Category: Courses

Root Cause Analysis Training in South America – Lima Onsite Course Photos

August 28th, 2014 by

Our onsite course in Lima, Peru held August 5-6, 2014 was a great success! Thanks to TapRooT® Instructor Piedad Colmenares for these photos and for teaching a great course.

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Root Cause Analysis Training in Connecticut – Hartford’s Local Attractions

August 28th, 2014 by

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Hartford, Connecticut, in addition to hosting our October 1-2, 2014 TapRooT® Incident Investigation & Root Cause Analysis Training, is home to a rich historical heritage. Authors Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe hail from this city, as does the country’s first public art museum and oldest newspaper. While you’re attending the course, take some time in the evening to enjoy the food and fun Hartford has to offer.

Food

Salute - Enjoy a classy atmosphere and delicious Italian food. Make sure you get a reservation!

Max Downtown - Seafood, steak, and an excellent wine list will make your dinner at Max comfortable and exquisite.

Firebox - Don’t let the small menu fool you: Firebox’s farm-to-table philosophy brings local charm and amazing quality to dishes like Cast Iron Duck and Black Pearl Salmon.

Chowder Pot IV - Enjoy some inexpensive local chowder and seafood at this unexpected hole-in-the-wall joint.

Black Eyed Sally’s - Get a taste of the South up north with ribs, pulled pork, jambalaya, and blackened catfish.

Woody’s - Kick back and relax with burgers, fries, and their signature all-beef hot dogs with unique toppings like bbq pork, bacon, or cheese.

 

Attractions

Mark Twain House – Tour the home in which Mark Twain (Samuel Clements) lived while writing some of his most famous works, along with a museum outlining his life.

Harriet Beecher Stowe Center – See the home of the writer of Uncle Tom’s Cabin, along with a museum celebrating her contributions to equality in America.

Connecticut State Capitol – Join a free, guided tour of the beautiful and historic capitol building of Connecticut.

Cathedral of St. Joseph – No matter your religious affiliation, you’ll be in awe of the gorgeous stained glass windows in this centuries-old cathedral.

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art – Enjoy exhibits of contemporary art or baroque at the first public art museum in the United States.

 

Haven’t registered yet? Want to learn to find and fix the real root causes of problems in your workplace? Click here to learn more about our 2-Day course.

 

Root Cause Analysis Training in Ottawa – Ottawa’s Local Attractions

August 27th, 2014 by

Only a couple more weeks until our next 5-day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Course in Ottawa, Canada! We have a full schedule of great classes planned, but there is also plenty of time to go out and enjoy the wonderful city of Ottawa! Ottawa is packed full of delicious restaurants, casinos, sightseeing opportunities and so much more! Between the beautiful French culture and all the entertainment that Ottawa has to offer, you’re guaranteed to find something fun for you and the family!

Food:

Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute: Canada’s world-renowned culinary training school, Le Cordon Bleu Ottawa Culinary Arts Institute, includes a Bistro open to the public to sample some exceptional French cuisine.

Town: Town is an excellent, fun restaurant that is full of flavor and style with all of their unique dishes and warm atmosphere!

Fiazza Fresh Fired: This original pizza shop has it all, customizable pizza, fresh ingredients and stone fire grill to make your personalized pizza the best you’ve ever had!

Activities:

Brew Donkey: Enjoy beer tasting and touring the wonderful world of beer breweries? Then the Brew Donkey is perfect for you! Excursions and taste testing make for a great experience!

Parliament Hill: Are you history buff or enjoy gothic style architecture? Take a tour through some of Canada’s heritage at Parliament Hill overlooking the Ottawa River!

Canada’s Aviation and Space Museum: This isn’t your typical museum! With over 50 aircrafts to tour through, you’re in for a fun, educational experience full of history and astonishing aviation facts!

Sign up for the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training in Ottawa, Canada, September 15-19, 2014.

Register at: http://www.taproot.com/store/5-Day-TapRooT-R-Advanced-Root-Cause-Analysis-Team-Leader-Training-1409OTTA15.html

TapRooT® Around the World: Europe, India, and Africa

August 27th, 2014 by

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Click any of the dates & locations to learn more about the course and its details.

2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course

Stavanger, Norway September 2-3, 2014

Aberdeen, Scotland | September 16-17, 2014

Johannesburg, South Africa | September 4-5, 2014

 

3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Course

Stavanger, Norway | September 2-4, 2014

Aberdeen, Scotland | September 16-18 2014

 

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

Manchester, England | September 29-October 3, 2014

Root Cause Analysis Training in South America – Chile Course Photos

August 25th, 2014 by

We held an on-site course in Santiago, Chile on July 30-31, 2014, with Piedad Colmenares as the TapRooT® Instructor. She sent us these photos of the class. Enjoy!

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Interested in bringing root cause analysis training to your facility?

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Root Cause Analysis Training in Ohio – Dayton’s Local Attractions

August 21st, 2014 by

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Dayton, Ohio may seem like your average midwestern town, but look a little closer and you’ll find a life and personality all its own. Dayton is the home of the Wright Brothers, so the history of aviation permeates the town. It’s also got a strong arts, dining, and craft beer scene, with Warped Wing brewery located in Oregon Historic District. While you’re in town attending our 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course this September 15-16, 2014, stop by a few of these restaurants and take a little bit of time to enjoy the fun Dayton has to offer:

 

Food

Voltzy’s Weiner World - Hot dogs, root beer, coneys, and burgers are the casual fare of this hometown joint.

The Paragon Supper Club - A great place to sit down for a nice steak dinner after the course.

Lucky’s Taproom - A fantastic selection of craft beer, including the local Warped Wing brand.

Slyder’s Tavern - Hailed as “the best burger in town” by locals.

Marion’s Piazza - Voted Dayton’s #1 pizza, this place has been around since 1965.

 

Activities

National Museum of the US Air Force - America’s oldest and largest military aviation museum in the world, with over 100 aircrafts to see and 11 exhibits separated by era.

Warped Wing Brewery - Stop by for a tasting at Dayton’s local brewery.

The Neon - Enjoy independent movies with a beer or cocktail at this eclectic movie theatre.

America’s Packard Museum - Located in the former Packard auto factory, this museum holds over 50 beautifully restored historical cars.

Riverscape MetroPark - Relax and unwind after the TapRooT® course with a stroll in the park along the Miami River.

Would you like to learn to find and fix the real root causes of problems in your workplace? Click here to register or find out more information: 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course in Dayton, OH.

TapRooT® Around the World: Europe, India, and Africa

August 20th, 2014 by
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A Nigeria class smiles after completing their SnapCharT®.

Click any of the dates & locations to learn more about the course and its details.

2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course

Stavanger, Norway September 2-3, 2014

Aberdeen, Scotland | September 16-17, 2014

Johannesburg, South Africa | September 4-5, 2014

 

3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Course

Stavanger, Norway | September 2-4, 2014

Aberdeen, Scotland | September 16-18 2014

 

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

Manchester, England | September 29-October 3, 2014

Final Exercise at the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Course in Seattle

August 19th, 2014 by

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Teams working on their incidents …

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Instructions just prior to the presentations …

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For more information about TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Courses, see:

http://www.taproot.com/courses

Things to Do: Nashville, TN TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course

August 14th, 2014 by

On August 2oth System Improvements will be in Nashville, TN hosting a 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course. There will be plenty of opportunity to get out and explore the city after each day of the course, or you may want to spend a few extra days after the course to really go out and experience all Nashville has to offer.

Nashville is full of culture and entertainment, after all it’s nickname is Music City. Nashville has great food, shopping, music, kid activities, and all around fun for all ages. Below I have listed some of my favorite things to do when visiting. Just click on the links to learn more information about each activity.

Food:

The Pharmacy Burger Parlor and Beer Garden – The Pharmacy is a one of a kind burger joint and a must have while visiting Nashville. They have great bratwurst as well and their sweet potato fries are to die for. 

Capitol Grille – Looking for something with southern flare? Look no further, Capitol Grille takes traditional southern dishes and adds a twist. They uses home grown vegetables and all the meat is farm raised just miles from the restaurant. 

Margot Café and Bar – If you enjoy French and Italian cuisine Margot Café is the place for you. Margot Café has a great atmosphere and wonderful food.

Patterson House – If you are looking for a more intimate dining experience Patterson’s is the place for you. They have fantastic bar drinks and amazing food. The atmosphere in Patterson’s is truly unique. Probably one of my favorite spots in Nashville.

Activities:

Parthenon – You won’t want to miss this full-scale replica of the Athenian Parthenon located in Nashville’s Centennial Park. The Parthenon also serves as Nashville’s Art Museum.

Belle Meade Plantation – The Belle Meade is a beautiful historic plantation that now serves as a museum. It also offers free wine tasting when you visit.

Broadway Street – A trip to Nashville wouldn’t be complete without visiting the infamous Broadway St. Broadway is full of shopping, restaurants, and it has a happening night life.

The Hermitage – The Hermitage is a plantation that was home to President Andrew Jackson and is open to the public for historic tours. Located just 10 miles outside of Nashville.

Music:

Country Music Hall of Fame – A place where you can learn about the origins of country music and its’ Hall of Fame inductees, such as Hank Williams.

Grand Ole Opry The Opry holds weekly performances of country music legends and chart-toppers performing country, bluegrassfolkgospel, and comedic performances and skits

General Jackson Showboat - Take a sight seeing cruise down the Cumberland River where you can enjoy dinner and show.

For the Kids:

Adventure Science Center – This massive center offers fun for the whole family. With nearly 44,000 square feet the Center offers 200 hands on activities that will educate and inspire your children.

Nashville Zoo – The Nashville Zoo is a unique zoo with a historic plantation house attached to it called Grassmere.

Want to join in on the fun? It is easy, just click here and register today!

What is your favorite thing to do in Nashville, TN? Please leave comments below.

TapRooT® Around the World: Europe, India, and Africa

August 13th, 2014 by
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A Paris, France class discusses their SnapCharT®.

Click any of the dates & locations to learn more about the course and its details.

2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course

Stavanger, Norway September 2-3, 2014

Aberdeen, Scotland | September 16-17, 2014

Johannesburg, South Africa | September 4-5, 2014

 

3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Course

Stavanger, Norway | September 2-4, 2014

Aberdeen, Scotland | September 16-18, 2014

 

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

Manchester, England | September 29-October 3, 2014

Mumbai, India | September 22-26, 2014

Amber Bickerton

August 11th, 2014 by

Students are having a great time in Seattle learning how to apply TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis System to solve problems.

Here are a couple of pictures of Ameber Bickerton, one of our newest contract instructors, teaching…

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 Amber is from Calgary and has been involved in safety for 12 years. See her LinkedIn profile at:

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/amber-bickerton/78/797/905

Last Chance! Root Cause Analysis in India

August 7th, 2014 by
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A previous India class, enjoying their week!

 

Join us September 22-26, 2014 for our ONLY TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course in India this year! On top of learning to find and fix the real root causes of problems in your workplace, you’ll also receive a free copy of the TapRooT® Software with your registration.

The 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training is for those who want to learn the essential and advanced TapRooT® Techniques and to use the TapRooT® Software (by using it in training).

Advanced TapRooT® Techniques include:

  • Cognitive Interviewing – an advanced interviewing technique that helps the interviewee recall more information.
  • Change Analysis – an information collection and analysis technique that compares successful performance to the incident or reliable equipment performance to unreliable equipment to discover problems.
  • Safeguards Analysis – a method to evaluate defenses, identify causal factors, and improve corrective action.
  • Critical Human Action Profile (CHAP) – an information collection method used to develop a detailed profile of a specific task involved in a human error caused incident.
  • Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting – expanded equipment troubleshooting tables from equipment reliability expert Heinz Bloch.

Advanced root cause analysis techniques drill deeper into the causes of human error and equipment failure. These techniques help investigators lead teams investigating difficult problems, and help them use TapRooT® proactively to stop accidents from happening.

Click the link below to learn more about this course and register today:

5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training (English)

Pictures from the Final Exercise at the Lake Tahoe 2-Day Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course

August 6th, 2014 by

Here are pictures of hard working teams using TapRooT® to find the root causes of incidents that they brought to the class…

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Can you “picture” yourself using advanced root cause analysis (TapRooT®) to solve your companies toughest problems? If you haven’t been to a course yet, sign up now. See upcoming courses at:

http://www.taproot.com/store/Courses/

Incident & Accident Investigation Training in Oceania & Asia

August 6th, 2014 by
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We have many great courses scheduled for September & October in Oceania & Asia! Take a look below, and click any course name to learn more.

 

Oceania

September 01, 2014 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course Sydney, Australia
September 01, 2014 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Singleton, Australia
September 04, 2014 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course Perth, Australia
September 08, 2014 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Gladstone, Australia
September 08, 2014 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Singapore, Singapore
September 15, 2014 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course Brisbane, Australia
September 15, 2014 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course Townsville, Australia
September 22, 2014 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course Perth, Australia
September 25, 2014 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course Brisbane, Australia

 

Asia

October 09, 2014 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course Singapore, Singapore
October 21, 2014 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Things to Do: Austin, Texas TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course

August 6th, 2014 by

System Improvements will be holding in a 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training in Austin, TX on August 18, 2014. There will be plenty of opportunity to get out and explore the city after each day of the course, or you may want to spend a few extra days after the course to really go out and experience all Austin has to offer.

Austin is Texas state capitol and is full of life, music, and entertainment. Every where you go in Austin it is bursting with excitement and adventure. There is plenty to do for all ages from adventuring through Zilker Park to enjoying all the live music throughout the city. Below I have listed some of my favorite things to do when visiting. Just click on the links to learn more information about each activity.

Activities:

Graffiti Park – This is one of the places that makes visiting Austin so unique. Austin as its’ very own graffiti park that is constantly changing and evolving.

Umlauf Sculpture Garden – This is an outdoor museum featured around the artist Charles Umlauf. What makes this museum trip unique is while you tour the gardens and sculptures you get to drink beer from Austin Beerworks.

Antonelli’s Cheese Class - Do you love cheese? Then this is the place for you. You can literally sample a hundred different types of cheese and for a small fee you can bring your own spirits.

Zilker Park – Get out and enjoy the beautiful Austin weather in this 350+ acre park. You can spend your time swimming, hiking, kayaking, or just relaxing in the sun.

Pinballz Arcade – Want to kick back and relive your childhood? Pinballz Arcade is just the place. They have over 200 classic games and a 100+ of those games are pinball machines that include the Top 30 rated pins of all time. Each pinball machine you see is on sale and you can have them delivered to your home or business.

Rocket Electrics – Explore Austin like never before with cool electric bikes. They offer truly unique tours from Austin Foodie Bike Tour to a Live Music Capitol of the World Bike Tour to a Lady Bird Lake Bike Tour and much much more.

The Austin Brew Bus - If craft beer is your thing you need to check out The Austin Brew Bus tours. Experience Austin’s top brew companies, and the best part is you don’t have to worry about driving!

L.B.J. Presidential Library – If history is more your style then the Presidential Library is the perfect place. It is a library and interactive museum. Perfect for the whole family.

6th Street - It is where you go for Austin entertainment such as restaurants, bars, and live music. Every restaurant and bar has a live band playing every night, after all it is the Live Music Capitol of the World. 6th Street even has a haunted hotel called The Driskill Hotel.

Lake Travis - Head out to Lake Travis and check out the Oasis for great food and beautiful sunsets. If adventure is more your thing then check out Lake Travis Zip-line Adventures.

Food:

Stubb’s Bar-B-Q – In the mood for some delicious beer, brisket, and music? Then Stubb’s is the placef for you!

Uchi – Want to break away from all the BBQ Austin as to offer? Then check out this Japanese restaurant in Austin. Their chef Tyson Cole won the Best Chef Southwest in 2011.

Polvos Mexican Restaurant – This Tex Mex restaurant is know for its’ huge salsa bar and tasty mexican drinks. So stop by and enjoy good the food and a unique atmosphere.

The Whip In – Looking for something a little weird and out of the ordinary? The Whip In is just that. They have massive selection of beer on tap and the Indian cuisine is to die for.

Nubian Queen Lola’s Soul Food – This restaurant is cash only, but they have authentic cajun cuisine. They also have all you can eat gumbo on Fridays. Truly a unique and quirky dining experience.

Franklin BBQ – One of Austin’s most famous BBQ restaurants. You want to get there early because lines begin to form in the morning for their world famous brisket, but you can skip the line a grab a fully cooked brisket that is chilled, packed, and ready to go.

Parkside - This restaurant is recommended by our own course instructor Dave Janney. He had a celebrity sighting here of Russell Brand, the famous European comedian.

Want to join in on the fun? It is easy, just click here and sign up today!

What is your favorite thing to do in Austin, TX? Please leave comments below.

Incident & Accident Investigation Training in Europe, Africa, and India

August 5th, 2014 by
An Aberdeen, UK class working hard on their practice investigation during the course.

An Aberdeen, UK class working hard on their practice investigation during the course.

 

We have many great courses scheduled for September in Europe, Africa, and India! Take a look below, and click any course name to learn more.

Europe

September 02, 2014 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course Stavanger, Norway
September 02, 2014 3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Course Stavanger, Norway
September 04, 2014 1-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis Stavanger, Norway
September 16, 2014 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course Aberdeen, Scotland
September 16, 2014 3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Course Aberdeen, Scotland
September 18, 2014 1-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis Aberdeen, Scotland
September 29, 2014 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Manchester, England

 

Africa

September 04, 2014 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course (English) Johannesburg, South Africa

 

India

September 22, 2014 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training (English) Mumbai, India

Pictures from the 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course at Lake Tahoe

August 5th, 2014 by

The students below are hard at work reading the Root Cause Tree® Dictionary to discover why someone would break a rule. Ever wonder why people break the rules? Then maybe you should attend one of our 2-Day or 5-Day TapRooT® Courses!

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View more photos from Tahoe here:  http://www.taproot.com/archives/45935

Incident & Accident Investigation Training in North, South, & Central America

August 5th, 2014 by
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We have many great courses scheduled for September in North, South, and Central America! Take a look below, and click any course name to learn more.

North & Central America

 

September 08, 2014 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Salt Lake City, UT
September 08, 2014 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training (Spanish) Monterrey, Mexico
September 15, 2014 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course Dayton, OH
September 15, 2014 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Calgary, Canada
September 15, 2014 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training Ottawa, ON Canada
September 16, 2014 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course Dallas, TX
September 22, 2014 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course Edmonton, Canada
September 24, 2014 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course Halifax, NS Canada
September 29, 2014 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training San Antonio, TX
September 30, 2014 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course Knoxville, TN
September 30, 2014 3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Course Knoxville, TN

 

South America

 

September 24, 2014 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course (Spanish) Bogota, Colombia
September 24, 2014 3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Analysis Course (Spanish) Bogota, Colombia
September 26, 2014 1-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis (Spanish) Bogota, Colombia

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