TapRooT® Training

Learn to be an Effective Problem Solver

The TapRooT® System is built around a philosophy. Companies should learn from the small problems (precursor incidents) and fix them to prevent major accidents. Therefore, investigators should spend more of their time investigating the low consequence incidents (sometimes thought of as simple incidents). Under different circumstances or with one or two more failed Safeguards, a low consequence incident can be a big problem. Thus, we developed three main courses to train your problem solvers.

First is the 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training. This course teaches the essential TapRooT® Techniques used in the 5-Step TapRooT® Process for investigating and fixing precursor incidents. It’s designed to get people started quickly doing what they will do the most – investigate low consequence incidents that could have been worse.

Second is the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training. This course is for your experts who will perform investigations of precursor incidents, coach others who investigate precursor incidents, and lead the investigation of major accidents, (hopefully you will rarely have major accidents).

Third is a special course developed for your equipment reliability and maintenance folks: the Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting and TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training. This course is designed to teach Heinz Bloch’s troubleshooting techniques to completely understand an equipment failure and the TapRooT® root cause analysis system to go from what happened to cause the failure to what you can do to prevent repeat failures in the future.

Of course, we also have other specialty courses that we will explain below.

Note that all of our root cause analysis training comes with a money back guarantee:

GUARANTEE

Attend the TapRooT® Training. Go back to work and use what you have learned to analyze accidents, precursor incidents, quality problems, or equipment failures. If you don’t find root causes that you previously would have overlooked and you AND your management team don’t agree that the corrective actions that you recommend are significantly more effective, just return your course materials and we will refund the entire course fee. No questions asked – no hard feelings – it’s that simple.

How can we offer such an iron-clad guarantee? Because we know that TapRooT® will help you solve problems!

2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Training

The 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course focuses on the essential TapRooT® techniques needed to investigate a precursor incident. The 5-Step investigation process simplifies TapRooT® to make the investigation efficient yet effective. The training focuses on understanding what happened, identifying Causal Factors, analyzing the Causal Factors using the Root Cause Tree®, and developing effective fixes using the Corrective Action Helper® Module. Participants will get a chance to use the TapRooT® System to analyze an actual incident brought by one of their team members.

For a complete course outline, to see the list of upcoming public 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Courses, or to contact us to get a quote for a course at your site – click on the appropriate link below.

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Process

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

The 5-Day Training is for people who investigate precursor incidents and, perhaps, major incidents (serious injuries, fatalities, major facility upsets, fires and explosions, or significant environmental releases). The course covers the essential TapRooT® Techniques (SnapCharT®, Safeguards Analysis, the Root Cause Tree®, and the Corrective Action Helper®), and the optional tools (Change Analysis, CHAP, and Equifactor®) that are used in complex investigation. In addition, the course covers advanced interviewing and information collection techniques and techniques to improve human performance. There are frequent exercises using the TapRooT® Software so that attendees leave with significant practice of the skills they will apply when they get back to work.

For a complete course outline, to see the list of upcoming public 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Courses, or to contact us to get a quote for a course at your site – click on the appropriate link below.

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Equifactor® Training

Learn to apply Heinz Bloch’s troubleshooting techniques and the TapRooT® root cause analysis system to understand and prevent equipment failures.

The 2-Day Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting and TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course is designed to help your equipment reliability experts and maintenance personnel find and fix the root causes of equipment failures. This includes developing equipment troubleshooting plans, getting a clear picture of how the failure occurred, and identifying and fixing the root causes of the equipment issues. Companies find there are significant savings when repeat equipment failures are eliminated. For a complete course outline, to see the list of upcoming public 2-Day Equifactor Equipment Troubleshooting and TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Courses, or to contact us to get a quote for a course at your site – click on the appropriate link below.

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We also teach a 1-Day Equifactor® Troubleshooting Course for field personnel who need to improve their equipment troubleshooting skills. This course is similar to the first day of the course above but it does not cover the TapRooT® root cause analysis tools (the Root Cause Tree®). To get a quote to hold a course for your troubleshooters, click the link below.

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Other Training and Custom Courses

System Improvements offers a wide variety of courses to help you achieve excellence. How can we help? Here are some of the courses we can provide:

  • Effective Interviewing & Evidence Collection (customize to be a 1 or 2-day course)
  • Auditing & Proactive Improvement (customize to be a 1 or 2-day course)
  • Understanding & Stopping Human Errors using TapRooT® (minimum 2-day course)
  • Analyzing & Fixing Safety Culture Issues using the TapRooT® System (2-day course)
  • Risk Assessment & Risk Management Best Practices (2-day course)
  • Getting the Most from Your TapRooT® Software (custom course)
  • Train-the Trainer Course (three days with pre-course requirements)
  • Advanced Causal Factors Course (2-day pre-Summit course)
  • Mistake-Proofing and Effective Corrective Actions (2-day pre-Summit course)

We can combine and customize courses to provide your people with the training they need to solve your company’s toughest problems.

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Course Guarantee

A guarantee for training? Yes! We are confident you will see the value of TapRooT® Training. Here is our guarantee:

Attend the course. Go back to work and use what you have learned to analyze accidents, incidents, near-misses, or quality problems. If you don’t find root causes that you previously overlooked and your management doesn’t agree that the corrective actions that you recommend are significantly more effective, just return your course materials and we will refund the entire course fee. No questions asked – no hard feelings – it’s that simple.

From the information gleaned from our TapRooT® investigations — preventative measures and corrective actions — our incidents rates has declined dramatically over the years; and we proudly continue to earn top OSHA ratings for workplace safety.  In addition, we are able to more thoroughly uphold management’s and the company’s commitment to the Responsible Care® initiative.

TapRooT® delivers many different methods into a compact, concise problem-solving system that we implemented company-wide in the United States.  The consistency and effectiveness of our investigations improved across all facilities. Today our sites have TapRooT®-trained personnel onsite to lead investigations of major incidents and major near misses. TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis is our corporate standard.

Ron Zanoni Manager of Occupational Safety, Arkema, Inc.

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