2-Day Developing Incident Command System – A New Value Proposition Using TapRooT® Tools

Those who serve on emergency response teams need the ability to quickly assess the complexities of the incident, using their sense of hazard awareness to respond with decisive action and direct a cohesive response effort. If these important skills are not deliberately cultivated and drilled, a workplace emergency can quickly become a far more serious situation. In this course, attendees will use the essentials of the 2-Day TapRooT® course and gain the fundamentals of incident command and control, using SnapCharT® to build tabletop drills with the key response components. They will also use the Root Cause Tree® Diagram and Dictionary and Corrective Action Helper® Module to identify opportunities for improvement based on human performance during drills and emergencies. These tools will give first responders, operations personnel, and people in refining, chemical, and industrial settings the tools needed to take charge and direct their team members to effectively address various aspects of an emergency.

Instructor Joel Solomon will illustrate these complex skills by drawing on nearly 40 years of background in refining and his firsthand experience in responding to explosions, fires, major chemical spills, and other real-life situations.

The two-day course focuses on learning and using the essential TapRooT® Techniques.

  • Using the SnapCharT® you will learn how to improve your tabletop emergency
    drills and more efficiently and effectively analyze emergency and drill team
  • The training focuses on understanding what happened by identifying Causal
    Factors to identify mistake, error, or failure that directly leads to (or cause)
    inefficiencies in your emergency response.
  • Analyzing the Causal Factors using the Root Cause Tree®, and developing
    effective fixes using the Corrective Action Helper® Guide will improve your
    Incident Command Systems.
  • Review the Incident Command System (ICS), and learn how to train employees
    to respond to an emergency within the first sixty minutes using tabletop drills.

Course Outline

Day 1: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

  • Class and TapRooT® Introduction
  • TapRooT® System Overview
  • Using SnapCharT® Basics for Emergency Response Planning & Improvement
  • SnapCharT® Exercise
  • Causal Factors – Identifying the errors & opportunities to improve your incident command system & emergency response
  • Using the Root Cause Tree® to analyze emergency response & drills
  • Root Cause Tree® Exercise
  • Using the Root Cause Treer to help develop your emergency response drills
  • Corrective Actions – identify deficiencies & opportunities for improvement in the emergency response systems

Day 2: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Software Overview
  • Review of the Incident Command System
  • Learning how to train employees to respond to an emergency within the first sixty minutes using tabletop drills
  • Reporting – Management Presentation
  • Frequently Asked Question
  • Final Exercise – Putting What You’ve Learned to Work

Course materials we provide:

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