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Root Cause Analysis

An Intensive 5-Day Online Training Course

Root Cause Analysis

Solving Problems by Eliminating Causes

Scheduled Dates

02 - 06 Sep 2024 Online $3,950
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Why Choose this Training Course?

Why Choose this Training Course?

This Root Cause Analysis online 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 Root Cause Analysis online training course will highlight:

  • Terminologies - 112 Tools and Techniques for RCFA
  • A modern holistic approach to understanding the operational process
  • Process Maturity Indexing, Planning and Protocols
  • Exact performance measurement and performance management modeling
  • More than one hundred “Human Factors” as a Source of Error

What are the Goals?

What are the Goals?

By the end of this Root Cause Analysis online 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

Who is this Training Course for?

Who is this Training Course for?

This PetroKnowledge online 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

How will this Training Course be Presented?

This PetroKnowledge online training course will utilize a variety of proven online learning techniques to ensure maximum understanding, comprehension, retention of the information presented. The training course is conducted online via an Advanced Virtual Learning Platform in the comfort of your choice location

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


  • On successful completion of this online training course, a PetroKnowledge E-Certificate will be awarded to the delegates

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register for a training course?

  • To register online through our website, please click “Enroll Now” on the course page, complete and submit the form. A confirmation e-mail and instructions will be sent to the participant’s e-mail.
  • You may also get in touch with our Registration Team on
    +971 50 981 7386 | +971 2 557 7389 or send an email to

When and how do I arrange payments?

  • Payments can be made in USD or UAE local currency AED (Arab Emirates Dirhams) either by Bank Transfer or by Credit Card. Our Bank Account details will be provided on the invoice.
  • Course fees are payable upon booking unless a valid, authorized Purchase Order is provided and accepted.
  • Invoices will be sent via email/courier to the ID/name and address provided.
  • The course fee shall be settled prior to course start date. Corporate payments with existing payment policy shall be relayed to us in advance.

When should I expect to receive confirmation of registration?

Upon successful registration online, enrolment on the respective training course will be confirmed by Registration Team by e-mail along with the invoice and joining instruction.

Is there a discount for more than one registrant/course?

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