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Addressing Human Factors in Bow Tie Risk Assessment Method

By Mark Manton, Principal Engineer, Safety, Risk and Compliance at ABS Group

Human Factors for Bow Ties Risk Assessment

The Bowtie risk assessment method does not have an accepted methodology, only proprietary company or software guides, such as ABS Group's THESIS BowTie Risk Management Software. In order to define a standardized Bowtie methodology for process industries, the Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) has developed the Concept Book, Guidelines for Barrier Risk Management (Bow Tie Analysis), which also addresses human factors.

As a leading process safety and risk management provider, ABS Group has contributed to numerous CCPS publications and was requested to provide guidance for this Concept Book. 

The aims of the CCPS/EI Concept Book are to:

  • Share current good practices as per several global companies
  • Promote a more uniform application of the method and terminology
  • Address human and organizational factors using modern ideas
  • Avoid common errors

Learn more about the topic, "Representing Human Factors in Bow Ties as per the New CCPS/EI Concept Book," by requesting access to our presentation from the Hazards27 Conference in Birmingham, UK, in May 2017. In addition, register for a training course to learn more about Risk Management Using Bowties

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