• 03 Jul 2020 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM) Cancelled
  • Managed by: IEM Training Centre Sdn Bhd
  • Closing date before: 30 Jun 2020

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Course Instructor

Faizal Farid Wajidi is an Independent Principal Consultant, specializing in HSE Risk Management, Environmental Assessment, Health Physics and nuclear applications.  He has more than 35 years of professional experience, mainly spent in the major hazard sector. 

Faizal has broad experience of applying risk management tools and has applied the software-based Bowtie tool for offshore HSE Case studies.  Among the earliest users of the BowTieXP software, he is a qualified and experienced Bowtie workshop facilitator having led several HSE risk- and Enterprise risk-based Bowtie workshops for safety regulators and for major companies in the oil and gas, petrochemical, road transportation, oil-well services, maritime and aviation/aerospace sectors in Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

Faizal has previously worked with Shell, Schlumberger, ICI Physics and Radioisotope Services Group, Enviros and Risktec.  He graduated from the University of Reading, United Kingdom, with a B.Sc (Hon) degree in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics.


Modern day thinking on risk management puts heavy emphasis on the use of defences or barriers to prevent losses attributed to organizational disturbances.  Failure of these barriers leads to unwanted incidents.

Barrier management is therefore an important facet of risk management. The Bowtie technique is ideally suited for this purpose, allowing detailed analysis of prevention and mitigation measures – in other words, the barriers – for specific hazards and their ultimate consequences.   Effective barrier management involves linking the barriers on the Bowties to specific elements of the management system such as HSE-critical activities/tasks and their accountabilities/responsibilities, standards, policies and remedial actions to address any shortfalls. 

The Bowtie technique uses a visual format, thus facilitating risk communication. It is currently widely used in such diverse sectors as oil and gas, chemical process, power generation, mining, aviation/aerospace, healthcare, manufacturing, IT security, finance and government.

This two-day course is aimed at senior management with responsibilities for managing risks within their respective organizations.  It highlights the key principles of the Hazards and Effects Management Process (HEMP) and how the Bowtie technique can augment risk management in their organizations, at the same time facilitating effective risk communication. 

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to help participants to:

 Achieve an understanding of the key principles of HEMP and the Bowtie Methodology;

  • Gain an understanding of the principles that underlays loss causation, loss prevention and barrier-based risk management;
  • Gain insights into how the Bowtie tool is applied to hazard/risk management;
  • Achieve an appreciation of the essential requirements for the effective implementation of barrier management.

Who Should Attendance

This course is designed for mid- and senior managers responsible for the management of Health, Safety & Environment, Process Safety, Operations, Maintenance, Engineering Design, Projects and Enterprise Risk

 Course Contents

Introduction & Overview of the Hazards and Effects Management Process

  • Definition, Rationale and Drivers
  • HEMP – The Principles
  • Risk Management & ALARP
  • HEMP – The Tools & Techniques
  • Hazard Analysis

 Principles of Loss Prevention and the Accident Causation Model, Barrier-based Risk Management

  • Loss Prevention & The Swiss Cheese Incident Causation Model
  • Cause & Effect Pathways
  • Tripod Beta and BSCAT
  • Barrier Failure with examples
  • Combined FTA/ETA – the case for Barrier Management
  • History and development of the Bowtie technique
  • Visualizing risk scenarios using the Bowtie technique
  • Risk Communication, Advantages & Limitations of the Bowtie technique
  • Multi-sector Bowtie case files

 Interactive Bowtie Workshop – Use of the BowTieXP Software

  • Bowtie nomenclature and definitions:
  • Hazard
  • Top Event
  • Threat
  • Consequence
  • Control Barrier
  • Recovery Preparedness Measure
  • Escalation Factors
  • Escalation Factor Control
  • Mini-exercises on nomenclature and definitions and on creating basic Bowtie models

 The Essentials of Barrier Management

  • Linking Barriers to the Management System
  • Activities and Tasks and Assignation of Responsibilities
  • Safety Critical Elements (SCEs) in the Bowtie
  • Independent Barriers
  • Barrier Effectiveness
  • Corrective/Remedial Actions
  • Mini-exercises on Barrier Management

 Summary & Review

  • Learning points and takeaways


Type Online Rate (RM) Offline Rate (RM)  
All member type
500.00 550.00
Non Member
All non member
800.00 850.00
Rate stated does not include 6% SST

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