An aspect of root cause analysis training that our course attendees enjoy and find beneficial are group exercises. Group exercises are a great opportunity to apply your newfound TapRooT® skills to a real incident from your company, gaining feedback from fellow students and expert instructors.
TapRooT® Instructor Ralph Blessing shared these photos from our recent onsite course.
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Course Planner Diana Munevar and TapRooT® Instructor Marco Flores shared these photos with us from our Bogota, Colombia course Jun 5-7, 2013. Everyone was engaged and enjoyed the training.
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Here are a couple of photos from our recent course in Basel, Switzerland. It was a fantastic two days and the attendees went home ready to find and fix the root causes of problems in their workplaces.
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Mhorvan Sherret sent these photos from an onsite course in Brisbane, Australia. He and Alan Smith are in the process of teaching a 2-Day TapRooT® Course as part of five weeks of on-site TapRooT® Training. We’ll keep you updated as the courses continue.
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Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: UK Rail Accident Investigation Branch Released Two Rail Incident ReportsPosted: June 10th, 2013 in Accidents, Current Events, Investigations, Pictures
Monday Accident & Lessons Learned: Accident involving a pantograph and the overhead line near Littleport, Cambridgeshire 5 January 2012 investigated by the UK RAIBPosted: May 27th, 2013 in Accidents, Current Events, Investigations, Pictures
Here’s the summary from the UK Rail Accident Investigation Branch report:
At 07:19 hrs on Thursday 5 January 2012, the pantograph assembly fell from the roof of a passenger train, breaking two windows on its way to the ground. The train, the 06:51 hrs service from Kings Lynn to London King’s Cross, was travelling at approximately 80 mph (129 km/h), about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of Littleport, in Cambridgeshire, when the accident happened. The driver brought the train to a controlled stop.
One passenger received treatment for minor cuts at the site, and two others suffered minor shock but did not require medical treatment. There was extensive damage to the overhead line equipment and minor damage to the train body.
The investigation identified that the pantograph head had lost contact with, and risen above, the overhead line, resulting in the pantograph arm hitting a cantilever overhead line support structure. This impact broke the electrical insulators on which the pantograph assembly was mounted, allowing it to fall from the roof.
The pantograph head lost contact because the overhead line was deflected from its intended position due to a combination of long term movements of the overhead line support mast foundations and the force of the wind at the time of the accident.
The RAIB concluded that maintenance of the overhead line had not been carried out in accordance with Network Rail standards, meaning that the overhead line had not been adjusted to allow for long term foundation movements.
The RAIB has made two recommendations to Network Rail. They are concerned with:
• Ensuring that the risk associated with the authorisation of non-compliances with maintenance standards are assessed and mitigated; and
• Providing overhead line maintenance personnel with information that allows them to effectively manage overhead line alignment.
The RAIB has also identified a learning point for the railway industry concerning the possible use of polymeric or composite insulators to support pantographs.
For the complete report, see:
In 2012, a little over 12,000 people were trained to use TapRooT® to find and fix root causes.
That’s a record.
If the first quarter of 2013, course registrations are up. We think 2013 will see even more people in TapRooT® Courses.
That good news for the people who will have their lives saved, see product quality improved, see hospital patient safety improved, and get better equipment reliability at their facility … when TapRooT® is applied as part of a performance improvement program (see success stories by clicking here).
What’s the bad news? The popularity of TapRooT® Training means that sometimes our public courses are filling up early. Sometimes even two months before the course takes place.
Also, our training schedule for on-site courses is filling up.
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