Basic Failure Analysis (BFA) training is intended to provide facility personnel the
requisite skills and knowledge to eliminate the problems and chronic failures that
they are experiencing everyday on the job.
BFA is the “no frills”, get down to business, problem solving tool for those closest to
the real work.
While Root Cause Analysis (RCA) is an in-depth approach to solving higher visibility
failures BFA is about the failures-of-the-day that do not injure people, cause
regulatory concern or cost a fortune.
BFA is designed specifically by field personnel, for the field. BFA can be thought of
as a RCA Lite or 5-Whys Turbo. It is meant to adapt to these on-the-fly conditions
and not to get stalled in paralysis-by-analysis!
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This course provides an in-depth understanding of RCI’s RCA Methodology. The course is designed to provide a detailed comprehension of how to perform RCA to achieve the maximum bottom-line results. The attendees will learn how to physically perform an RCA on any type of failure. They will be taught how to develop recommendations for the resolution of identified causes, write a report detailing the RCA results, present their findings to management and track the progress of the recommendations implemented for failure resolution.
- Learn how to perform RCA to achieve bottom line results and on any type of failure
- Develop recommendations for resolution of identified causes
- Write reports detailing RCA results
- Present findings to Management
- Track progress of implemented failure resolution recommendations
The Objectives of this training are as follows:
- Identification of restraining paradigms and how they can prohibit finding the solution(s) to problems
- Link problems and opportunities to chronic and sporadic events
- Write concise failure definitions that provide a single focus point for an analysis
- Develop a global contact flow diagram for determining failure modes
- Identification of techniques used in the preservation of event data using the 5 P’s (Parts, Position, People, Paper and Paradigms)
- Form an analysis team by selecting members based on synergy and whole brain thinking
- Develop a team charter and critical success factors for the analyzed event
- Develop the top box of the logic tree by describing the event and modes
- Analyze the undesirable event down to its root levels utilizing the logic tree and hypothesis verification technique
- Determine the physical, human and latent roots of the undesirable event
- Obtain recommendation acceptance criteria from management
- Develop team recommendations based on analysis results and findings
- Communicate findings of the analysis and recommendations for resolution to identified causes (roots) in a meeting with management
- Write a complete analysis report including a description of the event, how the analysis was conducted, what was learned from the analysis and correction of identified problems
- Identification of the techniques to review the progress of recommendations selected for implementation
- Advocate a paradigm that promotes proactive continuous improvement, using RCA as a tool
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The presentation will open with a discussion about the core steps of the PROACT Investigation Management System. The workshop leader will then delve into the criteria defining a ‘thorough and credible’ RCA.
A contrast will be made between the pros and cons of the most common RCA graphical expressions (5-Whys, Fishbone Diagrams, Logic Trees).
Attendees will participate in the analysis of a basic case study, which will then be applied to the most common RCA expressions.
This will allow attendees to understand why some analytical tools are more comprehensive than others, and when each should be applied.
This session will provide the attendee a quality control checklist to use, to evaluate RCA presentations that are given to them.
The workshop will conclude with how to make an ROI business case for an RCA, so these expectations can be set for those analysts in the field.
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This training is a natural follow‐up to behavior‐based safety implementation and focuses on providing a rigorous
understanding of human error, including causes and deficiencies resulting in human error, proven proactive error
reduction techniques, and methods to improve human performance.
This process can best be introduced using first line supervision and Environmental, Health and Safety professionals as the drivers to uncover and manage potential human error traps. When the concepts of this class are fully utilized safety incidents and accidents will significantly decline, resulting in substantial progress in your journey to safety perfection.
1. Provide attendees with the requisite skills and knowledge necessary to effectively reduce human error in the workplace in a proactive manner.
2. Understand the conditions that increase the risk of human error in the workplace.
3. Understand how to implement proactive strategies to reduce the risk of human error.
4. Understand human error principles and truths
5. Understand ways to improve human performance
6. Understand how to proactively minimize human error through prevention.
Workshop Topics & Techniques
- 28 Types of Human Errors
- 10 Human Error Traps in the Workplace
- Crew Turnover
- 10 Supervisory Skills to Reduce Human Errors
- Skill Based Error Reduction Techniques
- Rule Based Error Reduction Techniques
- Knowledge Based Error Reduction
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The class concentrates on the practical teaching of RCM-R® as an optimized process for the formulation of
asset and process failure consequence management policies, which consists of five pillars:
- Data Integrity
- RCM according to SAE JA1011
- Analysis RAM
- Weibull Analysis
- Continuous Improvement.
The combination of the RCM method with the other tools that incorporates the RCM-R® facilitates its
application and improves its results.
RCM-R® Basic is the first in a series of courses covering this extensive topic. The class serves as a basis for
those professionals who aspire to become certified analysts, facilitators and instructors in the application of
reliability-centric maintenance according to RCM-R®.
The course uses as a support material the recent publication Reliability Centered Maintenance Reengineered:
Practical Optimization of the RCM Process with RCM-R® by authors Jesús R. Sifonte and James V. Reyes-
Reliability Engineering Applied to Maintenance Management (REAM)
You will learn how to determine asset’s predominant failure patterns as revealed by failure events’ statistical
analyses. You will also be able to make optimum decisions by choosing the most convenient failure consequence management policy to better reduce risks affecting your organization’s goals.
The hands-on class allows you to apply various types of reliability analyses to real world failure data to identify
proper proactive tasks and their corresponding execution frequencies aimed at making your maintenance
program both operationally and economically successful.