Bow ties in risk management: A concept book for process safety

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EI Publications

  • Published: September 2018
  • REF/ISBN: 9781119490388
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: Current

An authoritative guide that explain the effectiveness and implementation of bow tie analysis, a qualitative risk assessment and barrier management methodology.

The EI and Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) have jointly produced an invaluable guide that focuses on a specific qualitative risk management methodology – bow tie barrier analysis. It contains practical advice for conducting an effective bow tie analysis and offers guidance for creating bow tie diagrams for process safety and risk management. Bow Ties in risk management clearly shows how bow tie analysis and diagrams fit into an overall process safety and risk management framework.

Implementing the methods outlined in this book will improve the quality of bow tie analysis and bow tie diagrams across an organisation and the industry. This important guide:

  • Explains the proven concept of bow tie barrier analysis for the preventing and mitigation of incident pathways, especially related to major accidents.
  • Shows how to avoid common pitfalls and is filled with real-world examples.
  • Explains the practical application of the bow tie method throughout an organisation.
  • Reveals how to treat human and organisational factors in a sound and practical manner.

Although the guide is written primarily for anyone involved with or responsible for managing process safety risks, it is applicable to anyone using bow tie risk management practices in other safety and environmental or Enterprise Risk Management applications. It is designed for a wide audience, from beginners with little to no background in barrier management, to experienced professionals who may already be familiar with bow ties, their elements, the methodology, and their relation to risk management.

Customers wishing to purchase the hard copy format of this book should purchase directly through Wiley.

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