Using Bowtie Techniques for Aviation SMS Risk Assessment & Management – 1 Day


The Bowtie Technique for Hazard and Risk Assessment and Management provides an effective tool that enables hazard scenarios to be presented in an easily understandable way with visualization which helps to understand how hazards may escalate and also how they may be effectively managed.

This 1-day intensive course is designed to share with the delegates the methodology to understand the construction and analysis of Bow Ties and the technique of employing qualitative risk assessment processes and practices. Delegates will have the opportunity to perform several bowtie exercises in order to gain real experience using Bowties.

Making it Real!
The client is encouraged to provide typical hazard data – possibly from the risk register to provide data to use during the course.

Who is the course for?
This course is for individuals in the aviation industry who are involved in Safety Management Systems (SMS) and risk assessment. Bowtie techniques are commonly used in various industries, including aviation, to visualize and analyze potential hazards and their associated controls in a graphical manner.

What is the Benefit of this Training – What will I learn?

Participants during this course will learn how to effectively apply the bowtie methodology to visualize and analyze aviation hazards, potential consequences, and risk controls in a graphical manner. The course aims to equip participants with the skills to enhance safety management systems through practical risk assessment and barrier management techniques specific to the aviation industry.

Detailed Content / Topics – The following Subjects will be addressed 
– Why Bowties?
– Bowtie Definitions and Nomenclature
– Risk Management Principles
– Understanding the link between Hazards and Risk
– History and Current Use
– The Principles of the Bowtie Methodology
– Bowtie Concepts used for Hazard Identification
– Bow Tie Construction Step by Step
– Barrier-based theory
– Bow Tie Case Studies using Co Data
– Group Debrief and Close

Target groups 
This training is highly relevant for safety and quality assurance auditors Managers as well as business area stakeholders who need to have a deep appreciation of the safety risk management process.

A background or understanding of Aviation Quality and Safety Systems is an advantage.

Learning Objectives 
To understand the fundamentals of Hazards, Risk Assessment methodologies, and the role of Mitigation

To provide a detailed understanding of the methodology of working with Bowties

To understand how to perform and work with Barrier Based SMS Risk Management Techniques

What do People Say About Sofema Aviation Services Training?

“The instructor used the right words to explain the material.”
“The discussions among the group were very beneficial.”
“The instructor showed a very resourceful background and experience.”
“All sections of the course were related to my field.”
“Adequate answers were given to specific questions.”

1 day – The training will commence at 09.00 and finish at 17.00, with appropriate refreshment breaks.

To register for this training, please email or Call +359 28210806

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