Duration: 1 day
Dates: 14th October 2021
Location: Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Newlands Cross, D22.
Good Root Cause Analysis is the single, most direct way to eliminate failures, thus reducing failure rate, improving availability, increasing productivity and reducing costs. Many organisations recognise that their failure rates are excessive but deal with them urgently, consuming precious resources. Then subsequently – doubling down on this cycle of Failure, Fix Fast & Forget – the failure recurs because it hasn’t been correctly treated in the first place.
Good RCA is not just about structure and tools – it requires dexterity and a particular understanding of the nature of failure in order to apply and adapt the methodology. This course will deliver that capability – those attending will be able to see each failure event as unique with its own characteristics, and will be enabled to treat failure with success.
To provide tools that will describe the What, Where, When, How and Why of the failure.
To give delegates the requisite understanding to apply the tools at different levels of failure complexity.
- Analyse problems thoroughly and effectively
- Identify the connections between events and effects
- Prioritise problems quicker and more objectively
- Be more effective in a group or with a team when solving problems
- Communicate complex issues visually and verbally
- Identify the root cause of existing chronic and complex failures
- Identify latent failures to prevent future problems at source
- The nature of failure
- Defining the problem
- Gathering evidence and significant information
- Selecting the right tools for the job
- 5 Whys
- Fault Tree
- FMEA – Failure Modes and Effects Analysis
- Treating the evidence
- Possible and Probable Root Cause
- Confirming Root Cause
- Specifying recommended actions
- Root Cause investigation report
The target audience is for engineers, technicians, craft, supervisors, team leaders, co-ordinators, facilitators, managers. Previous delegates have come from a range of industries including pharmaceutical, food, electronics, oil & gas, utilities, health care and public sector. This is truly a course for everyone who needs to get to the root of a failure, incident, or non-conformance in their area of work.
Jerry Larkin BSc MSc MIEI, an experienced Maintenance and Reliability Engineer with a demonstrated history of supporting clients through consultancy & training, and a deep understanding with expert knowledge in the field of Reliability Engineering. Jerry is a part-time Lecturer in Maintenance & Reliability, BSc Process Eng. in CIT. He is also the Conference Team Leader of MEETA Asset Management Society (Engineers Ireland), a special interest group for maintenance, reliability and asset management practitioners.