Bowtie Practitioner Online

Learn how to build bowties and use BowTieXP

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

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 this four part online course, 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. 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


€1095,- 1 participant

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



Session 1

Introduction to bowtie

Bowtie method background

Bowtie in risk management

Bowtie basics

Session 2

Building bowties

Bowtie method

Build your own bowtie

Session 3

Adding metadata to bowties

Using metadata

Using bowtie as decision support

Session 4

Applications of bowties

Facilitate bowties

Applications of bowtie


Upcoming sessions

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4
13 Jun 2024
14:00 to 17:00 CEST
20 Jun 2024
14:00 to 17:00 CEST
27 Jun 2024
14:00 to 17:00 CEST
05 Sep 2024
09:00 to 12:00 CEST
12 Sep 2024
09:00 to 12:00 CEST
19 Sep 2024
09:00 to 12:00 CEST
26 Sep 2024
09:00 to 12:00 CEST
31 Oct 2024
14:00 to 17:00 CET
07 Nov 2024
14:00 to 17:00 CET
14 Nov 2024
14:00 to 17:00 CET
21 Nov 2024
14:00 to 17:00 CET