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Aims and Objectives

To introduce the concept of BowTie Analysis and how human factors are addressed in the methodology.


An interactive workshop on the concept of BowTie to help manage process safety. The morning session will introduce the bowtie analysis method, covering the good practice in the use the method, along with a group exercise. The afternoon session will take a specific incident as a case study and how bowtie can help focus on human factors issues in an organisation.

• Elements of a BowTie chart

• Good practice in developing the chart

• Case Study/exercise on identifying barriers

• How Human Factors fit into the BowTie

• Case Study /exercise on incorporating Human Factors

• Industry guidance

• Regulator expectations for COMAH sites

Duration/ Dates

This one day course takes place on the 13th November 2019 and registration is open to CATCH members only.

For further information please call 01469 552828


Registration now open! Secure your tickets today!

2019 will see the return of this highly successful event and a host of new speakers and topics showcasing cross-sector best practice to drive forward improvements in productivity, reliability and safety.

During the day we will demonstrate transferable lessons from across the manufacturing spectrum, that Production and Engineering Managers can apply to their own operations, as well as showcasing the broad range of asset management capabilities that are available within the region.

The year’s conference will explore the following themes:

  • Overall asset management philosophy and planning
  • Best practice sharing including learning from other sectors
  • Improving Safety and Efficiency in asset management

Confirmed speakers to date included:

  • SA Partners
  • HFL
  • Sellafield
  • Advisian, part of Worley Parsons
  • Veolia
  • ABB
  • Frazer Nash
  • EnerMech
  • Focul
  • Axiom Engineering Associates
  • Cogent Skills
  • Evolution MRO
  • The Academy of Joint Integrity part of the Flexitallic group
  • Sellafield


The Apprentice Awards are open to all apprentices in years 2, 3 or 4 working for Concom Client or Contractor member companies. The apprenticeship can be in any discipline, any NVQ awarding body and with any training provider. The Awards will be presented at the CATCH Annual Dinner on Thursday 7th May 2020. The winner will receive a trophy and a cheque for £500 and 2 runners up will receive of £250 each.

Award Criteria
Applicants should write an article of no more 750 words and should include:

An outline of their apprenticeship to date
A demonstration of their academic success, skills and on the job successes
Their understanding of the industry
Any other achievements that are relevant to their performance.

This must be supported by an employer testimonial as to why they think the apprentice is outstanding.

Closing date
All entries to be submitted by 12.00 on Monday 3rd February 2020

Please click here to complete the online nomination form

Please complete the following online application form any questions please email to

As part of the award process we ask that a senior manager from your employer supports your application – please ensure that this section is also completed.

About you:

Employers Statement:

Your Statement (750 words)


Over 50 delegates signed up to attend the 2019 Skills, Competency and Apprenticeship Conference hosted by the University of Bradford on the 10th October.

The sold out conference, which had support from E3 Recruitment, Roxby Training Solutions and Reynolds Training Services, aimed to enable companies to network, share best practice and provide solutions to challenges that companies could take away and implement in their own workplaces.

Commenting on the day, James McIntosh, Head of CATCH Skills said, “This conference was born from our Skills, Competency and Apprenticeship networks, which we host both in the Yorkshire and Humber regions. These group are led by an industry chair, which means that the networks are always relevant and provides significant support to those who attend. Our conference brought those groups together to share the learning journey of those in the industry, from early experiences at school and to upskilling and continual learning in the workplace”

The conference highlighted the importance of industry engagement with schools, with two members of the NuFarm NuGeneration team presenting their pioneering project. The project aims to engage with local school children to promote Nufarm and what they do plus inspire them in a fun and safe way to potential career opportunities in the process industries. The NuGeneration team is self-managed by the young people at Nufarm and not only provides community benefit but great learning and development opportunities for the individuals in the team too.  The project is now fully established and is looking to expand the number of schools they engage with.  Delegates were recommended to look at their own young people to see how they can make a difference in their workplaces.

The conference also heard from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership, who gave insight into the local labour market and what the LEP are doing to support skills in the region.  Syngenta, who spoke about their extremely successful apprenticeship journey plus we heard from hosts – the University of Bradford who spoke about the amazing work they do with degree apprenticeships, industry engagement and their work placements team.

CATCH Skills then presented their new exciting collaborative venture between CATCH and DN College Group – CETP. This new initiative brings together engineering based training to promote engineering as a career choice to young people, to provide a gateway to employment for new entrants and to deliver workplace training to upskill existing employees. CETP has 11 locations across the Yorkshire and Humber regions to deliver first-class industry training, with the CATCH Skills facility being one of them.

The conference closed with David Talbot, CEO of CATCH leading an open discussion on the day’s topics and events.

If you are interested in attending the skills competency and apprenticeship network, either in Yorkshire or the Humber, please contact the CATCH Skills team –


Head Office

Redwood Park Estate
DN41 8TH
Company no. 03837010



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