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BTAW: BowTie Introduction | ½-day In-Class

​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) | 1-day In-Class

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

BTFT: BowTie Facilitator (Advanced) | 2-day In-Class

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

BTSW: BowTie Software (BowTieXP) | 1-day In-Class

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

BTRF: BowTie Refresher | 1-day In-Class

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

BTMC: BowTie Master Class | 2-day In-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 In-Class

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! 

BowTie

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.

 
 

Course Outlines

 
  • BowTie
    Introduction

    BTAW

    ½-day course

    • ​This workshop is an introductory module for leaders, managers 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.
       

    • It is important that leaders at any level in the organisation are familiar with the principles of risk management and visual barrier-based risk assessment. Also, they will become aware of their role and influence in the overall Risk Management process.

  • BowTie
    Practitioner (Basic)

    BTPT

    2-day course

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

    • The program also focuses on the method’s benefits, limitations, and practical tips & tricks.
       

    • After completing this course, you will be able to: Analyze risk scenarios by applying the BowTie method and building a BowTie diagram, develop integrity criteria for BowTie barriers like safety critical tasks and/or -systems, set risk acceptance criteria.

  • BowTie
    Facilitator (Advanced)

    BTFT

    3-day course

    • ​This 3-day course is identical to the 2-day course (BTPT). The extra day focuses on preparing the participants such that they are able to facilitate the entire BowTie analysis process by themselves.
       

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

  • BowTieXP
    Software

    BTSW

    1-day course

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

    • Note: Our regular BowTie Analysis courses are more focused on the method and less on the use of the software. In our classes, the trainer demonstrates a quick-tour of the software and how a BowTie diagram can be composed using the software. However, many other functionalities are not covered. That is why this 1-day software training is an ideal addition to the regular BowTie training courses.

  • BowTie
    Refresher

    BTRF

    1-day course

    • ​Accompanied by an experienced BowTie trainer, we offer BowTie practitioners and facilitators the opportunity to refresh their knowledge of the method.
       

    • After a brief refresher of the theory, we mainly practice using their cases.
       

    • Participants must have previously participated in either a 2 or 3-day BowTie course.

  • BowTie
    Master Class

    BTMC

    2-day course

    • ​Our Master Classes are for experienced BowTie practitioners and facilitators.
       

    • Participants will get acquainted with the latest developments in the field of Risk Management and BowTie. Also, there is ample opportunity to share experiences.
       

    • The program focuses specifically on deepening and broadening knowledge and skills.
       

    • Note: Admission requirements apply to our Master Class. With this, we try to achieve the highest possible level of learning. Candidates have completed a previous 2 or 3-day BowTie course.

  • Post-Training
    Coaching & Support

    BTCS

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    • Our post-training support aims for coaching BowTie practitioners and facilitators.
       

    • Coaching can be done on-site, or remotely via phone, (video) conference call or mail. Also, we facilitate periodic workshops in which the group will be brought together to work on case studies, challenges and specific themes.
       

    • Please, contact us for more detail and information about our support and coaching services.