Explaining COVID-19 Risk Management principles in pictorial form.
Bow tie methodology is used to illustrate how threats can act on hazards leading to a loss of control, which may result in catastrophic consequences. In the current climate of COVID-19 mass information, a picture can tell a thousand words.
The bow tie diagram in this document from the Energy Institute and Centre for Chemical Process Safety provides a guide to the threats and barriers surrounding the overall COVID-19 health crisis and can be used to provide clarity on the key focus areas for understanding:
- Key Threats
- Prevention Barriers
- Mitigation Barriers
- How Barriers Can Degrade
The document is based on guidance from the UK Government and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Local directives and guidance should be consulted by Australian companies in their response to COVID-19.
Further resources can be found in the Safer Together COVID-19 Library.