Course NameLength
8D Problem Solving Training2 days
8D Training | Eight Disciplines Training2 days
Advanced Product Quality Planning Training | APQP Training2 days
Automotive Functional Safety ISO 26262 Training Bootcamp4 days
Brainstorming Training2 days
CAPA Management Training4 days
Clinical Trials and Pharmaceutical Root Cause Analysis Training2 days
Design of Experiments Training | DOE Training for Engineers2 days
Design Verification Plan & Report Training | DVP&R Training2 days
DFMEA Training | Design FMEA Training2 days
DRBFM Training | Design Review Based on Failure Modes Training2 days
Fault Tree Analysis Training | FTA Training2 days
Fishbone Diagram Training | Ishikawa Training2 days
FMEA Training | Failure Modes and Effects Analysis2 days
FMEA Workshop | FMEA Hands-on2 days
FMECA Training | Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis Training2 days
FRACAS Training, Failure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Actions Systems2 days
Functional Safety and Hazard Analysis Training3 days
ISO 26262 Training: Automotive Safety2 days
PFMEA Training | Process FMEA Training2 days
PPAP Training | Production Part Approval Process2 days
Problem Solving Training Certificate2 days
QFD Training | Quality Function Deployment Training2 days
Root Cause Analysis Training3 days
Root Cause Analysis Training Crash Course4 days
Root Cause Analysis Training for Beginners2 days
Root Cause Analysis Training For Engineers2 days
Root Cause Analysis Training For Healthcare Professionals3 days
Root Cause Analysis Training for Non-Engineers2 days
Root Cause Analysis Training for Supervisors2 days
Root Cause Analysis Workshop | RCA Implementation | RCA Workshop3 days
Statistical Process Control Training | SPC Training2 days
TONEX Safety Engineering Training Bootcamp4 days

Root Cause Analysis Training

Root cause analysis (RCA) is a methodology used to solve problems at their root, rather than just fixing the obvious.

The benefits of RCA are that it uncovers relationships between causes and symptoms of problems, works to solve issues at the root itself and provides tangible evidence of cause and effect and solutions.

This is important because according to the World Economic Forum, complex problem-solving is one of the most important, and most absent skill in the modern workplace.

As with any problem-solving approach, there are core principles that guide the methodology. This is also for true root cause analysis (RCA).

These core principles not only help the quality of analysis, they also help the analysts gain trust from stakeholders, clients or patients.

These principles include:

  • Focusing on correcting and remedying root causes rather than just symptoms.
  • Focusing on how and why something happened without blaming anyone.
  • Providing enough information to inform a corrective course of action.
  • Considering how a root cause can be prevented in the future.
  • The realization that there could be more than one root cause.

root cause analysis

RCA was first initiated to be used in industries and manufacturing plants, but RCA methods are currently being used broadly in multiple areas, including industrial, engineering, non-engineering, medical, healthcare, educational, etc.

Root cause analysis generally starts with agreeing on a targeted problem, then collecting relevant data and analyzing them, through discovering the real cause of the problem. Once the underlying cause(s) is identified, then corrective and preventive action plans will be developed and implemented. Such plans will not only fix the problem from the root but also prevent the problem from happening again in future. A multidisciplinary team would be ideal to perform RCA studies.

It’s important to note that RCA is not a one-size-fits-all methodology. There are many different tools, processes and philosophies of accomplishing RCA, which was born out of a need to analyze various enterprise activities such as:

  • Accident analysis and occupational safety and health
  • Quality control
  • Efficient business process
  • Engineering and maintenance failure analysis
  • Various systems-based processes, including change management and risk management

Root Cause Analysis Training Courses by Tonex

Tonex offers more than 30 courses in Root Cause Analysis. Many of the courses focus on the fundamentals of Root Cause Analysis tailored to specific user groups, such as:

Other Root Cause Analysis courses focus more on specific training topics such as the 2-day Statistical Process Control Training course or the 2-day Design Verification Plan & Report Training course.

There are even classes where the focus is on particular tools used in Root Cause Analysis:

The courses cover a wide range of topics including how RCA can be helpful in such areas as:

  • Major accidents
  • Everyday incidents
  • Minor near-misses
  • Human errors
  • Maintenance problems
  • Medical mistakes
  • Productivity issues
  • Manufacturing mistakes
  • Environmental releases
  • Risk analysis, risk mapping

Participants also learn how RCA can be beneficial for:

  • Identifying the burdens and the root causes of problems in order to coming up with permanent solutions
  • Enabling to establish a rational methodology to problem-solving, by utilizing the available data
  • Exploring the current and future needs for organizational improvement
  • Developing repeatable, step-by-step protocols, in which one process verifies the results of another.

The various RCA approaches are also covered. Attendees learn about:

–The “5-Whys” Analysis

–Barrier Analysis

–Change Analysis

–Causal Factor Tree Analysis

–Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

–Fishbone Diagram or Ishikawa Diagram

–Pareto Analysis

–Fault Tree Analysis

Why Choose Tonex?

Tonex has been conducting Root Cause Analysis training throughout the world since 1993. The world class instructors at Tonex have trained engineers, managers and technicians on how to effectively solve problems using a variety of Root Cause Analysis  tools and techniques.

We have clients from organizations, agencies and companies large and small. Many of our customers are repeat clients. One reason is that at Tonex we tailor courses to your group’s specific needs.

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Root Cause Analysis Training