RCA Certification for Maintenance & Reliability Applications

Introduction

In this five-day workshop plus three 1-day subsequent help sessions, the participant will learn how to conduct a systematic root cause analysis (RCA) as applied to maintenance and reliability. She/He will also demostrate mastery of the method threough applying it to a real project assigned to her/him by her/his management. To be certified, the participant is also required to pass a written exam. 

The workshop starts with an overview of the various RCA methods such as linear method (5 Whys), fault trees, fishbone, and the barrier analysis method. Then, the focus shifts to one systematic RCA method that should lead to the same root causes regardless of who uses the method. During the first week of training, the participants will be given a head start in their projects. Then, they will be given a couple of months to complete their projects during which, they will be offered three 1-day help sessions where participants will come for progress review and support in case they are facing difficulties in their projects. Upon successful completion of their projects and passing the written exam, they will be awarded their certifcates. 

Objectives: 

 

  • Master a systematic method of conducting root causes analysis that should lead to the same root causes regardless of who uses the method. 
  • Learn to develop effective corrective actions to address the identified root causes of the probem being analyzed. 
  • Resolve real problems and achieve real cost avoidance as part of the certification program through working on real problems that the participants employer is in need for them be resolved. 
Course Outline: 
  • Defining RCA problems and their impacts on the business
  • Process mapping of RCA problems 
  • Data gathering and listing potential immediate causes
  • Charting the gathered issues in a fault-tree format
  • Determining root causes and developing corrective actions
  • Introduction to Six Sigma as a tool to improve time to repair (TTR) and thus improve the overall availability of plant equipment
The workshop is recommended for all plant personnel leading or participating in plant incidents nd failure investigations. 
Duration: 5 days + 3 one-day subsequent help sessions

 

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