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IncidentXP- BFA Method

Barrier Failure Analysis Software for Incident Investigations
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What is IncidentXP?

IncidentXP is our incident analysis software product which uses the same software framework as BowTieXP. This makes it possible to link incident analysis information to risk assessment information. However, IncidentXP can also be used as full-fledged stand-alone incident analysis tool.

The software is designed to learn from all incidents that have occurred in your company. The type of incidents may range from process deviations, to near misses, to small incidents, to major accidents. And the incidents can relate to both Process Safety and Personal Safety.

Why IncidentXP?

Learning from incidents is a challenge for most organizations. One of the biggest reasons for this is that the analysis performed on the incident does not provide an adequate basis for high quality recommendations which will change the organization for the better while still being realistic. IncidentXP will assist you in making recommendation focused on a specific barrier or on the organizational level (basic risk factor level).

Only using incident analysis is not enough. Bowtie risk assessment can be used to check if the investigation covered everything that was supposed to be done before we finalize an incident analysis. Additional, the incident analysis results should link back to the risk assessment to aggregate and detect trends across incidents. By providing both risk assessment (BowTieXP) and risk monitoring (IncidentXP) we close the circle of Deming (plan-do-check-act) within 1 software framework.

Barrier Failure Analysis

Barrier Failure Analysis (BFA) is integrated in IncidentXP software.

Barrier Failure Analysis (BFA) is a brand new incident analysis software methodology.  The methodology does what it says: with BFA you can analyze which and why barriers failed during an incident or near miss.

Analyze which and why barriers failed

Barrier Failure Analysis is one of the various analysis methods available in IncidentXP.  IncidentXP uses the same software framework as BowTieXP. This makes it possible to link incident analysis information to risk assessment information. BFA can also be used as a full-fledged stand-alone incident analysis tool.

To be able to do trend analysis, BFA allows the user to determine and apply causation categories. Companies can integrate their own causation categories, which makes the software easy to customize to your companies standards and/or needs.

Why Barrier Failure Analysis?

There are several reasons to choose for Barrier Failure Analysis:

Barrier based analysis methodology
Map incidents onto the proactive bowtie risk assessment diagrams
Bowtie risk assessment can be used to check if the incident analysis covered everything
Customizable causation categories
Generate actions to improve your current risk situation (short term) and risk analysis (long term)