What are the 3 main elements of a bowtie diagram? Bowtie diagrams consist of three main elements. The diagram is a visual representation of the relationships between three elements. The diagram visualizes an event with its perceived threats, consequences, and barriers that mitigate the threat or prevent the consequences. The 3 elements of a Bowtie Diagram: 1. Top Event The top event is situated in the middle of the bowtie diagram. It is the reason why the bowtie diagram is being made. The top event, if it were to occur, has the potential to cause significant damage. At the moment,
Metadata gives more information and context to the diagram viewer. Bowtie Master allows you to add customisable data which is relevant to your company or industry. From the example, metadata could include Barrier Type, Barrier Condition and the Performance Standard. Metadata can be customised to a drop down list or free text. You can add a hyperlink to reference internal documentation or a website to support the type of Metadata chosen. This barrier condition has the following as a drop down option: Deactivated No Data Not Effective Partially Effective Effective Each option has it’s own colour relating to it’s effectiveness.