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Root Cause Analysis Fundamentals for Engineers

Learn the theory, tactics, tools, and practical root cause analysis that ensures you properly solve maintenance & operation-related failures or incidents. 

8 days


Online learning

2 CPD points

Course starts on 11 Apr 2022

Time remaining to start date:

What You Will Learn:

Root cause analysis process

Root cause analysis tools & techniques

RCA facilitation fundamentals

Implementing corrective actions

Course Approach

Learn - We will present the basic Root Cause Analysis theory that will provide context and a solid foundation.

Practice - We will evaluate the Root Cause Analysis theory against various case studies.

Apply - You will be given an opportunity to apply the theory and lessons learned from case studies to complete a comprehensive Root Cause Analysis report.


Introduction: Orientation & course welcome

Module 1: Root Cause Analysis process

Module 2: Problem definition

Module 3: Identifying possible causes

Module 4: Collecting data

Module 5: Analysing data

Module 6: Present findings in a Root Cause Analysis report

Class project: Complete a comprehensive root cause analysis report

This course includes:

10 hours on-demand videos

Content delivered over 4 days

4 reference case study articles

3 hour live group session

5 downloadable resources

Evaluation of class project

12-months access to digital content

Certificate of completion


Who should attend?

  • Mechanical engineers or technicians

  • Electrical engineers or technicians

  • Industrial engineers

  • Maintenance engineers

  • Maintenance managers

  • Foreman or supervisors

Applicable industries

  • Consumer goods: FMCG, Tobacco, Beverages, and Distilleries

  • Energy: Oil, Gas, Energy, and Utilities

  • Manufacturing: Chemicals, Automotive, Food Production, Glass, Ceramics, Concrete, Packaging, Plastics, and Paper

  • Mining: PGMs, Manganese, Chromite, Gold, Coal, Diamond, Vanadium, and Vermiculite

Typical employers

  • Consumer goods: Unilever, British American Tobacco, SAB, and Distell

  • Energy: Sasol, Engen, and Eskom

  • Manufacturing: BASF, Toyota, Tongaat Hullet, Consol, Saint-Gobain, Nampak, and Sappi

  • Mining: Anglo America, South32, Samancor, Sibanye Stillwater, Exxaro, De Beers, Bushveld minerals, and Palabora Mining Company

Career prospects

Demonstrate professional competency in conducting and leading Root Cause Analysis investigations or contribute positively as a valuable team member.

Course structure

  • The course will be delivered over 8 days.

  • Day one will be a live 1-hour orientation.

  • The on-demand video content will be made available over the four days.

  • The learner will have to go through the video content.

  • Proceeding content will be unlocked once the learner has watched at least 80% content.

  • Proceeding modules will be unlocked once the learner obtains at least 70% quiz.

  • The three-hour live session will be used to discuss the class project in detail and provide guidelines where necessary.

  • The learner will be given three days to complete the class projects and submit them for assessment.

  • Written feedback will be sent to each learner on the depth of their class project - This will be done a day after the class project deadline.

  • Certificate of completion will be issued after completing 100% of the online content and submitting class projects on time.

Course cost

R3 450.00 (incl. VAT) per attendee. Enrollment will be confirmed upon full payment. No payment plans are available.

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