Risk Management Using Bowties C108

Effective risk management requires a thorough understanding of the accident pathways linking threats to potentially catastrophic consequences and the measures implemented to prevent this happening. Bowtie diagrams provide a simple visualization of the relationships and the barriers preventing the catastrophic consequences. Bowtie diagrams are easy to interpret unlike the complex and/or numerical results from other risk assessment methods (e.g. PHA, QRA, LOPA) in a way that is easier for non-experts, workforce, engineers and managers to understand.

This course introduces the Bowtie Method, works through the steps involved in identifying process safety layers and then leads to the hands-on construction of bowties both on paper and using Bowtie Master Software. Attendees also receive a free trial license of Bowtie Master.

In 2018 the CCPS published the concept book "Bow Tie Risk Management" together with the UK's Energy Institute. The book provides clear guidelines on the terminology to be used in bowties and the approaches to be followed in developing and subsequently maintaining the resultant bowties. ABS Group was actively involved on the committee writing the book and this course is fully consistent with all aspects of the book.

Who Should Attend This Course?

  • Personnel who have at least 5 years of experience and are familiar with safety/risk concepts
  • Participants are usually engineers, inspectors, and risk and safety personnel

What Will I Learn in This Course?

  • Fundamentals of the Bowtie Methodology
  • How to correctly apply Bowties in managing risks

Dr. Brad Eccles - Operations Director, UK
Dr. Mark Manton