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Root Cause Analysis

Solving Problems by Eliminating Causes

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Code Date Venue Fee($)
MN169 19 - 23 Sep 2021 Dubai - UAE 4,950

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Why Choose this Training Course?

This Root Cause Analysis training course will enable delegates to remain abreast of the latest researched trends, techniques and strategies to improve the condition and performance of their operational process. This hands-on intervention will equip you with the necessary basic knowledge and skills to optimize the function, daily running, and maintenance of the five main aspects of the process.

Delegates will be exposed to and learn the core competencies required for successful problem solving and solution implementation of an effective operations process against the background of the current global economic downturn. They will complete several in-course assignments, which will enhance their problem solving skills and which will serve as an action plan for improvement. Setting the correct priorities and doing the right thing, makes all the difference to your performance.

This training course will highlight:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will:

  • Gain a broad understanding and appreciation of the core functional aspects of how to perform an effective Root Cause and Failure Analysis
  • Be able to review the six standard maintenance improvement tactics and their selection technique to ensure reliable process plant & equipment
  • Learn how to develop a comprehensive operational process resource and support system analysis
  • Understand the principles of an operational audit, develop your own process standard
  • Gain insight and understanding into the unique leadership and motivation principles required for technical process operation and management

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Engineering and Technical Managers and Supervisors from any industry
  • Maintenance Planners and Coordinators
  • Operations and Manufacturing Managers and Supervisors
  • Foremen and Team leaders
  • Plant Engineers and Process System Managers
  • Section Engineers and Planners

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

The training course methodology is inter-active with group exercises and is suitable for all employees involved in maintenance and operations management. The pace and level of the program is customized to the understanding of the delegates. Ongoing back-up and support is available after the program on request to the supplier, and the program is also available for in-house presentation as well as for “Competency Transfer” via a site license.

Daily Agenda

Day One: RCA versus RCFA – Review of Principles

  • Problem identification and definition of problems
  • Defining your Operational Process
  • Terminologies in current use: Integration, Agility, Deviation from Standard
  • What is World Class Operations?
  • Three knowledge types
  • 20 Baseline aspects to consider with RCA as Prime Causes
  • Generic Performance Measurement Model of a complex issue – 6 levels
  • Single Task performance measurement
  • The 10 point Planning Standard and the role of the Planning Department

Day Two: Basic Cause / Effect Dynamics Tools

  • Variability Analysis of Causes
  • Application of effective Variability Analysis in order to rate and classify Causes
  • Selecting the Optimum maintenance tactic distribution
  • Run To Failure (RTF)
  • Condition Based Maintenance (CBM)
  • Time Based Maintenance (TBM)
  • Skills Level Upgrade (SLU)
  • Design Out Maintenance (DOM)
  • Process Maturity Indexing

Day Three: Advanced Cause / Effect Analysis

  • A range of simple Cause / Effect relationships
  • Seven generic relationships between two variables
  • More complex modelling techniques
  • A “Blueprint” for effective operational practice
  • Leadership Development and Motivation of  Operations employees
  • Maintenance/Operations Process Standards based on regular audits with variable frequencies
  • Principles of Information Management
  • Definition; Difficulty and Commitment combined to assess Probability of Success

Day Four: Problem Solving in the Operations Environment

  • Problem Solving Techniques and application
  • Risk identification, assessment and control
  • IERIC-PDI Technique
  • RCM – 7 key questions
  • Consequence of Functional Failure
  • 8 “D’s” and ALARP
  • Exercises and Facilitation

Day Five: Scenario Analysis and Action Plan Development

  • Theory of Inventive Problem Solving
  • Commercial programs: Pro’s and Con’s
  • Addressing delegate problems
  • Understanding the complexity - Putting it all together
  • Assessment Assignment and program evaluation

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Root Cause Analysis
Solving Problems by Eliminating Causes


Code Date Venue Fees
MN169 19 - 23 Sep 2021 Dubai - UAE $4,950



Why Choose this Training Course?

This Root Cause Analysis training course will enable delegates to remain abreast of the latest researched trends, techniques and strategies to improve the condition and performance of their operational process. This hands-on intervention will equip you with the necessary basic knowledge and skills to optimize the function, daily running, and maintenance of the five main aspects of the process.

Delegates will be exposed to and learn the core competencies required for successful problem solving and solution implementation of an effective operations process against the background of the current global economic downturn. They will complete several in-course assignments, which will enhance their problem solving skills and which will serve as an action plan for improvement. Setting the correct priorities and doing the right thing, makes all the difference to your performance.

This training course will highlight:


Training Objectives

What are the Goals?

By the end of this training course, participants will:

Target Audience

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge training course is suitable to a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

Training Methods

How will this Training Course be Presented?

The training course methodology is inter-active with group exercises and is suitable for all employees involved in maintenance and operations management. The pace and level of the program is customized to the understanding of the delegates. Ongoing back-up and support is available after the program on request to the supplier, and the program is also available for in-house presentation as well as for “Competency Transfer” via a site license.

Daily Agenda

Day One: RCA versus RCFA – Review of Principles

Day Two: Basic Cause / Effect Dynamics Tools

Day Three: Advanced Cause / Effect Analysis

Day Four: Problem Solving in the Operations Environment

Day Five: Scenario Analysis and Action Plan Development

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