Introduction to Root Cause Analysis

Understanding Root Cause Analysis

3 hour sessions providing an introduction to Root Cause Analysis (RCA). The course aims to provide participants a basic fundamental understanding of RCA and introduces some of the current industry RCA methodologies.

This introductory course teaches:

  • What RCA is and how it can benefit your organisation
  • The principles behind RCA
  • What is required to carry out a successful RCA
  • Introduction to the concept of event and fault tree analysis
  • Introduce RCA concepts such as 5-Whys, Fishbone analysis, Logic tree
  • Brief overview of proprietary RCA tools such as PROACT,  TAPROOT,  APOLLO

Target Audience

This course has been developed for Process Engineers, Maintenance and Reliability Engineers, Maintenance Managers, Operations Managers, and Asset Management Professionals.  Participants benefit from experienced lecturers and updated curriculum aimed at providing an introduction to, or suplimenting a candidates’ knowledge of Asset Maintenance and Reliability.

Course Content

  • What is Root Cause Analysis?
    • Understand the importance of performing root cause analysis
  • How does an RCA improve Safety, Reliability and Return on Investment?
    • How does RCA work
    • Identify the problem
    • Gathering the Data
  • What type of data is required? Who needs to be involved?
    • Data analysis
    • Establish the root causes
    • Implement the results
  • Basic fault and event tree analysis tools
  • RCA analysis tools:   
    • 5 Whys / Fishbone analysis / Logic tree
  • Common proprietary RCA tools:

Online assessment and certification

Assessment is central to our modular courses, which is driven by competency. Participants who successfully complete the Virtual Instructor Led modules and theory assessment after each module will receive a ModuResources Certificate of Attendance.