts heavy emphasis on the use of defences or barriers to prevent losses attributed to organizational disturbances. Failure of these barriers leads to unwanted incidents.
Barrier management is therefore an important facet of risk management. The Bowtie technique is ideally suited for this purpose, allowing detailed analysis of prevention and mitigation measures – in other words, the barriers – for specific hazards and their ultimate consequences. Effective barrier management involves linking the barriers on the Bowties to specific elements of the management system such as HSE-critical activities/tasks and their accountabilities/responsibilities, standards, policies and remedial actions to address any shortfalls.
The Bowtie technique uses a visual format, thus facilitating risk communication. It is currently widely used in such diverse sectors as oil and gas, chemical process, power generation, mining, aviation/aerospace, healthcare, manufacturing, IT security, finance and government.
This two-day and 4-hour per day course is aimed at risk management professionals and practitioners. In this Digital Classroom, the delegates will highlighted with the key principles of the Hazards and Effects Management Process (HEMP) and how the Bowtie technique can augment risk management in their organizations, at the same time facilitating effective risk communication. Participants will be required to undertake a number of worked exercises in order to gain practical experience with the use of Bowties.
The course is designed to help participants to:
Practitioners and specialists in:
Introduction & Overview of the Hazards and Effects Management Process
Principles of Loss Prevention and the Accident Causation Model, Barrier-based Risk Management
Interactive Bowtie Workshop – Use of the BowTieXP Software
The Essentials of Barrier Management
Bowtie Analysis and Building Bowtie Models Using the BowTieXP software
Summary & Review