About TapRooT®

An advanced, proven system for root cause analysis of precursor incidents and major events.

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis is used to improve performance by analyzing and fixing problems to prevent major accidents, quality issues, equipment failures, environmental damage, and production issues.

TapRooT® is a systematic process, software, and training for finding the real root causes of audits, precursor incidents, or major accidents.

The TapRooT® System is used by leading companies around the world to investigate and fix the root causes of major accidents, precursor incidents, quality issues, human errors, maintenance problems, medical mistakes, productivity issues, manufacturing failures, environmental releases, audit findings … in other words, all types of mission-critical problems.

TapRooT® has been designed for investigating seemingly simple problems that could have been worse (precursor incidents) by using a simple 5-step process. TapRooT® can also be used to investigate major accidents by using the complete 7-step process.

  • The 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course teaches the essential techniques for investigating precursor incidents and fixing them to prevent major accidents.
  • The Equifactor® Training also teaches how to use the TapRooT® techniques and Equifactor troubleshooting tables to stop equipment problems.
  • The 5-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Course teaches the complete 7-step TapRooT® process and techniques to investigate major accidents, serious environmental releases, fatalities, major plant upsets, and serious injuries.

Both simple investigations and major investigations are supported by the TapRooT® Software. You can switch from the 5-step process and essential techniques to the 7-step process and all the techniques by toggling a switch.

The TapRooT® System has an extensive research and development history and has been applied successfully by industry leaders around the world. That’s why we know that you can use the TapRooT® System to improve performance at your company.

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History

30 years of research, development and continuous improvement.

Over 30 years ago, we started with research into human performance and the best incident investigation and root cause analysis systems. We put our knowledge to use to build a systematic investigation process with a coherent investigation philosophy. Then, we used and refined the system in the field. We’ve performed formal user testing and informal focus group appraisals. In 1991, we wrote the first TapRooT® Manual that put all of this experience together into the best incident investigation system – TapRooT®!

Leadership Team

Get to know the people that make up the TapRooT® team.

TapRooT® is here to find, fix, and prevent root causes of workplace incidents, accidents, quality problems, near-misses, operational errors, hospital sentinel occurrences, and other types of problems. Our instructors comprise a strong staff of educational experts, teaching TapRooT® Essentials, Techniques, and more. Get acquainted here with a glimpse behind the faces, and peruse the courses taught by our instructors.

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