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An extensive three (3) day training course in evaluation, adequacy, and potential effectiveness of root cause reports. It is designed to train participants in evaluating the root cause analysis presented for their review. Participants will learn to apply critical evaluation skills needed to determine the quality of investigation and effectiveness of the proposed corrective actions.

This course is intended for: individuals (e.g., executive review teams, corrective action review boards, regulatory agencies) responsible for review and evaluation of root cause reports prepared by analysts. Previous Root Cause Analysis training and experience is helpful, however not necessary.

Course Instructors

Each instructor has over 30 years direct experience in high-hazard industry, advanced and related degrees, and has earned rigorous professional certifications through examination. As well, each instructor is regularly engaged in leading or advising root cause teams investigating significant events in the power industry, petro-chemical, manufacturing, mining, electrical, construction, supplier, drilling, fabrication, decommissioning, transportation, nuclear power and other high hazard sectors. Course Instructors: Dr. Michael D. Quinn and others.

About the Root Cause Method

The Phoenix™ Method is a business-oriented, consequence-focused, significance-driven investigation process successfully applied for over 20 years in organizations and industries with a strong desire to avoid repeating mistakes and to prevent serious accidents or events from recurring. The Phoenix Method may be utilized to evaluate any event for which the adverse consequences can be defined – if the pain is describable, the Phoenix Method is applicable. The Phoenix Method has been used to analyze the causes of accidents and substandard results in the following applications:

  • Hardware and Physical Equipment and Components
  • Personnel, Organizational, & Programmatic Applications

Environments in which the Phoenix Root Cause Method has been applied

  • Contractor Performance
  • Electrical Distribution
  • US Federal Agencies
  • Operations/ Maintenance
  • Natural Gas
  • Manufacturing
  • Operations
  • Safety Systems
  • Construction
  • Design Control
  • Fossil Generation
  • Laboratories
  • Mining/ Drilling
  • Offshore Oil Platforms
  • Radiation Protection
  • Transportation
  • Nuclear Generation
  • Commissioning
  • Decommissioning
  • Organizational & Programmatic
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Emergency Response
  • Work Protection
  • Radioactive Waste
  • Petrochemical

Subjects Covered

  • The suitability of the systematic methodology
  • How the evaluation depth suits the significance of the problem
  • Whether the root cause evaluation included all the relevant prior occurrences and factors
  • How the “extent of condition” / “extent of cause” were addressed
  • The quantitative or qualitative measures of success developed for determining the effectiveness of the corrective actions to prevent recurrence
  • The schedule for implementation of the corrective actions
  • The degree to which the root cause analysis reflects risk significance and regulatory compliance
  • The role of the organization’s safety culture
  • The adequacy of the proposed corrective actions
  • The appropriateness of the corrective action(s) prioritization

Course Location

Toronto: National Education Center Location 100 Sheppard Ave E, Suite 760 Toronto, ON M2N 6N5


Toronto: National Education Center Location 100 Sheppard Ave E, Suite 760 Toronto, ON M2N 6N5

Accommodation Hotel Novotel Toronto North York is pleased to offer a $15 discount off the daily rate for our course participants. The hotel is located at 3 Park Home Ave, North York, ON M2N 6L3. It is only a short 15-minute walk away from our office where Toronto courses are held. Please call (416) 733-29292 or go online to book your room. Please note, proof of your registration will be required upon hotel check-in.

Evaluation of Root Cause Analysis not for you?

If you find that Evaluation of Root Cause Analysis course is not what you need, please take a moment to look at other radiation safety courses we offer.


Contact us at 1 (800) 263 5803 or (416) 650 9090 to check availability for this course.


Cancellations | The following administrative fees will apply to course registration refunds:

  • 20% of course fee if cancelled 14 days prior to the scheduled date
  • 50% of course fee if cancelled less than 14 days prior to the scheduled date
  • No refunds will be issued if cancelled on the day of the course
  • February 14, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm