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July 25, 2018

When explaining bowties, I say that the Top Event (Loss of Control or Containment of the HAZARD) is 'What Keeps You Awake At Night" i.e. your (worst) fear that the Genie is now Out of the Bottle, Pandora's Box is now Open or The Gorilla is Out of the Cage (bit.ly/2OgP6...

August 7, 2017

The analogy of a tiger in a cage is commonly used to explain the principles of bowties but I prefer to tell/sell the concept as follows:


Imagine you are a zoo or a safari park and you have a captive gorilla which you charge visitors to come see. This animal can be pret...

June 2, 2017

I'm pleased to announce that my paper "Visual HAZOP – exploiting the power of Bowties to improve study efficiency and enhance engagement" has been accepted for delivery at both the CCPS Process Safety Congress in Prague and the WCCE Process Safety Symposium in Barcelon...

May 15, 2017

Thanks to everyone who visited the CGE stand at Hazards27 last week and commiserations to those who tried (and failed) to win my Swiss Cheese model.

Basically we asked (gullible) attendees to throw 3 ten-sided dice and if they managed to get all showing a 0 then we coul...

May 5, 2017

If you're attending Hazards27, you perhaps won't be surprised to see/hear the term "barrier" becoming more prevalent than in previous years. Over time, these have been called safeguards, controls or protection measures - regardless of their name, they are an integral p...

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