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Root Cause Failure Analysis


There is never a single cause for an accident and is usually a series of events.

This course is designed to give participants an insight into 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 physical injury.


This program will describe failure and incidents investigations principles utilising the tools and 5 Whys analysing their Root Causes.

The course also provides an insight Risk Assessment is included as the basis of prevention. Methods of fact finding the processes and procedures and interviewing as well as the final report of conclusions will also be discussed.


The course uses highly interactive discussions and case studies, participants are also encouraged to bring real time problems to be discussed as a problem solving exercise.

Who Should Attend?

Supervisors, engineers and technical supervisors and those who are involved in Failure investigation and analysis or concerned with implementation of policies, control and monitoring analysis within their organisation.


Day 1 ~ Introduction to RCFA principles and causes of failure incidents, the benefits of a procedural Incident Investigation and the analysis and reporting of results.

Day 2

Day 3

A Case Study with a Failed Bearing- Using The Following Techniques:

The class to be made of groups, and the end of their exercise drawn on – draw up their findings on an A1 sheet and discuss

Day 4

Course Duration

Four Days


Certificate of Attendance or Certificate on passing the end of course test (if required)



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