June 12, 2019 | Mark Paradies

Avoid Being Fired!

Blame Vision

You’re Fired!

In most old-time movies there was clearly a hero and clearly a villain.

The same is true in most current day major accidents.

The question you have to answer is …

Which one are you going to be?

If you are the villain, you get blamed for the accident. Usually, the blame gets passed down to an operator or a mechanic (someone at the pointy-end of the stick).

Sometimes, if the accident is bigger, the Supervisor or Maintenance Manager gets blamed with the operator or mechanic and they all may face the firing squad.

If the accident is really big and gets the attention of the Board of Directors, even more senior management – perhaps the Plant Manager, may get fired (or transferred to a job with no responsibilities in Timbuktu).

The worst accidents come along with government investigations (the worst – a Presidential Commission). Who knows who will be left after a Presidential Inquisition?

With big accidents, even the people who do the investigation are at risk. If senior management doesn’t like what the investigators have to say, they probably won’t be fired, but their careers could take a big hit.

If you are the Plant Manager, the Maintenance Manager, or the Investigator, how do you avoid getting fired or hurting your career?

The answer is very simple:


Avoid Being Fired

TapRooT® can help you avoid being fired. How? Try these three ideas…

FIRST, TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis is built to find fixable root causes and avoid placing blame.

SECOND, people with valuable answers about how to improve performance don’t get fired. They are the heroes. So if the Investigator, Ops and/or Maintenance Manager, and Plant Manager all agree on a set of effective corrective actions that are linked to a clear root cause analysis (the kind that TapRooT® helps you find) – they all can look good rather than looking bad.

THIRD. TapRooT® can help you prevent the big accident from ever happening by effectively fixing precursor incidents and other root causes discovered proactively. If you really want to avoid being fired and look great, this is the best way to do it!

Here’s the Deal

If you are the PLANT MANAGER, get your people trained to use TapRooT® to investigate precursor incidents and to use TapRooT® proactively to find problems before accidents happen. Call us at 865-539-2139 to provide you a road map to make this happen.

If you are a Maintenance Manager, Ops Manager, Quality Manager, or Safety Manager, CLICK HERE to contact us about training for your folks.

If you are in charge of investigations or you are an investigator, see our training for root cause analysis at THIS LINK.

Like a Boy Scout, BE PREPARED!

Get your folks trained ASAP and avoid the firing squad.

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