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meredith

Fault Tree Analysis
« on: December 05, 2014, 10:00:01 AM »
Do you use Fault Tree Analysis when investigating incidents? If not, what do you use instead?




toddsbiyj

Re: Fault Tree Analysis
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2014, 01:45:53 AM »
I don't use the fault tree as such but I use a combination of systems which are inclusive of the fault tree process. I have been formerly trained in TapRooT and Kelvin TOP-SET (with tutor qualifications).  I am also certified in Six Sigma which is a problem solving methodology. No matter what system you use, they all follow the same general path or thought process; what changed and why. Basically you have 2 general types of methodologies out there; simplistic and relatively unstructured approaches or a more rigid and structured approach. The thing is, no matter which system you use, if you don't understand gathering and interpreting data (whatever it may be) or you have some form of constraints or hidden agendas then you will never actually get to the root cause(s). If you don't have a system within your organization, you can always google fishbone diagram, 5 why's, RCA and generally find something until you receive more formal training.

 I am currently working on building a new methodology/course for a potential partner(s) which intertwine the best of both worlds. I am hoping to roll it out sometime Q1-Q2 of 2015.
Just another safety guy trying to figure it out...........


shanari

Re: Fault Tree Analysis
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2014, 04:24:26 PM »
You will have to keep us updated about the course you are putting together, Todd. For those on this forum who are interested, what is the best way to get training in TapRooT, Kelvin TOP-SET, and Six Sigma? Would it be expensive?
Shanari Baird
Training & Marketing Specialist
OSHAcademy
http://www.oshatrain.org

toddsbiyj

Re: Fault Tree Analysis
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2015, 11:30:30 AM »
I will provide links and basic information so you can research on your own.  there will be some cost involved but, in my opinion, it is definitely worth it if you have never had any previous formal root cause training or if you want to dig deeper and get a better understanding  and further you abilities/skills. I have taken all of these courses (5-day TapRoot Team Leader, 3-day Senior TOP-SET with Tutor Development, Both White and Yellow Certifications and considering going for green) and would recommend them all.


ROOT CAUSE specific:

http://www.taproot.com/    -  "TapRooT® is a systematic process, software, and training for finding the real root causes of problems. It is used by leading companies around the world to investigate and fix the root causes of major accidents, everyday incidents, minor near-misses, quality issues, human errors, maintenance problems, medical mistakes, productivity issues, manufacturing mistakes, environmental releases … in other words, all types of mission-critical problems."

http://www.kelvintopset.com/   -  "The TOP-SET system helps users to investigate incidents thoroughly and to solve complex problems by following a simple step-by-step process. Users of the TOP-SET system gain confidence in their own investigative skills and become fully enabled to plan and conduct investigations, collect incident data in a methodical fashion and uncover the real root causes of any incident. The TOP-SET system works!"


Six Sigma: Six Sigma isn't necessarily  a root cause methodology but more of a problem solving and production methodology but can be easily translated into HSE usage.

http://www.sixsigmaonline.org/six-sigma-white-belt-training/  -  Free introductory training/certification will let you get a basic understanding of the process and figure out if you would like to pursue further certification. "The Six Sigma White Belt is a course designed to provide the most basic level of understanding of the Six Sigma Methodology. It aims to provide you with a basic definition, history, and structure of the discipline. It also provides a solid understanding of who is involved in the actual implementation within an organization."

https://goleansixsigma.com/free-lean-six-sigma-training/   -  Free Yellow Belt (lowest level of recognized certifications) training with certification cost of $49.00. "Learning should be fun, accessible and effective – so our Online Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training gives you the most practical, easy to understand introduction to Lean Six Sigma – for FREE. Our Online Training was developed to meet today’s changing business environments by deeply experienced, highly successful Lean Six Sigma Experts. With over 20 years of experience saving organizations in virtually every industry hundreds of millions of dollars, our Online Training draws on what our Experts practice every day in the field to provide you with the most effective way to learn and implement Lean Six Sigma."

Hope this helps! :D
Just another safety guy trying to figure it out...........

shanari

Re: Fault Tree Analysis
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2015, 01:20:24 PM »
Thanks, Todd! This information is extremely helpful. I reviewed all the websites you listed and they all seem like great resources for any HSE professional. I hope some others come across this list!
Shanari Baird
Training & Marketing Specialist
OSHAcademy
http://www.oshatrain.org

toddsbiyj

Re: Fault Tree Analysis
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2015, 11:19:57 PM »
No problem, I hope folks will find it useful.

I am still working the creation and marketing of our (mine and partner organization) new root cause analysis training program. As soon as we finalize, we will begin marketing and I will post a link for those interested. Intially, we will offer a 1-Day Team Member and 2-Day Team Leader courses. This program will be a mixture of the best qualities of other similar programs an can be used anywhere without the need for special technology or programs. It is geared towards the "boots-on-the-gorund" type of folks that need something useful and simple at the jobsite but can still be used in the office.
Just another safety guy trying to figure it out...........