Applying BowTieXP in Aviation Organisations

TS101 | 3 days

Wolters Kluwer’s market leading BowTieXP Risk Management software is widely used by high hazard organisations to assess, reduce and manage their risks using the barrier-based approach. A key strength of the software is visually conveying risk to stakeholders at all levels. However, utilising the functionality of BowTieXP requires competent users that understand how to apply the tool within their industry and environment.

Endorsed and approved by Wolters Kluwer, this BowTie software user and implementation course is designed for the civil and military aviation domains. It is built upon best industry practices in BowTie risk management and enables you to develop your BowTieXP skills in practical, relevant scenarios

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How will this course benefit me?
This 3-day, practically focused course aims to provide you with the skills to:

• Understand the rationale and architecture of the BowTie model 
• Exploit the BowTieXP software to:
o Define hazards, top events, consequences and threats
o Devise barriers to eliminate, control, recover and mitigate threats and consequences
o Apply safety management activities to enable barrier performance
o Assess barrier performance to ensure overall risk remains tolerable
• Employ BowTieXP as a Safety Risk Management communication tool across all levels of your organization, from workshops to the boardroom
• Facilitate BowTie development workshops and build well-informed, accurate BowTies that help effectively identify, reduce and manage risk in your organisation

Key areas of focus
• Basic and advanced skills for BowTie construction to create effective and manageable BowTies to suit specific audiences
• Operationalising the BowTie - how to assign meaningful activities to your BowTies, such as barrier owners, barrier system relationships, barrier effectiveness and action management
• Risk Management with BowTies – how BowTie based risk management complements established standards such as ISO 31000 and EASA ORO.GEN.200
• Gathering evidence to monitor barrier effectiveness and tackle new and emergent hazards

Is this course right for me?
This course has been developed for personnel who will construct, develop and manage BowTies using BowTieXP. It is suitable for delegates who are new to BowTieXP and those who have already completed a general course on the use of BowTieXP.

• Safety management personnel who build, manage or review BowTies
• Risk managers who are responsible for organisational risk controls 
• Auditors and assessors who are required to measure organisational risk control performance

Baines Simmons is an official training solution provider and distributor of Wolters Kluwer’s Enablon Bowtie Suite solutions.

A sound understanding of Safety Risk Management principles from previous training courses (e.g., TS90 Safety Risk 
Management for Professional Practitioners) or equivalent experience is desirable.

Delegates are required to bring a laptop (preferably Windows OS based or with a suitable Windows emulator) in order to access a free 30-day trial of the software, essential to this course.

Course details
Course format: A blend of PowerPoint based explanation, group discussions and practical exercises using BowTieXP running on the delegates’ own IT. Step-by-step exercises provide the opportunity to practice and consolidate learning of terminology, software features and methodology do’s and don’ts in a realistic context. A final confirmatory exercise reinforces learning within an aviation specific scenario that can be taken away for further development and revision if required.
Course level: Practitioner Level Training (P) is suitable for those who have worked in the subject for some time, are familiar with core terminologies and concepts and are looking to develop or update their level of knowledge and practical understanding.
Assessment process: No formal assessment. Formative feedback is provided by the facilitator.
Course size: 12 persons maximum virtually, at our Aviation Safety Academy or on-site at your facility.