Bowtie Practitioner & Facilitator In-person

Learn how to use BowTieXP and apply bowties in your organisation.

Training goals

  • Understand where bowties are best applied
  • Create correct bowtie diagrams
  • Work with the BowTieXP software to create bowties
  • Apply metadata such as barrier effectiveness, accountability, criticality and more
  • Run reports
  • Create bowties that fit a goal
  • Comfortably run bowtie creation workshops
  • Set up the framework for a bowtie project
  • Understand the tools required to manage bowties on a global and local scale


Zoetermeer, the Netherlands

Here's what participants said

“Great course, great trainer!”

Remon Voorbij - Evos

"The course was well organised and the trainer was very well prepared and experienced."


“We are used to making bowties for our Report of Major Hazards, but those represent a static picture. Useful, but limited. This course allowed me to expand my comprehension of the tool capabilities and flexibilities to make bowties alive and contribute to a better risk awareness and risk ownership.”

Emanuele Gemelli - Petrogas

“A nice entry level course for everyone with a basic understanding of risk assessment. Gives a fresh insight in managing the barriers within your organization.”

Ferry Suitela

"Very clear explanation of the bowtie method."



During the first two days, you will learn how to analyze risks using bowties. A thorough explanation of the method is combined with hands-on exercises using the BowTieXP software. The course covers how to build and apply bowtie diagrams in your organisation. Then the third day, you will learn tips and tricks on how to run bowtie creation workshops in your organization. Even after following a course on bowtie risk analysis, it can still be daunting to step in front of a group of experts to create bowties. This course helps you build up your confidence with practical tips, techniques and exercises. All of our trainers have at least 8 years of experience in implementing barrier-based risk management.

Who should attend?

  • Those who play an active role in the creation of bowtie diagrams
  • HSE specialists
  • Risk analysts


We have three packages:

  • All three days: €1995,- 1 participant
  • The first two days: €1395,- 1 participant
  • The third day: €695,- 1 participant

Volume discount

  • 2 participants: 5% discount
  • 3 participants: 10% discount
  • 4 participants: 15% discount
  • > 5 participants: we'll contact you for options



Day 1

Introduction to bowtie risk analysis

Bowtie method background

Bowtie in risk management

Bowtie basics

Day 2

Application of bowties

Build your own bowtie

Using metadata

Using bowtie as decision support

Applications of bowtie

Day 3

Bowtie facilitation

Establishing the bowtie context

Selecting hazards

Bowtie facilitation

Writing a bowtie protocol

Building a company template

Bowtie deliverables

Scaling up


Upcoming sessions

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
30 Apr 2024
09:00 to 16:00 CEST
01 May 2024
09:00 to 16:00 CEST
02 May 2024
09:00 to 16:00 CEST