Root Cause Failure Analysis

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  • Fees : 3900 $
  • Date 26 May 2019
  • Location London, English

Root Cause Failure Analysis




There is never a single cause for an incident and is usually a series of events. This seminar is designed to give the participants an insight in the complexity of Accidents and Incidents and the methods for prevention and reducing both Accidents and the resulting costs. This requires a detailed investigation into why circumstances have caused machinery to break down and even to have caused a physical injury.


The course is designed to primarily and specifically enhance Maintenance and Reliability Operations and to positively decrease losses in equipment downtimes by effective process of logical investigations processes RCFA system for Analysis of Cause and Effects. This course includes a variety of accurate cause and effects tools for RCFA Analysis and Decision Making functions.




Who Should Attend?


The very comprehensive course is designed for Maintenance & Reliability personnel, Technical and Engineering personnel and Health & Safety personnel who are involved in investigations. The course may also benefit other company personnel i.e. Managers and Supervisors who wish to master problem solving using a constructive approach to cost intensive problems.





Course Methodology


The program includes interactive discussions, extensive case studies and exercises to emphasize certain aspects of this program and to highlight critical points and optimize the participant’s involvement and learning potential.



Course Outline


Day One:  


  • Introduction to RCA principles and causes of Failure incidents, the benefits of a procedural Incident Investigation and the analysis and reporting of the findings and results


  • Why Investigate Accidents & Incidents:


  • Objective of Investigations
  • Barriers to Investigations


  • Identifying the reasons for the failure:


  • Equipments
  • Machines
  • Materials
  • Human Errors








  • The RCA investigation team


  • Roles , Responsibilities, Composition & Terms of Reference
  • Single person & Team Capabilities
  • Forming Objectives and Report Deadlines


Case Studies and Group Exercises


Day Two:  


  • Making the necessary analysis and identify the Root Cause and Effects of the incident
  • TPM and Predictive Maintenance Techniques








    • Use the different technique of root cause analysis
    • Fish Bone Analysis Techniques
    • 5 Questions Analysis and Conclusions
    • Ishikawa
    • Condition Monitoring
    • Other Methods Available


Case Studies and Group Exercises



Day Three:  


  • Investigative Process and Procedures


  • Equipment
  • Records – Training, Maintenance, Operating Procedures, Permits
  • Computer Data
  • Pictures
  • Maps, drawings


  • Conducting Interviews








    • What questions
    • Where to interview
    • Recording the interview
    • Re-enactment



Reporting the Conclusions:


  • The Report Contents:


  • The Cause & Effects Background
  • The Accident or Incident Documentation
  • The Causes
  • Corrective Actions Recommended
  • Review of Findings
  • Compiling , Presenting and Distributing Findings to the Relevant Personnel   
  • Feedback and Reviews



  • Case Studies & Exercises


  • Group Discussions & Action Plans  
  • Course Evaluation 
  • Course Summary



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