Welcome to the Across Safety February 2017 newsletter

In this edition of our biannual publication we have a mix of articles that look at all things BowTie with thoughts on ways to benefit from it’s use, to articles on methodology and tips for users of BowTieXP software.


We would also like to invite you to the upcoming aviation industry event that we will be running in conjunction with CGE Risk and Heathrow Airport on 25 April called “BowTie Risk Management in Practice”


Last but by no means least, we're excited to tell you about our new service called BowTie Complete, a no fuss way to get up and running with BowTies.


I hope that you find it informative and useful and welcome any feedback particularly if there are specific topics you would like to see articles on in the future. You can reach me directly via email at: avenetz@acrosssafety.com


Anthony Venetz

Managing Director

Across Safety Development Ltd

“BowTie Risk Management in Practice” Aviation Industry Event, Heathrow Airport 25 April 2017 and BowTie Training 26-27 April

Join us for a day of seminars by industry and for industry with practical workshops, networking and an optional 2 day BowTie training course.

BowTie risk management event

The Fire Extinguisher That Wasn’t: how robust are your barriers?

In this article we look at the disconnect between risk assessments and the real world and how to generate a reliable feedback loop.

How robust are your barriers

BowTie Method Tip:                                       The (not so) mysterious world of Hazards and Top Events

The difference between the terminology used in BowTie and that used by traditional hazard registers can leave people scratching their heads but it really isn’t that mysterious.

Simple BowTie diagram

BowTieXP Advanced Software Tip:         Barrier bundling

The BowTie software has a lot of capabilities and in this article we have a look at a way to group (or bundle) your barriers in new and innovative ways.

BowTie Complete

BowTie provides a high quality and effective risk management tool but until now organisations wanting to use it have had to invest a significant amount of effort into getting it set up and running.


BowTie Complete is ideal for small to medium sized operations that want to benefit from using BowTie but don’t have the time, resources or budget to develop everything from scratch. It’s a solution that provides a set of pre-populated BowTies tailored to specific sectors of the aviation industry.

BowTieXP diagram

We've moved!

We moved into our new office at Lakeside North Harbour in Portsmouth. The business park has some superb facilities – feel free to pop in if you’re passing, we’d be delighted to see you!

BowTie Training Live Online

Online BowTie training

With our live online training option, you can now attend any of our courses remotely. Learning is facilitated by our trainers in real time and in a fully interactive way so as to replicate an actual classroom setting whilst providing all the advantages of the online format.