Failure Investigations LATENT CAUSE ANALYSIS LCA LATENT CAUSE ANALYSIS LCA LATENT CAUSE ANALYSIS LCA
Failures are costly, time-consuming, and inevitable. The key to avoiding failures is to learn from past failures. Latent Cause Analysis performed properly will teach us the hidden lessons from failures - latent causes. The latent causes from "normal" or "nagging" failures are the very same forces at work in the big catastrophic failures. To avoid these failures companies routinely perform RCA's on key failures and proactively address latencies before a catastrophic failure.
If your investigations end with recommendations to "re-train" then we are confident the problem has not been solved. The symptoms have been treated, but with ever-increasing work loads and fewer resources, the PROBLEMS need to be SOLVED. To do this you must reveal the hidden forces at work causing the failure. The LCA process is not used to assign blame, an investigation MUST go beyond human causes to reveal the Latent causes. Effective Latent Cause Analysis will do just this, thus avoiding multiple failures in the future - saving time, resources, and money.
To avoid incidents in the future we need to understand why people do what they do. Until we understand we will never change...
Comments from previous investigations:
"I was very impressed! the process was very candid, it was very open, it was blame and guilt free.”
– Plant Manager
"I have learned more in the last few weeks about the plant and the people in it than I have learned in the last 6 years of working there. 4 7/8 out of 5, nothing is perfect."
– Plant Mechanic
"I would rate this investigation a 4.5 out of 5. We do other types of investigations and we have NEVER had such a positive response form everyone that was involved. This was great."
– Manager of Engineering
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Process and Capabilities
PRCTL is a Failsafe-licensed affiliate available to help in your investigation needs. PRCTL staff is experienced in performing thorough Latent Cause Investigations. The Process requires your company's cooperation. We will lead you through the investigation process. Evidence will be gathered and reviewed by key stakeholders (cross section of your organization). The stakeholders will identify the physical, human, and latent causes. PRCTL will be careful to follow the process of Latent Cause Analysis, and being independent, will ensure that agendas are checked at the door and the TRUTH is revealed. The stakeholders will then list the highest priorities for "opportunities to improve." This ensures that your company's management team will have the opportunity to review the investigation and implement key improvements that will avoid the same hidden forces from causing multiple failures in the future.
PRCTL staff have an average of over 15 years experience in the Energy Industry and have performed many Latent Cause Analysis Investigations for multiple companies in the energy industry. We have received letters of thanks for major failure investigations from Corporate Management Committees. PRCTL would like the opportunity to help your company avoid painful, costly failures in the future by performing a thorough investigation today. The process will create positive change in your company - greater reliability, fewer accidents and failures, increased return on investments (ROI).
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