RCFA is a method aimed at identifying the root-causes of problems from an event. The practice of RCFA is to analyse failed components and identify the root-cause to correct or eliminate root-causes, as opposed to addressing the immediate symptoms. By directing corrective measures at root-cause, it is expected that the likelihood of a problem recurrence is minimised.
Monition have on-site laboratory facilities, and work with key partners to provide a range of metal and chemical testing suites for non-destructive testing. This in turn enables a detailed analysis of parts and materials to take place, in order to determine the root-causes.
The process for performing and documenting an RCFA based corrective action is shown below;
■ Secure evidence from component failure
■ Gather data/evidence
■ Identify issues that have contributed to the problem
■ Carry-out relevant visual or physical tests
■ Identify the root-cause
■ Develop solution recommendations
■ Implement the recommendations
■ Observe the recommended solutions to ensure effectiveness