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The 5-Day TapRooT® Course Provides Practical ‘How-to’ in Finding Root Causes

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Courses, Testimonials

Time to draw a name in our “Recommend for a Chance to Win” contest!

And the winner is … James Dougherty!

James said,

“The 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader course is very informative and provides practical ‘how to’ guidance to get to the root cause of an event in order to take corrective action to reduce the chance of a repeat occurrence. Further through the use of TapRooT® one can conduct an systematic analysis of potential things that can go wrong or a preliminary hazard or operational analysis. TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis has been helpful to me.”

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Thank you, James, for sharing your experience with TapRooT®!

And if your name wasn’t drawn, you still may win in our future weekly drawings. Thanks for recommending us!

Want to learn more about what others think about TapRooT®? Read the full recommendations by visiting our Services page on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/system-improvements-inc./products?trk=top_nav_products

If you want to learn more about our 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training, visit:

http://www.taproot.com/courses#5-day-root

And there’s still time to sign up for the 2014 Global TapRooT® Summit! Learn more here:

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

Already been to a TapRooT® Course? You can recommend for a chance to win:

http://www.taproot.com/archives/42698

 

 

Winners announced! Who Else Wants a Chance to Win a Cool T-Shirt?

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Courses, Testimonials

To kick off our weekly drawing, I drew not one, but two names in our “Recommend for a Chance to Win” contest today.

Congrats to Cyrus S. and Tony L.!

And if your name wasn’t drawn, you still may win in our future weekly drawings. Thanks for recommending us!

IMG_3228Cyrus, who recommended our 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training, noticed that TapRooT® works across all industries.  That is a comment that we love to hear, and we are looking forward to our next Global TapRooT® Summit April 7 – 11, 2014 where oil refineries, hospitals, aviation, oil E&P, nuclear plants, high tech manufacturing facilities, shipping, pipelines, mining, rail and light rail, chemical plants, and electricity transmission and distribution will all be represented.

Tony mentioned in his recommendation of our 5-Day course that he appreciates we are only a phone call or e-mail away. We strive to make folks who attend our courses and our Summit feel like they are part of the TapRooT® Team — not just an attendee.

Thank you, Tony and Cyrus, for sharing your experience with TapRooT®!

Want to learn more about what others think about TapRooT®? Read the full recommendations by visiting our Services page on LinkedIn:

https://www.linkedin.com/company/system-improvements-inc./products?trk=top_nav_products

If you want to learn more about our 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training, visit:

http://www.taproot.com/courses#5-day-root

And there’s still time to sign up for the 2014 Global TapRooT® Summit! Learn more here:

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

Already been to a TapRooT® Course? You can recommend for a chance to win:

http://www.taproot.com/archives/42698

 

 

5 Reasons You Should Attend New Delhi TapRooT® Training

Posted: May 11th, 2011 in Courses, Pictures, Testimonials

Click Here for More info on our New Delhi Course.

We held our first TapRooT® course in India in February, and it was a huge success. We’ve decided to hold another 5-Day course, this time in New Delhi.

Looking for reasons to come? We have five.

  1. It’s the first time ever! September 5-9, 2011 is our first 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Investigation Team Leader Training in New Delhi, India. This is our last scheduled India course in 2011, so register fast!
  2. The last one sold out. We held a 5-Day TapRooT® Training in Mumbai in February, and it was incredibly popular. The attendees really enjoyed it, saying that the course was “a very good tool for investigation and finding root cause(s).”
  3. You can prevent loss to your company. TapRooT® equips you to lead incident investigations proactively as well as reactively, limiting loss of time, money, and safety. One February student raves, “I regularly use (these) techniques proactively to prevent any loss to my company.”
  4. Deeper root cause understanding. Our 5-Day TapRooT® course provides in-depth understanding of the components of our innovative root cause analysis method. A Mumbai course attendee stated that TapRooT® taught him “better investigation methods” and that he gained “more understanding about causal factors and root cause.”
  5. “Sanjay rocks.” Among the course feedback given by February students, one simply stated this about the instructor, Sanjay Gandhi. He’ll be teaching the New Delhi course this September, so you’ll see what this student is so excited about!

So come join us this September in New Delhi, India. The 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Investigation Team Leader Training will teach you everything you need to conduct an investigation in your own workplace, finding and fixing costly errors in your workplace.

Learn more about our 5-Day TapRooT® Course here.

Summit – Day 2

Posted: October 8th, 2009 in Accidents, Best Practice Presentations, Equipment/Equifactor®, Investigations, Medical/Healthcare, Performance Improvement, Pictures, Summit, TapRooT, Testimonials

I’m getting behind on my Summit reporting because of all the amazing talks and amazing discussions I’m having. I just can’t keep up.

Here are some of the highlights…

Success Stories: I attended a session with two success stories yesterday. Ron Pryor (Alcoa) and Theresa Guay (Irving Oil) presented their stories of how they were using TapRooT® to get significant improvements in environmental, quality, and safety performance. We’ll post the Success Stories at http://www.taproot.com/about.php when we get back from the Summit, so you can look for the details there. But what you can’t get from the written word is the Q&A that occurs at the session. For that, you must attend the Summit.

Personal Development: Next, I went to a great presentation by Jennifer Mounce that was very interactive. She taught us about coaching ourselves to get better and bring our personal performance to the next level. Once again, you had to be there to participate and learn. It really gave me some good ideas to act on to improve my own performance.


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(E.D. signing books. Mark, E.D., & Linda just before the 70′s themed party.)

Lessons from Success: Then we had an inspiring General Session talk by E.D. Hill. Wow! E.D. is smart, insightful, and a great speaker about lessons from the success of others and her own career. After her talk she spent and hour and a half with us signing her book and talking to people one-on-one. She even came to our reception where the band Entice entertained Summit participants.

Lessons from an Accident: This morning I heard an amazing talk about an injury, the aftermath, and the investigation that changed the standard of care for electrical injuries in the province of Ontario. Jim Thompson, Brian Tink, and Dr. Joel Fish shared their story which was very impressive. We had to cut off the Q&A and let people continue the discussion at the break.

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Equipment Failure Lessons Learned: I’m now in a talk about “Persistent Equipment Failures” by Ken Bloch. He’s talking about equipment failures that cause process safety incidents. One neat detail so far … He quoted a statistic that process plants could expect one fire per 1000 pump repairs.

More later.

Plant to attend the 2010 Summit so that you can learn, improve, and share best practices with some of the best companies in the world.

When will it be?

October 20-22, 2010, in San Antonio.

Planning has already started and I’ll let you know more when things are confirmed.

TapRooT® Around the World: Las Vegas

Posted: May 20th, 2009 in Courses, Testimonials

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

Here are just a few of the comments from the attendees at our recent course:

This was by far the most informative and interesting class that I have been to in 5 years. – Becky A., Light Vehicle Planner

Enjoyed working in a team environment with different people in different fields. – Cameron B., ESH Coordinator

Very interesting, informative and enjoyable. – Norman H., Mobile Planning Supervisor

Now is the best time to invest in training – sharper skills mean improved production, maintenance, quality and safety.

Learn to find and fix problems proactively before an accident or incident occurs and to analyze the safeguards that keep problems from happening or from getting worse once a single safeguard fails.

Attend one of our 2-Day courses and gain a roadmap that will place you in a strong and lasting position of operational effectiveness! Check our our worldwide calendar of courses at: http://www.taproot.com/courses.php#c0

TapRooT® Around the World: Manchester and Knoxville

Posted: April 22nd, 2009 in Courses, Pictures, TapRooT, Testimonials

In March, System Improvements President, Mark Paradies and Senior Associate, Dave Janney traveled to the UK to teach a 2-Day course. Mark wrote, “After just two days of training, these students go back to work much more confident in their ability to find and fix the root causes of accidents, incidents, near-misses, quality problems, and process upsets.” (See final team presentations.)

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The attendees had many positive comments. Here is a sample:

Extremely useful and full of information/insights into accident investigation techniques.
~ Alfonso A., HSE Projects Coordinator, Oil & Gas

Overall great course and look forward to using it on previous incidents . . . would encourage others to go [to] course. ~ James W., Safety Advisor, Oil & Gas

Good material, good pace, good instructors. ~ Robert C., Consultant, Innovation and Process Improvement

Soon after, SI Instructors Ken Reed, Chris Vallee and Dave Janney taught a 5-day course in our home city, Knoxville, Tennessee. Dave wrote: “We have a good group of people who want to find better ways to fix problems in their organizations.” (View more photos here.)

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The attendees wrote:

This course was excellent. Five days doesn’t seem enough, a lot of info into these 5 days, yet you all have done such an excellent job of making sense of it and pulling it all together. ~ Mike B., Safety Manager

Fantastic. Exceeded expectations. ~ Chris B., Mechanical Planner & Supervisor, Utilities

Course is outstanding! The instructors did a great job . . . would definitely encourage someone to take the course. ~ Tom S., Vice President Safety, Construction

Take their positive recommendations — visit our worldwide calendar of courses and register for a root cause analysis course today!

TapRooT® Around the World: Houston, Texas

Posted: March 17th, 2009 in Courses, Pictures, TapRooT, Testimonials

What did our course attendees say about our recent root cause analysis course in Houston?

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What was your overall impression of this course?

Superb in all respects.” ~ Jeff P., Director of Safety & Compliance, Marine Transportation Industry

“Very good course. Better than expected.” ~ Beth W., Chemical Industry

Did it meet your expectations? How does it compare to other classes that you have attended?

“It did meet my expectations and it was a lot more interactive than others.” ~ Carmen W., Safety Advisor, Petrochemical Industry

What benefits did you gain from this course?

“I feel it will help me with all future investigation and audits.” ~ Charles C., Manager, Engineered Equipment, Oil & Gas Industry

What did you think about the final team exercise?

“Really great to follow through an entire analysis to be able to ‘think through’ the process.” ~ Tara P., Healthcare Industry

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Take advantage of the downturn to prepare for the upturn! Now is the time to make smart investments in training in root cause analysis and equipment troubleshooting. Sharper skills mean more informed, productive and efficient employees who can not only help keep operating costs low but discover new avenues to save money.

Let us guide you through the economic storm with the courses that will make your training investment go farther. Check out our schedule of courses and choose from a wide variety of locations around the world:

TapRooT® Training Schedule

TapRooT® Around the World: San Antonio, Texas

Posted: February 17th, 2009 in Courses, Pictures, TapRooT, Testimonials

Mark Paradies, President of System Improvements, Inc. and Dave Janney, Senior Associate recently taught the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Course in San Antonio, Texas.

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View more class photos here and here

What would these attendees tell someone who is considering taking this course? We asked them . . . and here are the responses:

It is an excellent course . . . it matches totally with my expectations.

This could help your company go in the right direction.

A must to attend if you want to make a difference in eliminating hazards at your site.

Definitely recommend.

Go for it! It is the best root cause investigation class you can have!

Register for a course and see how much the training gives you in return! For more information about a course in your area, visit our course listing: http://www.taproot.com/courses.php

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