February 15, 2024 | Mark Paradies

What’s in the 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training?

On-Site TapRooT® Training

5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis
Team Leader Training

The 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training is our premier course.

When I ask our instructors:

“Which course is the best for the students to learn
how to find the root causes of problems?”

There is no doubt – they will reply…

“The 5-Day TapRooT® Training”

Why is this? Because:

Both Processes
  • It covers both the simple and complete TapRooT® investigation processes (shown above).
  • It covers the essential and optional TapRooT® Tools. This includes SnapCharT® Diagram, The Root Cause Tree® Diagram, how to find Causal Factors, Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting, Critical Human Action Profile, Change Analysis, SMARTER, and the Corrective Action Helper® Guide.
  • It provides key tips for interviewing and information collection.
  • It provides advanced learning about troubleshooting human performance problems.
  • It teaches how to use TapRooT® RCA both reactively and proactively.
  • It includes a major example every day to reinforce the tools and practices learned.
  • It provides extensive practice using the TapRooT® Software to complete an investigation.
  • It links everything together to demonstrate how to use TapRooT® in a major investigation or a minor precursor event.

That’s why the course takes FIVE days!

5-Day TapRooT® RCA Course Outline

TapRooT® Course / Training - 5-Day Course

Day One (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)

  • Class Introductions and TapRooT® Introduction
  • TapRooT® System Overview – What You’ll Be Learning
  • SnapCharT® Basics – Gathering Information
  • SnapCharT® Exercise – Practice
  • Causal Factors – Identifying the Errors
  • Root Cause Tree® – Eliminating Blame
  • Root Cause Tree® Exercise – On Your Own
  • Corrective Actions – Developing Fixes
  • Corrective Action Exercise

Day Two (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)

  • Software Tips
  • Generic Causes – Systemic Problems
  • Enhanced Corrective Actions
  • Preparing for Your Investigation
  • Collecting Information
  • Interviewing
  • Interviewing Exercise
  • Interviewing Exercise (RCA)

Day Three (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)

  • Management System & Changing Behavior
  • Equifactor®
  • Human Engineering
  • CHAP & Exercise
  • Change Analysis
  • Change Analysis Exercise
  • Improving Procedures
  • Putting It All Together
  • Work Direction & Exercise

Day Four (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)

  • Human Factors Jeopardy
  • Proactive Improvement
  • Auditing Using Safeguard Analysis
  • Water Hammer Exercise
  • Analyzing Training Problems
  • Grading Investigations
  • Presenting to Management
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Start Final Exercise (SnapCharT®)

Day Five (8:00 am to 1:00 pm)

  • Final Exercise: Safeguards Analysis
  • Final Exercise: Define Causal Factors
  • Final Exercise: Find Root Causes
  • Final Exercise: Find Generic Causes
  • Final Exercise: Develop Fixes
  • Final Exercise: Presentations

Course materials:

  1. TapRooT® Major Investigations Book
  2. TapRooT® Essentials Book
  3. Laminated TapRooT® Root Cause Tree® Diagram
  4. TapRooT® Root Cause Tree® Dictionary
  5. Course Workbook
  6. Corrective Action Helper® Guide

Upon completion of the course, attendees will receive a certificate of completion and a 90-day subscription to TapRooT® Personal Software, our dynamic online software that guides you through the TapRooT® process easily and efficiently.

5-Day TapRooT® RCA Course Guarantee

To help you feel assured that you won’t waste your time in the 5-Day TapRooT® Course, we provide this guarantee:

Attend this course, go back to work, and use what you have learned
to analyze accidents, incidents, near-misses, equipment failures,
operating issues, or quality problems. If you don’t find root causes
that you previously would have overlooked and if you and your
management don’t agree that the corrective actions that you
recommend are much more effective, just return your course
materials/software and we will refund the entire course fee.

We’ve had everyone from employees who were completely new to root cause analysis to senior HSE Managers to corporate executives and VPs attend this course, and we’ve found that all were impressed with how much they learned that was directly applicable to their jobs. (That’s right, senior executives learned things that directly apply to their jobs.)


Sign up 3 or more people at once and get a $100 discount per student.

Have you already attended a 2-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Course? Call 865-539-2139 to get a $500 discount coupon for the 5-Day TapRooT® Course.

Is your company a licensed TapRooT® Software user? Call 865-539-2139 to get a $500 discount coupon for the 5-Day TapRooT® Course.

2-day course and Licensed User discounts cannot be used together.

How Do You Register for a Public 5-Day TapRooT® Course?

That easy!


First, go to this link below to see the upcoming dates and locations for Public 5-Day TapRooT® Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Training:


Just click on the link for the course you choose and complete the registration process.

Schedule a 5-Day TapRooT® RCA Course at Your Site

It’s easy to schedule a 5-Day TapRooT® Advanced Root Cause Analysis Team Leader Course at your site.

Call us at 865-539-2139 or CLICK HERE to request a course quote.

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