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Toolbox Tips #1 (Part 8c) - The Concepts of Incident Causation

Kevin Stretton - Monday, March 21, 2016

Part 8c:           Common examples of sophisticated causation analysis models


Kepner Tregoe Causation Model


Stair – Step Model of Causation

International Journal of Engineering - Construction Accident Causal Models


Failure Modes Effects Analysis (FMEA)

Process Analysis Tool


Ishikawa Fishbone Diagram analysis tools-fishbone





We have seen how our thinking can be influenced by a wide range of social interpretations and how, in turn, our behaviours influence the way we approach incident investigation.


We can only hope to create a culture of continual improvement in the organisation if we change our thinking and assist others to not only follow but practice these improved skills.


The more people we encourage to adopt an analytical approach to systems design & improvement the faster will be the transition to a culture based on the prevention of error.



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