Logical Approach to Fault Finding and Root Cause Analysis

Course Code: MCPTS1011

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Course overview

Course Type

Electrical, Mechanical, Technical Skills


City & Guilds Accreditation Certificate


3 Days


£725 +VAT


To provide technicians with the confidence and ability to identify and fix common faults, reducing downtime. On completion of this course, delegates will quickly identify the root cause of a fault, using recognised methodologies that provide a logical thought process to common equipment failures.

Please note: City&Guilds Accredited Certificate is an option for this course

Is it right for me?

Engineers, maintenance teams, technicians and anyone who needs to diagnose and locate faults logically.

What will I learn?

The course will cover a series of practical fault finding exercises on pre-prepared rigs and theoretical examples and will focus on:

  • Recognise and remove hazards
  • Differentiate between Methodical and Logical approaches
  • Apply the six step and half split approach to fault-finding
  • Correctly differentiate between symptoms and causes
  • Produce Flow charts to aid future fault finding
  • What is root cause analysis?
  • Why people don’t do use RCA & Three categories of root cause
  • 5 stages ineffective RCA
  • Define the Problem
  • Collect Data
  • Identify Possible Casual factors
  • Identify the Root Cause
  • Recommend and Implement Solutions
  • 5 whys & Fishbone diagram

List and demonstrate their ability to apply logical fault finding techniques to plant and equipment

What are the benefits?

  • Reduced downtime through faster fault finding and preventing faults recurring
  • Motivation and development of staff with improved staff retention
  • Formal targeted training with direction and end focussed on business need
  • Encouragement of teamwork through coach and assessor communicating more with opposite trade
  • Re-focussed of training budget
  • SOPs and training packages are written around business need
  • Safe job; Timely job; Right first time job
  • Improved productivity as downtime is reduced due to increased skills base
  • Cross cover of skills in event of absenteeism, sickness etc.
  • Nationally recognised qualifications where appropriate; skills are validated
  • Training records meet and exceed those required by HSE etc.

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2 Sep - 4 Sep, 2019
£725 +VAT
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For more information on this course

Logical Approach to Fault Finding and Root Cause Analysis Programme is available as both scheduled and onsite. Onsite training is a cost effective alternative to our regular scheduled training courses held at our training centre in Solihull.

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