Root Cause Analysis Fundamentals

Start time: 9:30am AEST. Gain an understanding of Root Cause Analysis, the different forms and techniques that can be applied to address the failure, and how to identify the appropriate RCA process to rectify or eliminate the failed process, equipment and/or system.
Root Cause Analysis

An Engineering Education Australia Virtual Workshop:

About this course

Across all sectors of engineering, including oil and gas, mining, utilities, defence and manufacturing, the design of systems and equipment is becoming more complex. Failures of this equipment are becoming are becoming more acute and complex requiring engineers to understand that the root cause or causes do not just stop at the the physical reason why assets fail but also examine human root causes and systemic root causes that may all lead up to the physical failure of the asset.

This course will introduce you Root Cause Analysis from the simple 5- Why’s approach building up the comprehensive logic tree analysis approach explaining prerequisites and the Pros and Cons of each technique.

As a participant, you will be able to understand which form of Root Cause Analysis may be adequate to address the magnitude of the failure of a process, equipment and/ or system, and use the appropriate RCA process to identify then rectify or eliminate the failure experienced.


Learning outcomes

  • Learn and understand why and when to use Root Cause Analysis
  • Learn and understand why verified data is so important
  • Learn the 5 Whys RCA Process
  • Learn the Cause Mapping RCA Process
  • Learn the Fishbone Analysis Process
  • Learn the Logic Tree Process
  • Understand the benefits of using a team approach as opposed to one person performing RCA
  • Learn and understand when to use the various forms of RCA
  • Learn and understand the various benefits of each form of Root Cause Analysis


Is this course for you?

This course is relevant to anyone involved in asset management, production and operations.

Roles include:

  • Reliability engineers
  • Process engineers
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Operations Personnel
  • Supervisory & Management
  • Asset management professionals
  • Maintenance supervisors
  • Asset Managers
  • Production Line Supervisors and Managers
  • Facility Engineers
  • Transport and Infrastructure Engineers. Supervisors and Managers
  • HSE Q personnel & Managers


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Event Date Time
22 / 06 / 2022 09:30 am – 23 / 06 / 2022 01:30 pm
Registration Closes
20 / 06 / 2022 11:59 pm
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Key Speaker(s)
Alastair Krebs
Engineering Education Australia
Event Contact