Category: Courses

TapRooT® Public Courses in Central & South America

May 21st, 2015 by

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Sao Paulo, Brazil

Upcoming TapRooT® Public Courses:

Central America: 

Monterrey, Mexico | 5-Day | June 8, 2015 (Language: Spanish)

South America: 

Sao Paulo, Brazil | 5-Day | June 22, 2015 (Language: Portuguese)

Do You Have the Newest Editions of the TapRooT® Root Cause Dictionary, Root Cause Tree and Corrective Action Helper?

May 20th, 2015 by

2015 DuoCahA new revision of the TapRooT® Root Cause Dictionary, TapRooT® Root Cause Tree, and TapRooT® Corrective Action Helper Guide was released on May 1, 2015.  This revised 3-piece set is available for purchase to anyone who has attended a TapRooT® course.

Revisions include:

Root Cause Tree: One new root cause and 3 updated root causes.

Root Cause Dictionary: Updates to definitions to cover root cause changes and current industry best practices.

Corrective Action Helper Guide: Updates for new root causes and updated references.

The updated materials are currently available in English only.

Go here to order: http://www.taproot.com/store/2015-DUOCAH.html

**If you attended a course in 2015, contact info@taproot.com for a special discount.

***If you are attending the 2015 Global TapRooT® Summit, you can purchase all at the Summit at a special discount as well! Contact info@taproot.com for more information

TapRooT® Public Courses in Europe, Africa & Middle East

May 20th, 2015 by

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Aberdeen, Scotland

Upcoming TapRooT® Public Courses:

Europe: 

Hamburg, Germany | 5-Day | June 15, 2015

Aberdeen, Scotland | 2-Day | June 22, 2015

Africa: 

There are no upcoming public courses scheduled for June and July in this region. Check back frequently for updates or inquire about an onsite course. 

Middle East: 

There are no upcoming public courses scheduled for June and July in this region. Check back frequently for updates or inquire about an onsite course.

 

For more information regarding our public courses around the world, click here.

Find and Fix the Root Causes of Equipment Related Failures

May 20th, 2015 by

Don’t end up “fixing” the same equipment problems over and over again. Don’t let equipment issues cause quality, operations, and safety issues. Find the real root causes of your equipment reliability issues and develop effective fixes that will keep them from happening again by using this systematic process.

Did you know that we have 3-day and 1-day courses? What’s the difference? 3-Day Courses include the 1-Day Equifactor® Course along with the 2-Day Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course so you have it all in one. The 1-Day courses are just the separate Equifactor® course that requires a previously taken 2-Day course along with it, not necessarily all in one trip.

Why take an Equifactor® course? You will not only receive invaluable knowledge for your business, but also a Free single-user copy of TapRooT® Software. (A $2890 Value!) You can’t get a better deal than that.

Still deciding? Watch the video below to hear our Equifactor® instructor, Ken Reed, talk about why this course is right for you.

 

Steps to register for the course and Free Software.

1) CLICK HERE

2) Select a 1-Day Equifactor® Course of your choice (Having already taken a 2-Day course or accompanying it with a 2-Day course)

3) Register for the course and add it to your cart

4) Done!

 

Upcoming Equifactor® Public Courses:

Sale, Australia | May 15, 2015

GLOBAL TapRooT® PRE SUMMIT and SUMMIT

Forbes, Australia | June 26, 2015

TapRooT® Public Courses in Canada

May 18th, 2015 by

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Calgary, Canada

Upcoming TapRooT® Public Courses:

Calgary | 2-Day | June 22, 2015

Niagara Falls | 5-Day | July 13, 2015 

Edmonton | 2-Day | July 22, 2015

Edmonton | 3-Day | July 22, 2015

For more information regarding our public courses around the world, click here.

Public TapRooT® Course in Sao Paulo, Brazil

May 18th, 2015 by

 

Here are a few course photos from a TapRooT® 2-Day Root Cause Analysis and Incident Investigation Public Course in Sao Paulo, Brazil held last week.
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CLICK HERE to find a Public TapRooT® Course near you.

CLICK HERE to inquire about a TapRooT® Onsite Course for your company.

Upcoming TapRooT® Course in Monterrey, Mexico

May 14th, 2015 by

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Are you planning to join TapRooT® in Monterrey, Mexico for a 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training (Spanish) on June 8-12?

Monterrey is one of the largest cities in Mexico, and is home to many important industries and businesses such as CEMEX and Mercedez-Benz Mexico. This amazing city is also surrounded by the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains which are filled with public trails and canyons for anyone to admire the natural beauty that Monterrey has to offer. We still have a few spots left, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to travel and gain knowledge to benefit your company.

Food:

El Gaucho: This warm, friendly restaurant offers classic Mexican cuisine that can cater to all pallets.

Sante Fe: In the mood for a little fine dining? Sante Fe offers all the best gourmet dishes, wines and desserts.

Bread Panaderos: Everyone loves a fresh bread bakery that also serves freshly ground coffee. Order a snack or a whole loaf to take home with you.

Attractions:

Horno 3: A museum of technological history, innovations and interactive exhibits must be interesting. Check out this museo del acero to find out for yourself.

Parque Fundidora: This large municipal park is always hosting activities for all ages and is a great place for site seeing.

Planetario Alfa: Museums and an IMAX Theater all in one. Take a tour through Mexican history or watch the latest educational movie in the state of the art IMAX Theater.

To register, click here.

For more information regarding our other courses, click here.

Seats are filling up at the 2015 Global TapRooT® Summit, REGISTER TODAY!

Safety Improvement Track at the Global TapRooT® Summit

May 7th, 2015 by

There is still time to sign up for the safety improvement track at the Global TapRooT® Summit.

In addition to the blockbuster keynote speakers that every track will attend, we have a very special lineup of sessions for the safety track:

Kaizen Events using TapRooT® and the Root Cause Tree®

This session is one from the summit quality track that I added to the safety track. Why? Because in my previous life, I worked in both quality and safety departments, and there are two things I know; first, safety professionals can find great benefit in quality processes and tools, and two, most safety people have not had the benefit of being exposed to quality processes and tools. Kaizen Events are a great way to involve employees in your processes, and I know that for a safety program to be effective, employees must be involved. I am very excited about this session led by Amy Bratkovic.

Communicating Safety

Your safety message is only useful if people hear it (and understand and believe it)! UK communication’s consultants Clare Solomon and Mark Ormond are not only communication experts, they understand safety and how to specifically tailor messages to your company, environment, and culture. You will not want to miss this session.

The New Standard for OHS Management Systems – ISO 45001

As safety professionals, I know we sometimes wonder why there are ISO standards for quality, risk, environment, and a host of other things, but not safety. Well, it is finally coming. International standards expert Jim Whiting will give an overview of the soon to be released ISO 45001. Many companies require their suppliers to be certified in some of the other ISO standards mentioned, so there is no reason to believe this will not be the case with safety as well. Be on the forefront of this movement by attending this session.

Developing Proactive Performance Measures

Most people become TapRooT® users because they want to do better investigations. That’s great, but would it not be better to prevent incidents in the first place? Before you can fix a problem in your organization, you have to first have the data, and unfortunately, many companies do not collect the right proactive measures. In this session, Mark Paradies, the creator of TapRooT®, will give you plenty to think about when considering what to measure.

How to Stop Normalization of Deviance

Have workarounds and the breaking of rules become accepted, or business as usual in your company? Mark Paradies will discuss the consequences of allowing this to happen and share insight on how to avoid this condition. If you just solved this one problem (albeit a big one!) at your company, this would make the entire summit worth your time.

Stopping Human Error with Type 4 Corrective Actions

Do your correction action reports routinely involve things like training and rules? If so, that may be (I’m being nice here) the reason you have repeat incidents. If you have been to a TapRooT® course, you know that removing or reducing the hazard is the best thing you can do, but that is not always possible. But there are ways to make your people more reliable without putting a host of new rules in place. In this session, human factors expert Dr. Joel Haight will share ideas on how you can strengthen your corrective actions to prevent recurrence.

Process Safety; Comparing Seveso 3 to OSHA PSM

Different standards and regulations have different benefits and best practices included in them. Can we learn from other standards and regulations even if we are not forced to comply with them? Join Belgium Regulator Frank Verschueren as he discusses how these two process safety regulations compare.

So that’s it. Several great sessions. Have I mentioned the keynote sessions? Well, I am going to mention them again. We have everything – someone who worked for the President of the United States, a former NBA player and radio personality, a Professor who has been voted the best speaker at the summit, two gents who investigated serious North Sea Oil and Gas incidents, and last but not least, Captain Phillips.

Wow. And of course there is the party at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville with entertainment from Carl Dixon of The Guess Who and April Wine fame.

You can’t afford to miss this event. Register HERE and select the Safety Improvement Track. See you there!

TapRooT® Public Courses in Central & South America

May 7th, 2015 by

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Monterrey, Mexico

Upcoming TapRooT® Public Courses:

Central America: 

Monterrey, Mexico | 5-Day | June 8, 2015 (Language: Spanish)

South America: 

Bogota, Colombia | 5-Day | May 25, 2015 (Language: Spanish)

Sao Paulo, Brazil | 5-Day | June 22, 2015 (Language: Portuguese)

Upcoming Public TapRooT® Course in Gatlinburg, TN

May 7th, 2015 by

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Everyone loves the amazing Smoky Mountains and the hills of Tennessee so join TapRooT® for a 5-Day Advanced Root Cause Analysis and Team Leader Training Public Course in Gatlinburg, TN on June 22, 2015. Nestled right on the edge of the Smoky Mountain National Park, Gatlinburg is filled with beautiful scenery and history. It’s also a short drive from Pigeon Forge/Sevierville, where you can shop at outlet malls, visit Dollywood theme parks, walk through Ripley’s Aquarium, and find all the entertainment you need. Come see why TapRooT®, like so many other Tennesseans, love this exciting city.

Food:

Apple Barn: Enjoy homemade apple fritters, turnovers, pies, butter, sauce, cider- you name it! And take a look through the shop to bring some home.

Crockett’s Breakfast Camp: Davy Crockett is a Tennessee Hero, so it only makes sense to visit his restaurant for the best breakfast in town.

Wild Plum Tea Room: This little diner is often referred to the little gem of Gatlinburg. All the homemade, country cooking you desire!

Attractions:

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies: Voted Top Traveler’s Choice in 2014- the interactive exhibits and amazing variety of sea life is well worth the trip.

Tanger Outlet Malls: Snag the deal of the century at the Tanger Outlet shops. Every story you could imagine are placed in this one location.

Dollywood and Dollywood Splash Country: Dolly Parton’s own amusement park with roller coasters, shows, water parks and delicious country food.

Wilderness Family Resort: Bringing the whole family for a getaway? The indoor water-park and cabin-like theme at Wilderness has become the new popular attraction.

 

Ready for a great trip to the Smoky Mountains? Click here to register.

It’s not too late to register for the Global TapRooT® Summit happening THIS JUNE 1-5.

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THINK DIFFERENT when solving problems!

May 7th, 2015 by

Need a new approach to your corrective actions?

Need a boost for your creativity?

Need to THINK DIFFERENT?

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Then attend Michele Lindsay’s Creative Corrective Actions Course on June 1-2 in Las Vegas and then attend the 2015 Global TapRooT® Summit on June 3-5 and SAVE $200.

That’s right, you get a $200 discount when you attend both!

REGISTER AT:

http://www.taproot.com/taproot-summit/register-for-summit

TapRooT® Public Courses in Europe, Africa & Middle East

May 6th, 2015 by

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Hamburg, Germany

Upcoming TapRooT® Public Courses:

Europe: 

London, England | 2-Day | May 27, 2015

Hamburg, Germany | 5-Day | June 15, 2015

Aberdeen, Scotland | 2-Day | June 22, 2015

Africa: 

There are no upcoming public courses scheduled for June and July in this region. Check back frequently for updates or inquire about an onsite course. 

Middle East: 

There are no upcoming public courses scheduled for June and July in this region. Check back frequently for updates or inquire about an onsite course.

 

For more information regarding our public courses around the world, click here.

TapRooT® Public Courses in Canada

May 4th, 2015 by

 

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Niagara Falls, Canada

Upcoming TapRooT® Public Courses:

Calgary | 2-Day | May 27, 2015 (Risk Management Best Practices Course)

Calgary | 2-Day | June 22, 2015

Niagara Falls | 5-Day | July 13, 2015 

Banff | 2-Day | July 20, 2015

Edmonton | 2-Day | July 22, 2015

Edmonton | 3-Day | July 22, 2015

For more information regarding our public courses around the world, click here.

Public TapRooT® Course in Bogota

May 1st, 2015 by

 

Check out a few pictures from a recent Public TapRooT® Course in Bogota, Colombia.
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Interested in attending a Public TapRooT® Course in your area? Click here to see upcoming courses.

Click here to inquire about an Onsite TapRooT® Course at your company.

 

What do you need to know to STOP human error?

May 1st, 2015 by

STOP is a strong word.

We can’t guarantee that you will be able to stop all human errors. But you can stop some types of errors. You can reduce the likelihood of other types of errors. And you can use Safeguard Analysis and defense in depth to keep errors from becoming major accidents.

Want to learn these valuable lessons?  Are you ready to start a human performance revolution at your facility? Then attend this new course developed by Mark Paradies and Joel Haight:

UNDERSTANDING & STOPPING HUMAN ERROR

You will learn why people make mistakes.

ou will learn that human errors can be predicted and prevented.

You will learn the latest techniques being used in the nuclear industry (and which ones work and which ones don’t).

And much more.

But don’t delay. This course on June 1-2. It is the only course open to the public this year and the course is almost full.

Register at:

http://www.taproot.com/store/2-Day-Stopping-Human-Error-1506LASV01.html

Upcoming Public TapRooT® Course in Pittsburgh

April 30th, 2015 by

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Hurry, seats are filling up! TapRooT® is teaching a 5-Day Advanced Root Cause Analysis and Team Leader Training Public Course in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on May 18-22, 2015. Pittsburgh is the second most populated city in Pennsylvania and has been the driving force behind many innovations in the United States such as steel, aluminum, glass, shipbuilding, petroleum, food, sports, transportation and electronics. They are now one of the top cities containing corporate headquarters. All of their urbanization and creativity makes for a an excellent place for industry training and sight-seeing. Join your colleagues and TapRooT® this May in Pittsburgh, and bring back invaluable knowledge and experiences to you company.

Food: 

Pamela’s Diner: Home cooked food from a traditional diner, can’t get better than that.

Dish Osteria and Bar: The highest rated Italian and Mediterranean dishes according to the locals and tourists- it’s a must try!

D’s Six PAx and Dogs: Hotdogs, wings, beer and pizza, the recipe for a fun night out in Pittsburgh.

Attractions:

PNC Park: Ballpark and home of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Take a tour or watch a game!

Carnegie Museum of Natural History: If you’re a history buff, this museum is filled with interesting and interactive exhibits.

Escape Room: These trendy new tourist games have become a fun attraction for everyone. Check out Pittsburgh’s Escape Game and challenge yourself and your team.

Interested in Pittsburgh and TapRooT® training? Register for this course HERE.

SAVE THE DATE for the 2015 Global TapRooT® Summit. Click for more info and registration.

Passo a Passo No Site TapRooT® (Portuguese Step-by-Step Instructions to Register for TapRooT® Courses)

April 29th, 2015 by

Thanks to TapRooT® Instructor, Boris Risnic, for providing these instructions for our Portuguese-speaking clients.

Public TapRooT® Course in India

April 29th, 2015 by

1280px-Marine_Drive_Kochi_Night_View_DSWOn August 3, 2015, join TapRooT® for a 5-Day Advanced Root Cause Analysis and Team Leader Training public course in Cochin, Ernakulam, India for the ONLY time in 2015. This course is filled with excellent industry training and material that is well worth the investment for you and your company.

Cochin, also referred to as Kochi or Ernakulam, is known as the Queen of the Arabian Sea due to its spice trading on the west coast. Cochin is also the second largest and highest populated city in the area making it the home of major chemical and electrical industries, the Indian Naval Headquarters and offshore refineries (pictured below).

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It’s a great trip for everyone! Bring the whole team for Root Cause Analysis Training and bring the whole family to enjoy the attractions and rich culture that Cochin, India has to offer.

Don’t forget, this is the only time this year that you can attend TapRooT® training in this region, so register today before the seats fill up.

Want more information on the TapRooT® 5-Day course? Click here. 

Ready to register and take advantage of this incredible opportunity? Click here.

Haven’t registered for the Global TapRooT® Summit yet? Register here

2 Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Course in Corpus Christi

April 27th, 2015 by

Nancy Hitchins and I are teaching the 2 day course today deep in the heart of Texas. Here are some pictures of students working on an exercise and Nancy teaching:

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Why not join us for us for the next course? You can see the schedule and enroll HERE

Public TapRooT® Course in Paris

April 27th, 2015 by

TapRooT® recently held a 2-Day Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis Public Course in Paris, France.

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Click here to inquire about an Onsite Course at your company.

Click here to see the many locations of our Public Courses.

SAVE THE DATE for our Global TapRooT® Summit this June 1-5 in Las Vegas. Click here for more information.

Public TapRooT® Course in Sao Paulo

April 24th, 2015 by

TapRooT® recently held a 5-Day Advanced Root Cause Analysis and Team Leader Training Public Course in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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Check out our schedule for many more Public Courses around the world.

Interested in an Onsite Course for your company? Click here to inquire.

SAVE THE DATE for the Global TapRooT® Summit that is quickly approaching. Click here for more information or registration.

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