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Root Cause Analysis and Root Cause Failure Analysis

Classroom based course with study materials, lecturer support and CPD Hours included

London Training For Excellence


£4,560 inc VAT
Study method
Online, self-paced
5 Days
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students

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There is never a single cause for an accident 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 cause machinery to break down and even to have caused a physical inquiry. The course uses highly interactive discussions and case study, participants are also encourage to bring real time problems to be discussed as a problem solving exercise.


Day 1- Introduction to RCFA/RCA

  • Why investigate Accidents& Incidents
    • Objective of investigations
    • Barriers to investigations
  • Identifying the reasons for failure of the process equipment
    • Equipments
    • Devices
    • Machines
    • Human errors
  • The investigation team
    • Terms of reference
    • Single person
    • Team
    • Team composition
    • Forming objectives and report deadlines

Day 2- Making the necessary analysis and identify the root cause of the incident

  • TPM and Predictive Maintenance Techniques
    • Use different techniques of root cause analysis
    • Fish Bone Analysis Techniques
    • 5 Questions Analysis and Conclusions
    • Work in a group (team work) in order to achieve the required goals
    • Report the conclusion

Day 3- Investigative 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

Day 4- Reporting Procedures

  • The Background
  • The accident or incident documentation
  • The causes
  • Corrective action
  • Review of findings
  • Compiling and presenting findings

Day 5- CMMS and recommended Root Cause Systems

  • Case studies
  • Discussions & Video ( Piper Alpha)
  • Exercises
  • Course Evaluation
  • Course summary

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