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ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS and its application through engineering-based case studies

Contents: Complete pack of training materials - All the tools you need to deliver this 5 day course to your own delegates

Price: US$250

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What is in the pack?

Course Information for prospective delegates (MS Powerpoint)

Overview and Objectives (MS Powerpoint)

Lesson plans (MS Word)

Full set of teaching notes with diagrams, photos (96 pages MS Word)

Days 1 – 5 Powerpoint slides

Original course material written by a UK Chartered Engineer and qualified lecturer on behalf of Sentrico Pty. Ltd.

All material can be purchased as a download for trainers or lecturers to use with their own delegates/students. All material is in the form of MS Office software with full ability to customize eg. add logos, names, illustrations or further material.

Course Objectives

- Explain the purpose of RCA and other related methodology

- Explain the application of RCA ‘tools’

- Demonstrate how to identify the ‘real’ problem

- Demonstrate the use of RCA tools to identify the causes of the problem

- Identify the methods to be adopted which will prevent reoccurrence

Course Overview

Day 1 - Course Overview

Root Cause Analysis definition and origins of the Methodology

Types of RCA and the ‘five steps’

Reactive monitoring

Measuring key losses and useful metrics

Reporting problems and incidents

Trend analysis

Reactive monitoring and learning from what went wrong

The Hale and Hale model

The Domino Theory

Human Factors

Error reduction strategies

Improving human reliability


Environmental factors

Human Error

Day 2 - Course Overview

Ergonomics continued-displays

Evidence of failure gathering techniques

Lost Production

Reliability and the ‘bath tub’ curve

Overall Equipment Effectiveness

Pareto analysis

Process flow charts

Example- Major chemical Plant

Flowcharts and symbols

Day 3- Course Overview


The Honey Pot

Exercise: A major bridge failure

The Fishbone diagram

Crane hook examples (a) (b)

The Five Whys

Day 4 - Course Overview

8D Methodology of problem solving

Case study: Train derailment

Case study: Passenger Aircraft

Case study: Chemical explosion

Control charts and process capability


Day 5 - Course Overview

Case study: UK Colliery Disaster

Case study: Rail Bridge Disaster

Sample images:

Root cause analysis training material sample page Sentrico Pty Ltd

Who is the course most suitable for?

Graduate Engineers, Senior Technicians, Engineering Managers, Supervisors, personnel involved in accident investigations, reliability engineers and others who want to improve plant availability and reduce downtime.

The material must not be re-sold or re-distributed without permission.

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Sentrico Pty Ltd make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability of this course material. Any reliance you, the Purchaser, places on this material is strictly at your own risk.

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