How to prevent failure from reoccurring – What do you do with broken parts after a failure occurs? When a failure happens on a job site work crews are pressured by management to clean up the area and get back online. So oftentimes broken parts and failure data are destroyed, altered or discarded. Don’t discard these parts – SAVE them for Root Cause Analysis investigations that may prove to be valuable information.
Learning what data is important to collect and how positional data can provide valuable information in restoring the order of events is paramount to identifying why the failure happened. Reliability Center Inc. offers several courses, software, tools and resources to assist the investigator in recovering what went wrong, how to investigate a failure and apply it to the Root Cause Analysis investigation for reporting PLUS how to prevent failure from reoccurring.
Enhance Your Work Skills With PROACT Training
Lead Investigator Certification Program Series
The Lead Investigator Program provides students with a solid foundation in mechanical reliability (fractology), and an in-depth understanding about the conditions that increase the risk of human error in the workplace. These integral skills will then be utilized within the PROACT® Root Cause Analysis framework and software to ensure that investigations are efficient, effective and successful.
FSI – Failure Scene Investigation Training
The Failure Scene Investigation hands-on analysis verification techniques workshop provides students with the skills and knowledge to strategically obtain and interpret the data necessary to solve failure by demonstrating how different analytical tools are used to prove or disprove hypotheses. Major topics included in this course: NDT Techniques, Tribology, Fractology, Corrosion types and Mechanisms, Human Performance indicators, Developing Data Collection Strategies, and Verification Techniques. Available On-Site or at Reliability Center Inc.
BFA – Basic Failure Analysis + Train The Trainer
The Basic Failure Analysis Workshop 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. Students are provided instruction on a unique 4-step process that guides them through the technique of solving chronic problems down to their root cause(s) using real world examples. In addition, BFA provides the guidelines for the support mechanisms necessary to implement countermeasures to identified root causes.
LinkedIN Group Discussions:
Join Bob Latino, CEO Reliability Center, Inc., in some of his recent LinkedIn posts and articles. They inspire some really great discussions among fellow professionals in the fields of Reliability, Safety, Human Performance, Maintenance, Healthcare and more.
- What is Reliability Engineering?
- Is RCA ‘Obsolete’ and ‘Old School’, as stated by Dr. Todd Conklin? Do Learning Teams Replace the Need for RCA? From aHOP perspective does RCA complement the HOP principles, or contradict?
- A Psychological Summary of Unsafe Acts
- Failure Scene Investigation Video: The importance of saving failed parts during a RCA investigation
- Video Case Study: An RCA on Why RCA Efforts Fail to Meet Expectations?
- You Cannot Do, What You Cannot Imagine! How does this apply to your Reliability Initiatives?
- Optimist or Pessimist? I’m a Problem Solver, are you?
- Why Mindfulness Will Not Improve Your Safety Performance
- Is There a Direct Correlation Between Reliability & Safety?
- Questions About Coefficient of Friction in Fasteners
- A Mechanic’s Story: Basic Component Fatigue
- Recognizing Basic Gear Fatigue Failure Patterns
- Basic Elements of Component Fatigue
- How Failed Parts Work Into an RCA
- Tips for Examining Shafts: Prepping for a Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
- Tips for Examining Rolling Element Bearings: Prepping for a Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
- Part I: The 4 Physical Root Causes of Component Failure: The Basics
- Part II: The 4 Basic Physical Root Causes of Component Failure: Fatigue & Overload
- Part III: The 4 Basic Physical Root Causes of Component Failure: Overload
- Name That Failure (3)…
- Does Your Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Effort Measure Up?
- Name That Failure Pattern (2)
- Name That Failure Pattern (1)