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BowTie / BowTieXP courses
(Online & In-Class)

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BTAW: BowTie Introduction

​This workshop is an introductory module for leaders and other key figures who are not part of the risk analysis team, but who do have a role to play in controlling the risks in daily operations.

BTPT: BowTie Practitioner (Basic)

This training program introduces the basics of Risk Management, the BowTie method and the application of BowTie in practice.

BTFT: BowTie Facilitator (Advanced)

Participants will enhance their knowledge and skills and gain more trust and understanding in the application of BowTie.

BTSW: BowTie Software (BowTieXP)

The program focuses entirely on the application of BowTie using the BowTieXP software suite.

BTRF: BowTie Refresher

After a brief refresher of the theory, participants will mainly practice using own cases.

BTMC: BowTie Master Class

Our Master Classes are for experienced BowTie practitioners and facilitators. The program is specifically focused on deepening and broadening knowledge and skills.

BTCS: Post-Training Coaching & Support

Our post-training support aims for coaching BowTie practitioners and facilitators during their first experiences in the field.

We also deliver online BowTie courses in a highly interactive Virtual Classroom setting! 


in a nutshell

The BowTie method is a risk assessment tool that can be used to analyse risk scenarios. The outcome of a BowTie analysis is a visual diagram that has the shape of a men’s bowtie.

A BowTie diagram, in basic, shows two things:

  • It represents a visual overview of risk scenarios that have the potential to cause a process disturbance that could result in undesired consequences.

  • It displays what measures need to be in place to be in control of the identified scenarios.

BowTie also focuses on what contributing (escalation) factors can have an adverse effect on the effectiveness of these control measures, and how these factors can be controlled. Visualisation of the relationship between controls and escalation factors shows how the level of control of your daily operation weakens. Identified control measures are linked to responsible persons and activities that are required to keep the controls effective.


Altogether, a BowTie diagram shows how risks need to be managed. The visual presentation of the diagram can easily be understood at all levels in the organisation. Everyone can see one's role they have in controlling the risks.

Example of a BowTie diagram

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