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.
- 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!
- 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).”
- 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.”
- 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.”
- “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.
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.
(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.
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.
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.
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
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.)
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.)
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!
What did our course attendees say about our recent root cause analysis course in Houston?
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
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:
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.
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.
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