Author Archives: Anne Roberts

TapRooT® Around The World: Bogota, Colombia

Posted: August 3rd, 2018 in Career Development, Courses, Pictures

Many thanks to, Diana Munevar, for sending in these great course photos from last weeks TapRooT® Training class in Bogota, Colombia.

Put yourself in the picture by becoming trained in troubleshooting and identifying root causes of issues and incidents. Register today for a TapRooT® course and gain advantage, experience, and expertise from our professional instructors. Click here to view some of our upcoming courses.

Remembering An Accident: Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydroelectric Dam

Posted: August 2nd, 2018 in Accidents, Investigations, Pictures, Root Causes, TapRooT

One of the world’s largest hydroelectric plants, Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydroelectric Dam, suffered a catastrophic failure On August 17, 2009, that lead to the death of 75 people, and the pollution of the Yenisei River with 40 tons of oil spilling into it. So how did a major incident like this happen?

On the day of the accident the dam was undergoing major repairs and upgrades. Nine of the ten turbines were operating at full capacity, even the troublesome  #2 turbine. This turbine had previously been offline because of persistent vibrations and maintenance issues, but it was brought back online the previous night. A fire at the Bratsk Power Station caused a drop in electricity production and the decision was made to run Turbine #2 to help with the electrical shortage.

Just before 8:13 am large vibrations were felt by a technician worker on the roof, and according to his recount of the the incident the vibrations gradually grew into a load raw. Shortly after two massive explosion occurred and turbine #2 shoot through the floor 50 feet into the air, and then it came crashing back down. The water that was spinning the turbine was now gushing out at a rate of 67,600 gallons a second. The gushing water produced massive amounts of pressure that ripped the room apart leading to the roofs collapse.

Eventually the gushing water flooded the lower levels and submerged the other turbines. Unfortunately, the plant’s automatic safety system failed to turn off turbines #7 and #9, which were operating at full capacity. This triggered short circuits that left the plant in total darkness adding to the confusion and mayhem.

Several employees struggled to manually close the pen-stock intake gates, and finally succeed at 9:30 am putting an end to the disastrous incident. Because of communication failures and system failures 75 people lost their lives, many were injured, and 40 tons of oil polluted the Yenisei River. Restoring the damage caused by the explosion took years and it cost US$89.3 million to complete.

(Before & After Photo)

To learn more about the Sayano-Shushenskaya Hydroelectric Dam incident click here.

 

Major disasters are often wake-up calls for how important it is to ensure that they never happen again.

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis is taught globally to help industries avoid them. Our 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training offers advanced tools and techniques to find and fix root causes re-actively and help identify precursors that could lead to major problems.

To learn more about our courses and their locations click on the links below.
5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training
2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Essentials Training

Caption Contest!

Posted: August 1st, 2018 in Contest, Pictures

Alright, who’s ready for the August caption contest? I know I am!

So, here is your chance to win some free TapRooT® swag! All you have to do is follow the easy instructions below.

How would you caption the above photo? Put on your creative hat and read the contest instructions below. Enter as many times as you want, and if you’ve won our contest before, you are still eligible to enter this one! You can’t help it if you are hilarious!

Contest instructions:
1. Create your caption to the photo above in six words or lessAll captions with more than six words will be disqualified.
2. Type your caption in the comments section of this post by August 20, 2018.
3. If you haven’t already, subscribe to the Tuesday TapRooT® Friends & Experts e-newsletter. You must be a subscriber to win!

Good luck and, most importantly, have fun!

Caption Contest Winner!

Posted: July 30th, 2018 in Contest, Pictures

And this months caption contest winner is…. Drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrum-roll……

Congratulations Steve. K. !!

Won with the comment, “Drop goes the diesel.”

 

This month’s contest was an extremely close race. In no particular order, here are some of our honorable mentions.

  • “Yup. It’s definitely a boy!” – Tom. S.
  • “I am Optimus… erm, maybe not.” – Andy Hampson
  • “Hi-potential near miss incident.” – Suman Sarker
  • “Cleanliness is next to godliness!” – Daniel
  • “Yes it’s safe, I’m wearing PPE.” – Dennis Egginton
  • “We always do it like this.” – Goran Mihalic

Thank you to everyone who participated in this months Caption Contest. I truly enjoy managing the Caption Contest and reading all your funny comments. It’s a great way to start my day, so again thank you!

 

Keep an eye out for next months new August Caption Contest! Remember, just because you’ve won in the past doesn’t mean you can’t win again.

TapRooT® Around The World – Portland, OR

Posted: July 23rd, 2018 in Courses, Pictures, TapRooT

Here’s a look at a recent TapRooT® training course held in Portland, OR, taught by Ken Reed, Kevin McManus, and Marcus Miller. In a TapRooT® course, you will grasp how to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of any issue and/or incident, learning from one of our expert instructors. Many thanks to Marcus Miller for sharing these wonderful pictures of the course location and giving us insight to the interactive learning during the course.

Put yourself in the picture by becoming trained in troubleshooting and identifying root causes of issues and incidents. Register today for a TapRooT® course and gain advantage, experience, and expertise from our professional instructors. Here are some of our upcoming courses:

Adealaide, Australia, August 21, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Johannesburg, South Africa, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Monterrey, Mexico, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Bogota, Colombia, August 29, 2018: 3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis Course

Perth, Australia, September 03, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Brisbane, Australia, September 04, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Newcastle, Australia, September 12, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Denver, CO, September 18, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Calgary, Canada, September 24, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Amsterdam, Netherlands, September 26, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Atlanta, GA, September 26, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

Manchester, United Kingdom, October 01, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

San Antonio, TX, October 03, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

 

Testimonial Tuesday

Posted: July 3rd, 2018 in Courses, Pictures, Testimonials, Training

Are you interested in learning TapRooT®, but you’re not sure where to start? Below I’ve provided some 2-Day and 5-Day TapRooT® Training Testimonials to help you decide which course is right for you.

TapRooT® is a world-class software system designed to help investigators solve every day hurdles. TapRooT® take the investigator beyond his or her knowledge to choose root causes that are “outside the box” of common root causes such as writing poor procedures or inadequate training.

2-Day Client Testimonials:

  • “Great interactive exercises to better understand the basics of SnapCharT®.” – Aspinall
  • “Very informative section on how to correctly identify causal factors.” – Neil
  • “Excellent software that quickened the process.” – Tony
  • “Great group exercises working in small teams using the Root Cause Tree®.” – Fox

5-Day Client Testimonials:

  • “I enjoyed the “Putting It All Togehter” unit, because it helped me remember all the things we have learned and how to implement these strategies.” – Einini
  • “Great approach to actually solving issues and behaviors.” – Anonymous
  • “Enjoyed working through a real incident. Very beneficial.” – Evan
  • “It wasn’t all lecture, the practical hands-on training was great.” – Robby

 

We take your course evaluations seriously. Without them, we couldn’t continue to improve and grow as a company. So, thank you for your valuable feedback!

Looking for a course near you? Find a course location and reserve your seat today by clicking on the links below.

2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training
5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Caption Contest!

Posted: July 2nd, 2018 in Contest, Pictures

A new month means a new caption contest! This month’s caption contest photo comes from my husband, Jared.

So, here is your chance to win some free TapRooT® swag! All you have to do is follow the easy instructions below.

How would you caption the above photo? Put on your creative hat and read the contest instructions below. Enter as many times as you want, and if you’ve won our contest before, you are still eligible to enter this one! You can’t help it if you are hilarious!

Contest instructions:
1. Create your caption to the photo above in six words or lessAll captions with more than six words will be disqualified.
2. Type your caption in the comments section of this post by July 23, 2018.
3. If you haven’t already, subscribe to the Tuesday TapRooT® Friends & Experts e-newsletter. You must be a subscriber to win!

Good luck and, most importantly, have fun!

Remembering An Accident: Ixtoc I Oil Spill

Posted: June 27th, 2018 in Accidents, Pictures, Video

On June 3, 1979 the Ixtoc I ,located in the Bay of Campeche in the Gulf of Mexico, exploded and caught fire at 3:30 AM. The Ixtoc oil spill became one of the largest oil spills in history.

So what happened?..

On June 2nd, the day before the blowout, the drill hit a spot with soft sedimentary soil that caused a bit weight reduction, also known as a break. This break unfortunately, caused a fracture in the wells’ piping that resulted in a complete loss in mud circulation drilling. As PeMex and Sedco argued over the best course of action oil began to build up in the west well column. Once the decision was made to remove the drill it was a little to late. Pressure had built to up extremely high, dangerous, and unstable levels. This caused a surge of mud to race up the drill pipe and spill onto the drilling platform. After the surge of mud multiple safety failures occurred creating a chain of events that resulted in the disastrous blow out.

 

After the blow out the now escaping oil ignited, and once it came into contact with gas fumes from a motor that powered the derrick aboard the platform the Ixtoc exploded at 3:30 am. The fire burned until about 10:00 am the next day. The fire caused the Sedco 135 drilling tower to collapse leading to the total loss of the drilling rig. Oil continued spilling out of the destroyed well for a total of 290 days, until the well was finally capped on March 23, 1980.

 

To learn more about the Ixtoc I Oil Spill click here.

 

Major disasters are often wake-up calls for how important it is to ensure that they never happen again.

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis is taught globally to help industries avoid them. Our 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training offers advanced tools and techniques to find and fix root causes re-actively and help identify precursors that could lead to major problems.

To learn more about our courses and their locations click on the links below.
5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training
2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Essentials Training

 

Caption Contest Winner!

Posted: June 25th, 2018 in Contest

And this months caption contest winner is…. Drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrum-roll……

Congratulations Eric Schnabel!!
Won with the comment, “Hold my beer, I got this.”

 

This month’s contest was an extremely close race. In no particular order, here are some of our honorable mentions.

  • “What could possibly go wrong?” – Mark Sullivan
  • “He was shocked that his firefighting efforts failed.” – Dave Fisher
  • “HE ALWAYS wanted to be a great conductor …” – Ken Turner
  • “I’m gonna need a bigger bucket!!!” – Tom S.
  • “It’s ok I’m wearing safety sandals.” – Dennis Egginton

Thank you to everyone who participated in this months Caption Contest. I truly enjoy managing the Caption Contest and reading all your funny comments. It’s a great way to start my day, so again thank you!

 

Keep an eye out next week for our new July Caption Contest! Remember, just because you’ve won in the past doesn’t mean you can’t win again.

TapRooT® Collaboration With Intelex Provides Users With A Better Root Cause Analysis Tool

Posted: June 20th, 2018 in Current Events, Media Room

TapRooT® is pleased to announce our partnership with Intelex Technologies!

So, what does this mean for TapRooT® users? Click here to learn more about Intelex, and how the partnership will help you make better decisions and reduce the risk of repeat incidents, injuries, and illnesses.

“We’re excited to establish a partnership with Intelex. TapRooT and Intelex both create safer workplaces and help companies achieve operational excellence, that’s why this was an obvious opportunity to collaborate.” – Dan Verlinde VP and CTO

https://www.devdiscourse.com/Article/24478-intelex-and-taproot-team-up-to-provide-in-depth-root-cause-analysis-tool

Testimonial Tuesday

Posted: June 19th, 2018 in TapRooT, Testimonials, Uncategorized

We take your course evaluations seriously. Without them, we couldn’t continue to improve and grow as a company. So, thank you for your valuable feedback!

Are you interested in signing up for a course? Read what our clients have to say about our 2-Day and 5-Day TapRooT® Training Course.

Client Testimonials:

  • “Great exercises, that went through step by step of a real live incident to complete a TapRooT® investigation.” – Neil
  • “It eliminates misconceptions and assumptions that creep into the investigation.” – Michael
  • “Investigations will be do to a competent standard using TapRooT®.” – John
  • “Good easy way to get down to the real issues for any incident.” – Michael
  • “Strengthened my ability to analyze a complex investigation.” – Thaddeus

TapRooT® is a world-class software system designed to help investigators solve every day hurtles. TapRooT® take the investigator beyond his or her knowledge to choose root causes that are “outside the box” of common root causes such as writing poor procedures or inadequate training.

Looking for a course near you? Find a course location and reserve your seat today by clicking on the links below.

2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training
5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

TapRooT® Around the World: Denver, CO

Posted: June 13th, 2018 in Courses, Pictures

Chris Vallee was recently in Denver, CO, teaching a 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Course and sent us these photos. Looks like everyone is having a good time and learning the TapRooT® methodology.

Did you miss out on our course in Denver? That’s okay! Below are some of our upcoming 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Courses. In our course, you will learn how to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of any issue and/or incident by one of our expert instructors.

You can start by registering today. It’s easy! If you are looking for a different location, click here to browse TapRooT® courses.


Perth, Australia, June 18, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Courses

Nairobi, Kenya, July 16, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Courses

Portland, OR, July 16, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Courses

Dallas, TX, August 06, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Courses

Newcastle, Australia, August 13, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Courses

Johannesburg, South Africa, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Courses

Monterrey, Mexico, August 27, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Courses

Calgary, Canada, September 24, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Courses

Aberdeen, Scotland, October 08, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Courses

Dubai, UAE, October 14, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Courses

TapRooT® Around the World: Bogota, Colombia

Posted: June 6th, 2018 in Courses, Pictures

Thank you Diana Munevar for these wonderful TapRooT® training photos. Looks like everyone is having fun and learning the TapRooT® methodology.

Advance your career by putting yourself in the picture and becoming TapRooT® trained. You will learn how to troubleshoot and identify the root cause of any issue and/or incident by one of our expert instructors. You can start by registering today, it’s easy! Below are a sample of our upcoming course. If you’re looking for a different location click here to see all of our available courses.


Calgary, Canada, June 11, 2018:  2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training Course

Singapore, Singapore, June 11, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training Course

Denver, CO, June 11, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Hamburg, Germany, June 11, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Hartford, CT, June 13, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training Course

Perth, Australia, June 18, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Niagara Falls, Canada, June 20, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training Course

Auckland, NZ, July 16, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training Course

Brisbane, Australia, July 16, 2018: 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training Course

Nairobi, Kenya, July 16, 2018: 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Testimonial Tuesday

Posted: June 5th, 2018 in Courses, Testimonials

TapRooT® is a world-class software system designed to help investigators solve every day hurtles. TapRooT® take the investigator beyond his or her knowledge to choose root causes that are “outside the box” of common root causes such as writing poor procedures or inadequate training.

Are you interested in learning TapRooT®, but not sure what course is right for you? Here are some testimonials to help you decide which course is the best fit.

Client testimonials about our 2-Day TapRooT® Training Course:

  • “Wide applicability to all departments of a complex company.” – Nikhil
  • “Improved quality of final analysis and established corporate guidelines.” – Etienn
  • “RCA will greatly improve.” – Charles
  • “The Causal Factor Practice is a good exercise to reinforce concepts.” – John

Client testimonials about our 5-Day TapRooT® Training Course:

  • “Built additional work skills and added new tools for finding root causes.” – Jon
  • “Brings structure to doing incident investigations.” – Paul
  • “Learned to focus on the mistake sequence errors or failures, which directly impacts the incident.” – Affonso
  • “Using TapRooT® in my organization will be substantial in helping us identify our gaps.” – Kalina

 

We take your course evaluations seriously. Without them, we couldn’t continue to improve and grow as a company. So, thank you for your valuable feedback!

Looking for a course near you? Find a course location by clicking on the links below.

2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training
5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

Press Release – Sweating the Small Stuff: Why TapRooT® Is Upping Its Game to Precursors

Posted: June 4th, 2018 in Media Room, Press Releases, Root Cause Analysis Tips, TapRooT

System Improvements Inc. is pleased to announce an update to its brand language, action, and service regarding investigative initiatives. TapRooT®’s precursor initiative calls for small investigation at the early recognition – if not the earliest – of a problem or failure, since most incidents have warning signs and events that predate the incident.

To learn more about precursors and what it means click on the link below.

View Press Release

Sustainable Performance Forum (SPF) Americas 2018: Chicago, IL

Posted: June 4th, 2018 in Career Development Tips, Software, TapRooT

Are you attending the 2018 SPF EMEA 2018 in Chicago, IL on June 18 – 20? If so, stop by our booth and say “Hello” to Angie Comer & Barb Carr. They will be answering any questions you have about TapRooT® and what it can do for you.

The first 500 visitors will receive a special prize, so don’t miss out on your free gift! Stop by early to increase your chances in receiving a prize.

Barb Carr will also be presenting a joint demonstration of the Enablon-TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Software interface with David Rocha (Enablon).

Exhibition Dates and Hours:

Tuesday, June 19th:
8:00 am – 5:30 pm (CDT)

Wednesday, June 20th:
8:00 am – 5:30 pm (CDT)

 

Caption Contest!

Posted: May 31st, 2018 in Contest

Come one, come all!! The new Caption Contest is up and ready. To enter to win all you have to do is follow the instructions below. Contest ends on June 15, 2018 and the winner will be announced June 22, 2018. Good luck!!

How would you caption the above photo? Put on your creative hat and read the contest instructions below. Enter as many times as you want, and if you’ve won our contest before, you are still eligible to enter this one! You can’t help it if you are hilarious!

Contest Instructions:
1. Create your caption to the photo above in six words or lessAll captions with more than six words will be disqualified.
2. Type your caption in the comments section of this post by June 15, 2018.
3. If you haven’t already, subscribe to the Tuesday TapRooT® Friends & Experts e-newsletter. You must be a subscriber to win!

Have fun!

Sustainable Performance Forum (SPF) EMEA 2018: Paris, France

Posted: May 29th, 2018 in Uncategorized

Are you attending the 2018 SPF EMEA 2018 in Paris, France on June 6 – 7? If so, stop by our booth and say, “Bonjour” to Ken Reed & Dan Verlinde (pictured left to right). They will be answering any questions you have about TapRooT® and what it can do for you.

The first 500 visitors will receive a special prize, so don’t miss out on your free gift! Stop by early to increase your chances in receiving a prize.

Ken Reed will also be presenting at the conference on June 6th at 2:30 PM (CEST).

Hope to see you there!

Testimonial Tuesday

Posted: May 15th, 2018 in Courses, Testimonials

TapRooT® is a world-class software system designed to help investigators solve every day hurtles. TapRooT® take the investigator beyond his or her knowledge to choose root causes that are “outside the box” of common root causes such as writing poor procedures or inadequate training. To learn more about our courses and what people have to say about them continue reading.

Here’s what clients had to say about our 2-Day course:

  • “This course met my expectations, will be back for a 5-Day training.” – Charles
  • “The Final Team Exercise was thought provoking and tied concepts learned all together.” – John
  • “RCA will be greatly improved.” – Huckeaberry

Interested in our 5-Day? Here’s what our clients had to say:

  • “I learned new ways to gather information, in line of questions.” – Davis
  • “I like the optimal tools especially CHAP®.” – Gias
  • “This is a powerful process, if it is followed through it will eliminate many preconceived thoughts.” – Kyle
  • “I liked the use of safeguard hierarchy. This can help me make “stronger” corrective actions after the investigation.” – Inger

We take your course evaluations seriously. Without them, we couldn’t continue to improve and grow as a company. So, thank you for your valuable feedback!

Looking for a course near you? Find a course location by clicking on the links below.

2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training
5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

We hope to see you at the IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Conference!

Posted: May 14th, 2018 in Career Development, Medical/Healthcare, TapRooT

If you plan to attend the 2018 IHI/NPSF Patient Safety Conference in Boston, MA on May 23 -25, stop by and say “hello.” Per Ohstrom, Anne Roberts, and Barb Carr (pictured left to right) will be at Booth #316 in Exhibit Hall C discussing how TapRooT® can help you and answer any questions you might have.

We will be at Booth #316 during these times:

Wednesday: 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Thursday: 12:00pm – 1:30pm & 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Friday: 7:00am – 8:30am

The first 500 visitors will receive a special prize, so do not miss out on your free gift! Stop by early to increase your chances in receiving a prize.

Hope to see you there!

Caption Contest Winner!

Posted: May 14th, 2018 in Uncategorized

The April Caption Contest is over, and the votes have been tallied! But, before I announce the winner, I want to thank everyone for their submissions and participation. The Caption Contest always makes me laugh, and I enjoy reading your comments as they come in.

And, now, without further ado, the winner of the March Caption Contest is….Drrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrum-roll!

Holly Patey with “Stairway to Heaven.”

 

We also have several honorable mentions.

“Still looking for your cat.” – Tom S.

“Going to hang safety banner.” – Mark Sullivan

“Beam me up Scotty!!!!” – Claude

Again, thank you for playing along. Don’t forget, just because you won a past Caption Contest doesn’t mean you can’t enter to win again. The more captions you come up with, the greater your chances of winning!

Keep an eye out for a new Caption Contest coming next week.

Remembering An Accident: Enschede Fireworks Disaster

Posted: May 13th, 2018 in Accidents, TapRooT

On May 13, 2000 in the eastern Dutch city of Enschede a fireworks warehouse caught fire and lead to an enormous explosion. The explosion caused 22 deaths, with 4 fire-fighters among the causalities, another 974 individual were injured, and 500 homes and businesses were severely damaged and/or destroyed during the blast. After the dust had settled a 13 meter diameter, 1.3 meter deep crater could be observed where concrete round cells C9 and C11 – C 15 once stood. To create a crater that size it would take a TNT equivalent between 4 and 5 tonnes. The largest blast was felt up to 30 kilometers away (19 miles).

  

What makes this incident so interesting is the fact that whatever started the fire was never really discovered. Two possibilities seem to be the likely cause. One possibility discussed was arson. The Dutch police made several arrest, but none of whom had been arrested were convicted of arson for the Enschede Fireworks Disaster. The other theory comes from the fire department stating that accidental ignition via an electrical short circuit could have also been the cause of the fire.

Because of the incident and investigation results the fireworks disaster lead to stronger safety regulations in the Netherlands concerning the sales, storage, and distribution of fireworks. Since the catastrophe three illegal firework warehouses were closed down and the Roombeek area that was destroyed by the explosion has been rebuilt.

  

To read the full detailed report click here.

Major disasters are often wake-up calls for how important it is to ensure that they never happen again.

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis is taught globally to help industries avoid them. Our 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training offers advanced tools and techniques to find and fix root causes re-actively and help identify precursors that could lead to major problems.

To learn more about our courses and their locations click on the links below.
5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training
2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Essentials Training

 

TapRooT® Around the World: Recent TapRooT® Course Photos

Posted: May 9th, 2018 in Pictures, Training

Many thanks to Diana Munevar for the TapRooT® training photos from a recent course held in Bogota, Colombia. Looks like everyone there had a blast and learned a lot!

 

Are you interested in attending a TapRooT® Training Course? Click on the links below to view our upcoming courses to a city near you.

2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training
5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis is Heading to Portland, OR

Posted: May 4th, 2018 in Career Development, Courses, Local Attractions, TapRooT

Mark your calendars and pack your bags we are heading to Portland, OR to teach a 5-Day TapRooT® Advance Training Course on July 16, 2018. You will learn to find and fix the root causes of incidents, accidents, quatlity problems, operational errors, hospital sentinel events, precursor incidents, and much more! You will also learn how to use the Root Cause Tree®, Corrective Action Helper®, and SnapCharT®, plus additional advanced topics such as CHAP, Human Engineering, Interviewing, Safeguard Analysis and Proactive Improvement. Once attendees complete the course they will receive a training certificate and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® VI.  Whether you’re a TapRooT® expert or a beginner there is always something new and exciting to learn at our 5-Day course.

Make sure to bring a safety incident or quality issue when you attend the course. The reports may be a written report or you have extensive knowledge of an incident without a written report. We will divide into teams of 2-4 people, with each team analyzing a different problem.

Experience Portland:

Portland, OR is situated below the constantly snow capped Mount Hood, and is know for its well maintained parks and Eco-friendliness. The cities official nickname is the “City of Roses” due to all of the rose bushes planted in the city. Here you will experience big city excitement with small town charm. Portland is a city you wont soon forget. So, take a break from you course work and enjoy all Portland has to offer.

Dining:

  • Jake’s Famous Crawfish is a historic restaurant that opened in 1892 and is must try while visiting.
  • Huber’s Cafe is another Portland restaurant that has been open for over a 100 years. Here you will find a traditional hearty menu with an old Portland charm dining experience. The restaurant is known for it delicious food, breath taking stain glassed ceiling, and its’ Spanish Coffee that is prepared table side with flare.
  • Looking for something to satisfy your sweet tooth? Then Ruby Jewel is your destination. Here you will find all-natural hand crafted cream and ice cream sandwiches that are made daily.

Entertainment:

  • Pioneer Courthouse Square was once an old run down parking lot, but it has been transformed into a busy urban park. It host over 300 events a year! If you’re not sure what to do just ask one of the green-clad Sidewalk Ambassadors you will find camped out near the park.
  • The Lan Su Chinese Garden is a popular place to visit. It is a walled Chinese garden that’s as big as a full city block. Fun fact, Portland’s sister city is Suzhou, China.
  • Washington Park is full of fun activities all in one easy location! You can visit the Oregon Zoo, Portland Japanese Garden, International Rose Test Garden, and much more.

There is so much do and see I couldn’t possibly write a blog post long enough to cover it all. So check out our Pinterest page to view our Portland board full of exciting things to do and places to eat. Also, watch this informative video on Portland, OR to learn all about this unique and vibrant city.

 

Register here to advance your professional career in Portland, OR.

Can’t make it to Portland? That’s okay click on the links below to view all of our upcoming courses.
2-Day TapRooT® Essentials Training Course
5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Training Course

Testimonial Tuesday

Posted: May 1st, 2018 in Career Development, Courses, TapRooT, Testimonials

Are you interested in attending one of our TapRooT® courses? Here are some recent comments we received from our clients that have attended a 5-Day or 2-Day TapRooT® Training course.

TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training Testimonials for our 2-Day and 5-Day courses:

  • “Very well instructed, great team/group dialogue with industry players.” – Dylan
  • “Excellent way of data analysis.” – Sheeth
  • “I have learned better ways of writing better corrective actions.” – Victor
  • “Interesting examples on how multiple root causes can exist.” – Mike

We take your course evaluations seriously. Without them, we couldn’t continue to improve and grow as a company. So, thank you for your valuable feedback!

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