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Risk and Safety Management - Unit 6-7: Bowtie Analysis

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Unit overview
This set of 2 units will introduce bowtie analysis. Unit 6 explains how to carry out bowtie analysis from first principles, with step-by-step instructions on how to build bowtie diagrams, example bowties uses and a discussion of their strengths and weaknesses. Unit 7 explains how controls are made effective in bowties and how safety critical activities and equipment can be captured on a bowtie.
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Risktec Solutions is an established, independent and specialist risk management consulting and training company, and is part of the TÜV Rheinland Group. The company assist clients in major hazard industries as well as commercial and public sectors to manage health, safety, security, environmental and business risk. Find out more at

What you will learn
By the end of these course units you will be able to:

• Analyse hazard scenarios by applying the bowtie method and designing a bowtie diagram
• Devise risk acceptance criteria for hazards in bowties
• Identify critical activities to support your bowtie
• Link bowtie controls to critical equipment and performance standards
Who should learn
These units are suitable for managers, engineers, operators, HSE advisors, risk management practitioners, and anyone else involved in managing risks. Individuals aspiring to hold any of the above types of position will welcome the information and experience contained within the course. Most examples are cross-industry, however some examples are from certain sectors.

Prerequisites: Education, skills or experience equivalent to bachelor degree or equivalent in a relevant science, technology or engineering subject, or 5+ years of relevant work experience, plus proven English language capability.
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