Implementing a layered critical control verification program, underpinned by the bow tie analysis method, can create a strong safety loop that identifies weaknesses in an organisation’s frontline safety controls, turning them into strengths while engaging everyone from the CEO to operators in preventing and reducing serious injuries and fatalities.

Key Outcomes

  • Creating a safety loop, that incorporates a critical risk management (CRM) program underpinned by the bow-tie analysis method, drives perpetual improvement in safety performance
  • A layered verification-based CRM program helps highlight areas for improvement and engage frontline operations in improving and maximising their own safety
  • The bow-tie method can be effective in narrowing an organisation’s focus to key critical controls that have the most impact on safety performance on the ground
  • Implementing a standardised system allows safety learnings to be shared globally virtually overnight, quickly turning safety failings into strengths
  • CEO-level support and cascading safety accountability via each level of management drives a strong, self-reinforcing safety culture
  • Empowering frontline operational staff to stop, or not start, work if it is unsafe engages the entire workforce in the safety process, resulting in better safety performance and improving the quality of safety data collected to drive improvements.